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Vol 02 / Trk 07 / Clean Coloured Wire / Engineers

I suppose this post is more of a response to Epp’s Primal Scream track, which bears the sonic imprint of Kevin Shields, shoegazer extraordinaire, and a man who builds fallout shelters from walls of sound. True, I’ve never been super-into My Bloody Valentine, and prefer Shields’ work as a collaborator instead of mythic guru. But his big idea had an widespread influence on music—that the vocal was simply not any more important than the other layers. I hear a little of it in Robb’s Deerhunter track, with its constant plinking piano and fuzzy guitars. Though I liked their use of the double-tracked vocal too.

This Engineers track made me want to introduce the language of shoegazing into this mix. We’ve seen so much human essence, from Pere Ubu and the Slits and Deerhunter and all the rest, that I wanted to drop in something almost mechanical.
m. joosse


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