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Baker's Dozen

Speaking Rhythms: Valentina Magaletti’s Baker’s Dozen
Jennifer Lucy Allan , March 31st, 2021 09:57

Prolific drummer and collaborator Valentina Magaletti marks the release of Tomaga's finest album by telling Jennifer Lucy Allan about her favourite 13 albums, from The Cure to Miles Davis, Art Blakey, and Can to Deerhoof, This Heat and the Art Ensemble Of Chicago. Photo by Adele di Nunzio


The Group/The Feed-Back ‎– The Feed-Back
Last month I bought a box set – I had to because I have a problem – [Morricone and Bruno Nicolai’s] Dimensioni Sonore and it's all outtakes of the Gruppo [di Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza], all the experimental drum stuff. It comes in a box of ten vinyl, ten CDs, a huge poster of Morricone I’ve framed, a tote bag, a book of the RCA session. It's so incredible. The sound of the drumming here is the one.

If you listen to the productions of Malcolm Catto for Vanishing Twin, and how he tried to make me sound, it’s this record. And the bastard has a fucking original of this album! You'll never find it for less than £1,000. I have a shit reissue and I’m Italian! I have a lot of Italian originals because years back I was in Rome and Florence and I got to go to the warehouses. He has impeccable taste, and he produced my drumming album with Julian Sartorius. If you want an amazing professional sound, you go to Malcolm, and where it comes from, is Gruppo!