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Pulling At The Threads: Katie Gately’s Favourite Albums
Ben Graham , February 6th, 2020 09:34

On the release of her new album, Loom, the Brooklyn musician and sound artist talks about the records that have weaved their way through her life, from Joy Division to Joanna Newsom, Philip Glass to Low and This Heat


David Thomas Broughton - The Complete GuideTo Insufficiency
I feel like I blacked out when I first heard him. His voice is so bizarre, it’s mutating between many identities - his voice doesn’t fit inside of a slender British man. I was surprised when I saw pictures of him as he sounded like a big, heavy-set soul singer. I thought it was a woman, too. I couldn’t tell if it was a woman or a man from his voice, and that’s not an insult, but it was so mysterious. I started listening to the record and then I heard this song on it called ‘Execution’. I think he just has one line which he repeats in that song, which is “I wouldn’t take her to an execution, I wouldn't piss or shit on her would I, because I love her so.” How can someone pull that line off? And it was just so fragilely sung. I don’t know how to describe it. It’s just so beautiful. I don't think I realised for a year or two that it was recorded live, even though it sounds very much live. There’s just nothing like it. It’s so sparse and deep and unique and beautiful.