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Baker's Dozen

No Music: A Baker’s Dozen with Alva Noto
Ollie Zhang , February 21st, 2018 10:30

From Laurie Anderson’s United States Live to Meredith Monk’s Dolmen Music, Carsten Nicolai tells Mollie Zhang about 13 records that shaped his musical backbone. Photo by Andrey Bold


Herbie Hancock - Future Shock
I think if you listen to my albums where there’s a more rhythmic approach, Future Shock along with Planet Rock gave me a kind of blueprint. I was never particularly interested in Hancock’s more jazz-leaning output - I never got so into jazz at all, though there were always people like Miles Davis and Herbie Hancock who had a musical backbone in jazz music, but had radically renewed ideas by blending them all together into a new fusion of things. This was the soundtrack of the mid-80s for us.