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Impossible Syllables: Lucrecia Dalt’s Favourite Albums
Matthew Neale , September 2nd, 2020 08:21

In this week's Baker's Dozen, Lucrecia Dalt speaks to Matthew Neale about her love of jazz, crafting an alter-ego for her new record, and the delimiting forces of language


Gil Evans – The Individualism Of Gil Evans
This record is so bonkers, partly through the grandiosity which he achieves through the orchestra. I read that he was allowed a lot of freedom in the number of people he was going to work with, as well as rehearsal time. Having worked with an orchestra once myself, and having very little experience, I realised how important that is – to have valuable time with people that you collaborate with. I think that’s reflected in this record. I put my stereo on, it’s loud, I listen from beginning to end, and I’m just mesmerised by it. There is a very out of tune trumpet in the mix, and once you identify it you cannot forget about it. But then that kind of adds to the experience. It’s immense, it’s wonderful, and I never get tired of it.