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Baker's Dozen

Stolen Pleasures: Simon Fisher Turner's Baker's Dozen
Luke Turner , May 25th, 2022 08:16

Simon Fisher Turner speaks to Luke Turner (no relation) about 13 records that accompanied his life and career of sonic explorations, from making soundtracks with Derek Jarman to jamming with Bowie and Iggy Pop


Beaver & Krause – Gandharva

It's really joyous, the singing is amazing. Some of it is recorded in Grace Cathedral in San Francisco – see that opens your mind, you think 'wow, Grace Cathedral, don't know about that!'. They were American too, and I was from Millbrook in Cornwall, not a lot got in there. We used to buy records in Boots, and a shop in Plymouth called Dingles. I was hearing things I'd never before and that's the whole thing with this isn't it? This is how I discovered electronic music. They were friends of Robert Moog. It's beautiful, spiritual, I loved the sounds. I've always got a bit tired of electronic music when it's just on its own, I get a bit wary and it's too much, but this is rogue electronics, a real mish-mash of stuff, and I still listen to it