In terms of music photography royalty, Wunmi Onibudo could be considered the queen. From shooting the likes of Little Simz to Toro Y Moi, her work never ceases to amaze us. With that in mind, we strongly suggest checking out her recent Record Shopping adventure with PAUW at London's Sister Ray Records. Great choices, great jackets.

PAUW's debut album Macrocosm Microcosm was released earlier this year on Caroline International. You can catch them live at SXSW next week and The Great Escape in May.

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Record Shopping with PAUW, Sister Ray
Record Shopping with PAUW, Sister Ray
Record Shopping with PAUW, Sister Ray
Record Shopping with PAUW, Sister Ray
Record Shopping with PAUW, Sister Ray
Record Shopping with PAUW, Sister Ray
Record Shopping with PAUW, Sister Ray

Brian (frontman, guitarist, songwriter) The Good, The Bad and The Ugly by Ennio Morricone

This is one of my favourite records. I'm a really big fan of film music, have been for some time now. Ennio Morricone's one of the legends of this industry, he's made like 400 compositions and around 8% of these are for Westerns. The Good, The Bad and The Ugly is one of my favourite movies, film music always knows how to get you into this mood, it creates a vision and drags you in. And that's what makes the music interesting for me. Film music knows how to do that best - and especially Ennio Morricone. The most incredible scene in the film is the one in the graveyard, which goes on for ages and matches the length of the song. That is pretty incredible in itself.

I saw him play in Amsterdam at the Ziggo Dome a few weeks ago, it was amazing. It touched you because the sound was so heavy it came in like a bomb. That's one of the best things I've ever experienced. So that's probably why I chose this record too.


Record Shopping with PAUW, Sister Ray
Record Shopping with PAUW, Sister Ray

Seppl (keyboardist) Yes by Yes

It's one of my favourite records because it all encouraged me to become a keyboardist. It is always a difficult transition from becoming a pianist, because you start on a piano or on an organ with classical teachers. But then to make the switch to pop music and using synthesizers and having multiple instruments on your side, that's always pretty difficult at first. For example, for guitar players they have it pretty easy because they can listen to Jimi Hendrix. And for me, the equivalent was Rick Wakeman from Yes, he was the first guy I saw who had multiple synthesizers all around him. To which I thought 'Jesus Christ, this guy is super cool!' And then he also dresses like a wizard, which is also super cool, like he wore a cape and a pointy hat. Not all the time but that was what I liked about him. So I thought 'Oh man, I've got to buy a synth and be that guy', then I thought 'Oh no, I've got to buy two synthesizers and be more like him'. Now I have many synths, organs and stuff and I hope I'm a little bit like him now! So that's why I chose Yes by 'Yes'.


Record Shopping with PAUW, Sister Ray
Record Shopping with PAUW, Sister Ray

Rens (drummer, vocals) In The Court of The Crimson King by King Crimson

I've been really into prog the last few months, especially late '60s and early '70s prog rock. I like the combination of the harder songs - with all the strange things going on it in - and the soft songs like 'Moonchild' and 'Epitaph'. And it sounds great, really great musicianship too. I think that's why I like it so much.


Record Shopping with PAUW, Sister Ray
Record Shopping with PAUW, Sister Ray

Bob (bassist) Volume One by Soft Machine

It was one of the first records my Dad bought me for Christmas because he'd really enjoyed it when he was young. It was my introduction to psychedelic rock I think. It really influenced me as a bass player and musician. He used to tell me stories about when he went to their concert in The Hague, where Pink Floyd played together with Soft Machine. He always used to tell me this is music for intellectual people, this is not music for dancing but music for listening. So he was probably high as a kite, ha, (I think) in the Sixties. I really like the fact that it's not just some pop songs on here, it's a bit more complicated than that but you can listen to it as a pop song if you like. There's a lot of humour in it as well. I really like the original bass player, Kevin Ayres, he was more like a lead guitarist playing melodies more than just laying down a groove. Which is what I like to do too. I've listened to this record a lot, as well as the second one.


Record Shopping with PAUW, Sister Ray
Record Shopping with PAUW, Sister Ray
Record Shopping with PAUW, Sister Ray