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hanging out with audiophiles

Jan 27, 2021

Kieran Hebden is one of the most uniquely talented UK electronic artists working today.
He’s produced a wonderful stack of LPS and a remixed some of the best, from Aphex to Radiohead to Jamie Lidell.
He’s walked an unconventional path but the seemingly strange choices of gear and methods he’s landed on are all very much considered.
He is literally building a physical line of records that will stand as his legacy and that’s at the forefront of his thinking.
There’s this drive to be finishing music and finding ways to keep inspired and making the whole thing feel free and live.
He finds an amazing balance in his work between meticulousness and chaos.
The collaborations with Jazz legend Steve Reid in particular showed how live electronics could be just that. LIVE!
Messy, ever changing and satisfyingly intense.
Unsurprisingly, he works best outside the traditional music making spaces, favouring his home and small, manageable setups over the monster rooms.
Minimal amount of gear but huge amounts of vinyl!!!!
We toured the states in 2005. I was opening for Kieran and it was a hell of a run.
I’ve very fond memories of that time.
He’s a super smart and warm man that is the only person I know that plays cool edit like a violin.

Please welcome onto hanging out with audiophiles

Four Tet!

Music on the show comes from

Colin Fry. Find his music here.

Kams on Metr music. Find the goodies here!

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In the nitty I delve in the beautifully noisy needlescape that can be made with the Gakken toy record maker ! Lots of fun but I fried mine somehow though power issues.
This nitty was the last time it shall be heard. Shame. I was just getting the hang of it.
Here’s a link if you fancy building one (instructions in Japanese


Special thanks to Jake Aron for this tremendous help getting the interview sounding good and building a new vocal chain.
I love the changes. Love Jake! If you need mix/production work he’s your guy. So talented and great to work with
Find him here


Thank you also to the show sponsors Spectrasonics
Makers of SERIOUS soft synth magic!
Check them out!

Check these ace YouTube sessions to see the quality and the sheer playing! It’s wild



So good!