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Baker's Dozen

Taking Stock: Colleen's Favourite Albums
Jude Rogers , May 12th, 2021 08:58

In this week's Baker's Dozen, Colleen (aka Cécile Schott) takes Jude Rogers on a journey through her musical life, from car tapes to heartbreak, taking in Arthur Russell, Love, Low, GZA, The Green Arrows and much more along the way.


The Technical Space Composer's Crew – Canaxis 5 & Terry Riley A Rainbow In Curved Air
A lot of the records I've chosen are from the late 60s – it's such an amazing time in history. Both this, by Holger Czukay [and Ralf Dammers] and A Rainbow in Curved Air by Terry Riley are from 1969 are albums I discovered through David Toop's Ocean of Sound compilation when I lived in England from 1997 to 1999. Basically, I came to England as an Erasmus student, in Winchester, then I fell in love with someone and decided to move to Liverpool and then to Manchester after I'd left Dijon – I was very young and my life was a bit of a mess. But then I started to listen to Gilles Peterson's programmes and got the David Toop compilation, both of which really opened my mind. Canaxis samples Vietnamese music in a really, really beautiful way – it was super-influential on me deciding to sample other types of music. It was my first introduction to sampling non-Western music or music that is not easily identifiable in general.