The Quietus - A new rock music and pop culture website

Baker's Dozen

Aspirational Music: Hiro Kone's Favourite Tracks
Bernie Brooks , November 3rd, 2021 10:32

From the duduk to spiritual jazz, Hiro Kone's Nicky Mao guides Bernie Brooks through a selection of thirteen tracks that informed and inspired her latest LP, Silvercoat The Throng


Sylvain Chauveau Featuring Chant 1450 Renaissance Ensemble - 'Siempre Criece + Alburquerque'

Really nice reworkings of early Spanish Renaissance music. I like the decision to put these two pieces together, that juxtaposition. That's what I really like about this. The first part is these driving strings, followed by this sudden kind of silence. Then there's this drone and pluck thing that happens and then it opens up, and there's this sort of granularity that happens towards the end. It's just very cool. I think it's inspiring thinking of that in the context of working in electronic music, working with the tools that I use. I definitely feel a parallel there.

tQ: It seems to me that Silvercoat has very direct parallels to contemporary classical music or whatever you want to call it.

Brent Arnold, an amazing cello player, came in to draw that out.

It totally makes sense. There's this obvious, clear compatibility between analog synthesis and strings.

Oh yeah, for sure.