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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


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.