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Prole Art Treat: East Man Selects 13 Visionary Releases
Yemi Abiade , February 7th, 2018 09:16

From Kate Bush and The Fall to Mobb Deep and Vybz Kartel, Anthoney Hart, the man behind Basic Rhythm, Imaginary Forces and most recently, East Man, selects the 13 albums that helped steer his art


Kate Bush - Hounds Of Love
This was the first Kate Bush album I actually bothered to listen to. I remember my mum listening to her, but I didn’t pay attention because I was listening to hardcore and jungle. It’s a brilliant pop album and, musically and lyrically, she’s taking loads of insane risks, doing stuff that’s really creative and genuinely experimental.

This touches on genius, for me, and the clever thing is she’s made music that has such a broad scope and appeal but is also very inventive. She’s trying genuinely new things out – the synthesizers she used were virtually brand new – and made them accessible and palatable without having to water down what she’s doing. Even the B-side, with its bizarre little stories and where the tracks run into each other, was quite a bold thing to do for a mainstream pop album. It’s near perfect.