Things get lost once in a while: bobby pins, sweaters, thoughts, a thing we once loved. There’s something about getting lost: it has the potential to be bad, yet it also enables the possibility of being found. In a world where we’re constantly overloaded with new music, it’s easy to forget the albums from the past that formed us the most. This month we’re asking Andrea Taeggi from Lumisokea to dig into his musical archives and recover an album that touched his heart but was forgotten over time.
Which album do you want us to discover?
When did you first listen to it?
Around winter 2008.
Why did you want to recover this one?
This record and the parties thrown by pioneering dubstep collective DMZ worked as a transition between my interest in acoustic music and club music. They sort of expanded my views in terms of the physicality of sound and made me abandon some prejudices about club music I had (coming from an acoustic jazz background, I thought of the club scene as not very interesting musically).
This album expanded my views in terms of the physicality of sound and made me abandon some prejudices about club music
Did it influence you as a person or a musician in any way?
Some of the Lumisokea work borrowed (whether intentionally or not) elements (e.g. kick & bass tuning, snare choices, a.o.), ideas (e.g. ways to process sounds in the ‘dub-wise’ style) and general atmospheres (e.g. the synth work on “Selva”) coming from that early bass music period.
For fans of?
Minimal bass music, dub
What is your favorite song on the album?
I had a hard time eliminating any, but since I have to, I would go for ‘Pop Pop Epic’, because of its fantastic choices of synths (both main melody riff and ambiances), the steady and serious pace which conveys a positive message to me as in ‘pick your own fight’, the rhythmical drive and variations obtained by the delay effect and the simple but effective fact that it’s cherished in my older memories.