My Record Collection - June 8, 2021

My Record Collection by Lustmord
by Tom
Tom
by Tom hmv London, Bio hmv.com Editor. Peanut butter, punk rock and pillows.

My Record Collection by Lustmord

In My Record Collection, we dig down to the bottom of musicians' souls to find out what the most treasured parts of their record collection are. This week, it's the turn of electro-maverick Lustmord, let's see what he goes for...

 

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

"It was David Bowie's Space Oddity, notable for its title track, and for the appearance of the Stylophone..."

 

The record that made me want to be in a band was…

"The Clash by The Clash. I saw them live quite a few times early on and they really were the only band that mattered. I’ve only been in one band though, SPK back in the early ’80s. I still like the idea of being in a band, but so few people are on the same wavelength and when they are, schedules, location and commitments get in the way."

 

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

"I’m not sure… and records I bought over four decades ago have an advantage over ones I’ve only owned for a couple of years. But, Kraftwerk’s Man Machine would be up there, as would African Dub Chapter III by Joe Gibbs and The Professionals. And for more recent years, The Coldest Season by Deepchord Presents Echospace has been getting a lot of plays."

 

The record that always makes me feel good is…

"It's Lee 'Scratch' Perry and Dub Syndicate's Time Boom X De Devil Dead. All the right kind of crazy."

 

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

"I turn to people, not records when I feel down. The wrong music can just pull you further down that hole."

 

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

"There are just too many to list. Just follow the trail of things that inspired and influenced the things you like and you’ll find many a record more than worthy of your time."

 

The record with my favourite cover art is…

"The original cover for The Return of the Durutti Column (aka Factory Records’ FACT 14). Coarse sandpaper. Enough said."

 

 

The record with my favourite title is…

"Album by Public Image. Not their best album, that would be Metal Box, ut it really has its moments. Ginger Baker on drums and Bill Laswell on bass. Laswell and I talked about working together at one time, but nothing came of it."

 

The record I can't understand why everybody loves is…

"Pretty Hate Machine by Nine Inch Nails. I just didn’t get it. Just rock music with samplers to my ears. And a watered-down versions of what others had done before. It always annoys me when those that copy gets the attention and credit that should go to the ones that are being copied. But such is life it seems."

 

The last record I bought was…

"It was O Theos Einai Agapi by Heavenchord. Dub techno from Russia."

 

The record I'm most looking forward to hearing in 2021 is…

"The one that I haven’t heard of yet that’s going to surprise me."

 

The greatest record of all time is…

"There are so many great records out there. Right now, I’d single out Miles Davis’ Kind of Blue which sounds fresh on every listening. It may be a cliche to single it out, but it’s considered one of the greatest for a reason.

Anyone who enjoys the sound of the album should also check out Cannonball Adderley’s Somethin’ Else, which was recorded in the same month and features Davies as sideman, and also Moanin’ by Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers recorded a few months earlier."

Lustmord's collaboration with Karin Park, Alter, is released on June 25th. Click here to pre-order it in hmv's online store. 

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Alter Lustmord & Karin Park

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