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Learning Through Listening: Shabaka Hutchings Favourite LPs
Olamiju Fajemisin , March 28th, 2018 09:07

In anticipation of the release of Sons of Kemet's latest LP, Your Queen Is A Reptile and their appearance at this year's Field Day Festival, saxophonist Shabaka Hutchings detailed the thirteen albums that shaped his experiences as both a man and a musician to Olamiju Fajemisin


Björk - Vespertine
Vespertine is possibly the album that I've listened to the most in my entire life. There were big periods in my early 20s in which I'd listen to it every single day. It's so emotionally detailed that I still don't get bored of it. It's her state of mind, her way of seeing the world, seeing fragility of emotion, or fragility that in fact isn't actually fragile - in some ways she sees fragility as strength. Or small statements that aren't actually small, but resonate with bigger things. I was just learning and learning from this. What's happening here on a musical level is amazing.