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Baker's Dozen

An Exchange Of Feelings: Felicia Atkinson’s Baker’s Dozen
Alex Rigotti , August 17th, 2022 09:32

Soon to play at Portugal’s Semibreve Festival with Violeta Azevado, Felicia Atkinson guides Alex Rigotti through thirteen eclectic albums that have informed her musical practise the most


Mark Hollis - Mark Hollis

I would say I learned about Mark Hollis even before Talk Talk, just because my friends were listening to it. At the beginning, funnily enough, I didn’t really like his voice. I was younger and I found it too precious.

I remember I bought the record when I was living in Brussels, the year I moved there. I knew the record for a long time, but I bought the vinyl there as I found it in the record store. And I listened to it again, and I found it completely perfect. The orchestration, the voice, the mystery of the design. And this picture that you don’t really understand: is it a cake? What’s that weird thing on the cover of the album?

The idea of stepping back from a band, where there’s the influence of Talk Talk but it’s just one man alone… I like the idea of being in your solitude and suddenly working on a special project and giving it at an offering to the audience, but sharing this intimacy.

He refused to perform it live, too.

It’s the only one he did, basically. It’s like, I made it, and now I can do something else – which I also find interesting, because I believe music is super important, but also other things are super important. It’s okay if you don’t do a record every year.