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Music Waits For You: LoneLady's Favourite Albums
Elizabeth Aubrey , June 30th, 2021 09:15

From singing along with Neneh Cherry on her way to school to a lockdown obsession with Durutti Column, Julie Campbell, aka LoneLady, takes Elizabeth Aubrey through the thirteen definitive records of her life


Mikron – Severance

I didn’t know anything about Mikron – literally nothing. But I really like their label Central Processing Unit, a Sheffield label with a lot of techno stuff. I was just browsing, really, and found this album and bought it. It's such a gradual album, but it really crept up on me and got deep into my bones. I think there's a kind of poignancy with it; it’s so atmospheric, poignant and hauntingly beautiful, in a really understated way.

Similar to Underworld, there is something a bit weirdly pastoral about it as well. Right now, I do find myself gravitating more towards things that make me think of wide-open fields because I just find that the city can be quite oppressive sometimes. I just feel like there's a sense of illumination in this album, so I listen to it a lot. I still don't really know who they are, but they're very mysterious and that adds to my enjoyment of this record.