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Wonder & Waveform: Hannah Peel's Favourite Albums
Will Burns , March 10th, 2021 10:04

Hannah Peel speaks to poet, writer and sometime collaborator Will Burns about the 13 albums that influenced her, from Kraftwerk to Jill Scott, Radiohead, Cluster and Steve Reich. Photo by Peter Marley.


Aphex Twin – Drukqs
One of my flatmates at university, in Liverpool, listened to Aphex Twin all the time, and the sound of this music was just always coming through the walls – these heavy beats and the woozy drums, and at first I was just like, ‘What the fuck is this?’ It was so intense. Anyway, I eventually asked what it was and he said I should listen to this one album, that I might like it because of the piano and of course I just fell for it and again it opened up a whole different world, the world of Richard James – his way of hearing, his sense of sound levels, the intensity. And actually it made me appreciate all his music, the relationship I had with this album.