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The Bug Chart

The Bug

The top releases on Bleep, as selected by The Bug.

  • The Velvet Underground
    Artist
    The Velvet Underground
    ReleaseProduct
    The Velvet Underground
    Label
    MGM
    Catalogue Number
    4703867
    Price
    Release Date
    May 2015
    Sale VL

    The Velvet Underground – The Velvet Underground

    A record that me and Dylan bonded over, whilst recording the album. People would probably expect me to choose one of the first two VU albums, cause of Cale's dissonance, but i love the delicate beauty of these haunting ballads. Gorgeous.

  • Hex; or Printing in the Infernal Method
    Artist
    Earth
    ReleaseProduct
    Hex; or Printing in the Infernal Method
    Label
    Southern Lord
    Catalogue Number
    0808720004823
    Release Date
    September 2005
    9 Tracks DL DL

    Earth – Hex; or Printing in the Infernal Method

    The record that got me into EARTH, and the music of Dylan Carlson. I still find it utterly transfixing. Summons images of Cormac McCarthy, and conjures images of limitless horizons and desolate ghost towns. Bewitching.

  • A Shadow In Time
    Artist
    William Basinski
    ReleaseProduct
    A Shadow In Time
    Label
    2062
    Catalogue Number
    20621701cd
    Release Date
    January 2017
    2 Tracks CD DL DL DL

    William Basinski – A Shadow In Time

    With Techno Animal, we explored loop based imaginary soundtracks, many years ago on 'Re-Entry'. But when i first heard Basinski, many years later, he took the crown as King of the shifting loops. I lose all sense of critique, with Basinski albums. Love em all. I invited him to perform in LA on the bill with me and Dylan in 2016 during the 'Concrete Desert' recording sessions. A lovely dude too.

  • Unfold
    Artist
    The Necks
    ReleaseProduct
    Unfold
    Label
    Ideologic Organ
    Catalogue Number
    SOMA025
    Release Date
    February 2017
    4 Tracks DL DL

    The Necks – Unfold

    Ive lost count of the time ive seen The Necks play live, and i'm never bored, and always crave more...same applies to their albums. With the album Dylan and i made, i wanted to try and originate a new form of deeply fuzzed, smacked out, tripped jazz. Dylan and i have talked for hours about Miles Davis and never reached a conclusion as to what Miles best album was, as there were so many greats..The Necks got me back into Jazz, after i had grown bored of the genre, due to over saturation.(Incidentally the first instruments i attempted to play were bass and sax).

  • My Life In A Hole In The Ground
    Artist
    African Head Charge
    ReleaseProduct
    My Life In A Hole In The Ground
    Label
    On-U Sound
    Catalogue Number
    ONUDL0013
    Release Date
    January 1981
    9 Tracks VL DL DL

    African Head Charge – My Life In A Hole In The Ground

    Adrian Sherwood's early dub productions were a MASSIVE inspiration for me when i first became a producer. The potent cocktail of heaviness and psychedelia, transported on huge basslines and swingin riddims electrified me. And again, Dylan Carlson and i are both Dub music addicts, so this is a no-brainer. Genius production.

  • In A Beautiful Place Out In The Country
    Artist
    Boards of Canada
    ReleaseProduct
    In A Beautiful Place Out In The Country
    Label
    Warp
    Catalogue Number
    WAP144CDD
    Release Date
    November 2000
    4 Tracks VL CD DL DL

    Boards of Canada – In A Beautiful Place Out In The Country

    This was the first BOC release i ever heard, and their use of deeply melancholic melodies, stoned beatz and fx drenched synthesis has stuck with me ever since. On the album with Dylan, i guess i aspired for a similar sense of opiated drift and wide open spaces.

  • Closer
    Artist
    Joy Division
    ReleaseProduct
    Closer
    Label
    Rhino
    Catalogue Number
    RHI73394
    Short Description
    1xLP
    Price
    Release Date
    September 2012
    9 Clips VL

    Joy Division – Closer

    Graceful and gorgeous, deeply sad and thoroughly soulful, 'once I acclimatized to Ian Curtis goosebump vocals i was hooked for life. And as i began my journey as music producer, i realized just how much of a sonic genius Martin Hannett really was, and i feel this is his finest production.

  • The Tired Sounds of Stars of the Lid
    Artist
    Stars of the Lid
    ReleaseProduct
    The Tired Sounds of Stars of the Lid
    Label
    Kranky
    Catalogue Number
    krank050
    Release Date
    October 2001
    19 Tracks DL DL

    Stars of the Lid – The Tired Sounds of Stars of the Lid

    SOTL always echoes a sense of America lost, as far as i'm concerned. Gorgeous string arrangments, distant drones and minimal ingredients lead to maximum bliss for me. I discovered them late, missing the boat when they first released music, so ive been playing catch up.

  • Works
    Artist
    Abul Mogard
    ReleaseProduct
    Works
    Label
    Ecstatic
    Catalogue Number
    ELP020
    Release Date
    June 2016
    9 Tracks DL DL DL

    Abul Mogard – Works

    Seemingly Abul retired very late in life from a lifelong factory job in Serbia before making music, and then made music as stunningly beautiful as this. His crossover between classical arrangement/melodies and electronic textures absolutely bewitched me. Ive been indelibly touched by the mood and majesty of these spellbinding compositions.

  • Biokinetics
    Artist
    Porter Ricks
    ReleaseProduct
    Biokinetics
    Label
    Type
    Catalogue Number
    TYPE100
    Release Date
    January 2012
    8 Tracks DL DL

    Porter Ricks – Biokinetics

    Thomas Koner(Porter Ricks) once told me he was partially inspired to begin Porter Ricks, due to me introducing him to a Jah Shaka dub sound system experience. Flattering, because Thomas became one of my favourite producers. He and Andi mastered a futuristic sci-fi dub with PR, and proved to be enviable craftsmen of texture and tone. The mix of deepest subs, grey noise and shifting frequencies has continually influenced me.

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