2017 Jun 18 12:33 PM
My record collection - Q&A

The first record I ever bought with my own money was…

"It was Phil Collins' '...but seriously'. I bought it in december 1989, and about a week before I bought the first 'synthesizer greatest' album"

 

The record that made me want to make music was…

"Discovery" by Mike Oldfield. It had photos from the recording process on the inner sleeve, and I wanted to be surrounded by instruments and equipment like that.

 

The record I've played more than any other is…

"'The Concerts in China' by Jean-Michel Jarre. I know every nook and cranny on that album."

 

The record that always make me feel good is…

"The soundtrack for the film 'Amelie' by Yann Tiersen. Both the film and the music gets me every time."

 

The record I turn to when I'm feeling down is…

"'Not an album as such, but Samuel Barber's 'Adagio'"

 

The record I think is the most underrated of all time is…

"Roger Waters and Ron Geesin 'Music from The Body'. For years I had no idea that it was a soundtrack, but I love the meandering feel of it. It jumps in and out of genres, but still, in the end it feels very together."

 

The record with my favourite cover art is…

"Einstürzende Neubauten's 'Haus der Lüge'. That said, I think the cover art is almost as important as the music itself, and I could name quite a lot of albums with amazing sleeves. Storm Thorgerson's cover for Pink Floyd's 'Animals' is just epic!"

 

The record with my favourite title is…

"David Bedford's 'Star clusters, nebulae and places in Devon'"

 

The record I can't understand why everybody loves 

"Pink Floyd's 'The Wall'. There are epic moments on it. In fact some of their finest moments. But as an album, I think it's inferior to it's three predecessors."

 

The record I'm most looking forward to hearing in 2017 is…

"Steven Wilson 'To the Bone'"

 

The greatest record of all time is…

"It is impossible to answer that question."

 

The rarest LP I own is…

"I have sold all the rarities I had in my collection."

 

The strangest Album I own is...

"I've got a few recordings of Kurt Schwitter's 'Ursonate' which is really weird. Then there's the danish act Pafpetakel, which is pretty messed up"

 

The last Album I bought was…

"'Is this the life we really want' by Roger Waters and the new Sort Sol album"