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Magical Cuts: Anthony ‘Surgeon’ Child’s Favourite Music
Luke Turner , March 30th, 2023 07:45

With the new Surgeon album one of the highlights of 2023 so far, Anthony Child guides Luke Turner through a psychedelic journey that takes in The Cure, King Tubby, Sylvester and Alice Coltrane, and John Taverner’s quest for the sonic divine


Slugabed – any attempt to control the environment or the self by means that are either untested or untestable, such as charms or spells

I knew about Slugabed as a dubstep producer, this really wonky, jazzy, odd music. I hadn't heard anything from him for a really long time and then just stumbled across this. I was really blown away by how different it was, and it really seemed like what he was doing was really unconstrained, honest, direct and pure. It sounds like he's having loads of fun with it, it felt like I was hearing him musically being his authentic self. That album is amazingly detailed, funny, clever. I hear some real genius there. Comparisons are always really lumpy, but it's like Aphex Twin if he was into jazz funk. I don’t know how well known his music is, but it feels to me like this stuff should be absolutely massive, it's really catchy, but super weird as well. I’m a huge fan and just totally gush over his music.