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Baker's Dozen

Not Just Random Doof: Jas Shaw's Favourite Music
The Quietus , May 20th, 2020 11:07

Jas Shaw marks the release of the first album from his new project Shaw & Grossfeldt with a Quietus Baker's Dozen, featuring an Aphex Twin love story, why dance music isn't an albums game, and how a Resident Advisor podcast helped him through chemotherapy


SND - Atavism
I’ve put this one after Loveless as they are kind of opposites. Where Loveless adds, Atavism removes. I read that this happened through a process of making more complicated tracks and removing elements recursively. What we are left with is one of the strictest records I own, and I do like it strict. Very clean, pristine synth stabs remain, almost the same in every track. There is no progression within a track, it stretches and morphs a bit but nothing that would make you think that this is going somewhere. It’s so bare, so simple, so resolute that it really makes other music seem kind of silly.