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Daring Is Important: Gudrun Gut's Favourite Albums
Jeremy Allen , September 11th, 2019 08:52

Leading light of the Berlin underground Gudrun Gut guides Jeremy Allen through 13 favourite records - she wanted them all to be Neu! but as there weren't enough, there's the Bad Seeds, Throbbing Gristle, Lana Del Rey and much more. Gudrun Gut portrait by Mv Kummer

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Malaria! - Emotion
We're going to re-release this album, which first came out in 1982. I put it in this list because I was just listening to it when we were doing the remastering, and I thought, 'It's a great album, I really like it'. So why not? And I feel that my Moment album had a real connection to it somehow. I see the lineage, and that’s great.

It's going to be re-released as a double album, with one full disc of Emotion and one a compilation of 12"s and 7"s. So when I listened to it I thought, 'I'm still doing similar stuff. I might use different equipment but it's still the same.’ The second side is experimental and I'm still doing experimental parts and more song-orientated parts, and I thought it has this powerful force behind it, and there's some symmetry. People say the stuff I’m doing now is so far away from what we originally did... well I don't think so! [devious laugh].

Listening again really took me back to being in the studio with Ken Thomas and Martin Culverwell. I was sitting there mostly all night to see what you can do in a studio, because we weren't very experienced, but there we got to try out the possibilities of recording and mixing. And Ken Thomas was a fantastic engineer.


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