#464 Brian Eno – Ambient 4: On Land

My Eno entry point was Talking Heads Remain In Light album which I bought on vinyl after hearing Once In A Lifetime on the radio. It was one of the first records in my collection and it’s still one of my top five favourite albums. After that I tracked down My Life In The Bush … Continue reading #464 Brian Eno – Ambient 4: On Land

#1551 White Noise – An Electric Storm

This album is Delia Derbyshire’s New Adventures in Hi-Fi following her departure from the BBC Radiophonic Workshop. It’s a curious beast, a collaboration between her and David Vorhaus. Her one-time compatriot Brian Hodgson also appears, assisting with the electronic knob-twiddling on the last track, along with vocals from John Whitman, Annie Bird, Val Shaw and … Continue reading #1551 White Noise – An Electric Storm

#821 Massive Attack – Protection

I wasn’t really into Massive Attack at the time. Somehow their brilliant debut album, Blue Lines, passed me by when released in 1991. Maybe because I was focusing on my A levels at the time, but most likely because I just wasn’t cool enough. I recall clearly the brilliant video for Unfinished Sympathy but they … Continue reading #821 Massive Attack – Protection

#56 The Avalanches – Wildflower

There were 16 years between The Avalanches debut masterpiece, Since I Left You, and this follow up released in 2016. I’d love to be able to say it was worth the wait, but as fun and self-assured this is as a summery slightly psychedelic sample-based danceable album, they were probably best to have left Since … Continue reading #56 The Avalanches – Wildflower

#848 Moloko – Do You Like My Tight Sweater?

The vocals on this record are so arch you can visualise clearly the raised eyebrow and sly smile of Roisin Murphy as she part sings, part purrs Eartha Kittenishly, part robot-speaks through these tracks. It’s Moloko’s debut, and it sets out well their particular stall of tongue-in-cheek electro pop. Formed in Sheffield, the home of … Continue reading #848 Moloko – Do You Like My Tight Sweater?

#1417 Various Artists – Late Night Tales: The Flaming Lips

I love a mixtape. I used to make them regularly as a teenager and into my early twenties. I still have many of them, ones I made myself that conjure up a particular time and headspace, ones given by friends and ex-girlfriends, even though I currently have no means to play them. So who better … Continue reading #1417 Various Artists – Late Night Tales: The Flaming Lips