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Baker's Dozen

Sleeper Hits: Weyes Blood’s Baker’s Dozen
Alex Rigotti , November 23rd, 2022 10:04

Weyes Blood speaks to Alex Rigotti about the thirteen albums that influenced her the most, from Robert Wyatt and Syd Barrett to Ween and XTC


Vangelis – Opéra Sauvage

I do yoga to this album and it's very great to chill too. I started doing yoga in my twenties because I had a lot of lower back pain. I just realised that playing guitar and touring is not the best for your body. Eventually, you’ve got to do something and try to straighten it out. I feel ‘Rêve’ particularly has a very abstract, ‘let go’ feeling to it. Any time I'm stretching, by the time that song comes on, I'll start to really relax. I can literally feel the energy shift. It goes back to the Rhodes [piano], too. It's a very seventies, lowkey, mellow, sexy keyboard sound. I actually have a copy of Opéra Sauvage on tape. There's definitely different ways to listen to stuff, but for whatever reason, I just am really attached to that tape. It's kind of like fate: you find a tape at a thrift store. It’s very random how you come across them versus taking it out on streaming or something.