These albums showed us a side to music we were never really familiar with, an all out assault of sound and structure that was so alien for 5 people coming out of school and college at the time ready to make music together. These records accompanied us across Europe in a freezing cold van, glammed up with pictures of T-Rex and David Bowie.

The romantic darkness behind all of them, songs that could bring you to tears,songs that you could fuck to, each of them completely unique and inspiring changed the way we saw and made music. Like most of the best records on the planet they create the feeling of extreme happiness and following close behind, the inevitable feeling of intense sadness with a change of key or beat of the drum. Avant Hard is one of the noisiest records and Morricone is one of the sweetest, with Again into Eyes we wanted to create a record that lived and died within the confines of a 12 inch record that could have no sequel but had a predecessor, like a director makes films. Combining the ideas that are so present in the records chosen, how on ‘Everyone Knows This is Nowhere’ no song preceding a track sounds the same, how on ‘Historie de Melody Nelson’ is purely a concept record - a soundtrack to a film to a film that didn’t exist, how Morricone’s ‘Bird With A Crystal Plummage’ sounds like it’s written for a Riviera mountain side, but in reality is a brutal murder scene. We were obsessed with how music can be interpreted when it doesn’t accompany a moving image, and how something so devastatingly beautiful can be the darkest accompaniment to a scene and vice versa.

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Brian Eno – Here Come The Warm Jets


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Add N to (X) – Avant Hard


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Ennio Morricone – Singles Collection Disc 1


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Neil Young – Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere


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Serge Gainsbourg – Histoire de Melody Nelson