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Don't Call It Fusion: Nitin Sawhney's Favourite Music
The Quietus , September 17th, 2020 08:17

In this week's Baker's Dozen, Nitin Sawhney talks Malvika Padin through 13 favourite records, from Kae Tempest to Miles Davis, D'Angelo to Joni Mitchell, Little Simz to Nils Frahm and more

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Agnes Obel - Philharmonics
I heard Agnes Obel’s music for the first time around six years ago. Listening to this album, I can tell you without ever having met Agnes Obel that she’s a perfectionist. It’s an album that’s so well-done and clear. She has such simple string arrangements that work in tandem with her voice to deliver music which feels very complete; whether production, composition, idea or execution. Very often when people aim for clarity of sound they compromise on the atmosphere created by the music but she maintains the mood and feelings as well. Another thing I really respect about her is how all her musicians are women. Women working together to make music that’s feminine yet strong is lovely to see.