Baker's Dozen

Artists discuss the 13 records that shaped their lives

Other than the fact we’ve done some compositional work together, me and Paul kind of write in tandem. We’ll be sending ideas back and forth and sending each other stuff through the compositional processes of our albums. We share a lot of the same conceptual ideas I suppose. Anyway, as I say, I’ve worked closely with Paul for the last few years and when you’re close to something it can be easy to miss it.

When I saw him play this album at last year’s Atonal festival I was shocked to find that he had achieved everything we had been looking for over the last couple of years. It was the highlight of the festival for me although the whole thing was great – it has this cathedral-like experience. It took seeing that album in its complete form for me to realise how good it was. The combination of his music with Tarik Barri’s visual work was almost unbearably emotionally intense. The heartbreak of Arvo Pärt for the next century – proper future music.

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