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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.


Kraftwerk – Trans-Europe Express
I guess there’s going to be a few electronic artists who have this in their list isn’t there? But they have that standing and importance which keeps them relevant.

Pillars of a kind of electronic canon?

Yeah, and when you think of them, they kind of appear like pillars, like structures or something. When I first started playing properly going on tours and travelling in Europe, this was the music that soundtracked that time and that landscape – the view out of the window of a van or train. In some ways, this new album of mine is an attempt to escape that influence - the totally industrial, metronomic music. I’m always trying to find a way of introducing the organic. Trying to find a synthesised whole.