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Kinship At The Outer Reaches: Circuit Des Yeux's Favourite Albums
Patrick Clarke , April 4th, 2018 09:08

With UK tour dates for her unmissable live show on the horizon, Haley Fohr takes Patrick Clarke through her 13 favourite records of all time


Sonny Sharrock - Black Woman

My reason for this pick is because of Linda Sharrock. Her voice was, and still is, one of a kind, it has a divine quality to it. The first time I heard it, and any time I hear any of her music I'm overwhelmed with joy. It feels like freedom, like someone who's really utilising their body in a way that embodies that. I heard this album in 2010 when I was exploring extended vocal techniques, things outside of lyrics. I was exploring with my voice, but what she does will fill up your room and your soul in a way that I don't know if I'm capable of doing. Either you've got it or you don't, but I was taking the first initiative to open up those doors of experimenting.

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