King Midas Sound - FACT mix

"I'm not being funny mate, but if you're feeling knackered and rubbish - this really isn't going to help."


The Birthday Party - Hits

'no misses, 100% killer'

Zero - Charles Seife

'mathematical porn'

Janet Kay - Silly Games

"Is all this high-pitched stuff going to carry on for much longer?"


Robert Pirsig - Lila: An Inquiry Into Morals

"Doesn't exactly do what it says on the tin."

Miles Davis - Bitches Brew

"It's been stitched together in the studio? How did they work out which bit was good?"


Terminal Cheesecake - King Of All Spaceheads

"What the fuck is this? [...] Well can you turn it down a bit?"


Current 93 - Nature Unveiled

"The sound of people moaning about ceremonial robes not being colourfast"

Doctor Who

"Made up stuff about made up stuff."


Nick Cave - From Her To Eternity

'makes me realise what a miserable sod i can be'


Stockhausen - Stimmung

...people who don't understand about maths, talking about maths.


Misanthropic?... I'm not misanthropic!.... I put up with loads of people.....

Nurse with Wound - Paranoia In Hifi

'i've no idea other than it costs 99p'

George Crumb - Makrokosmos

'picking through piano bones'

Gong - Camembert Electrique

'no cheese...'

Venetian Snares - Rossz Csillag Alatt Született

"Neither one thing or the other. And I don't really like either."


Simon Fisher Turner - The Garden

'they don’t make soundtracks like this anymore...'

Anemonengurt - Wo Die Ebenen Geglattet Sind

'irritates the ears, in a good way'


Throbbing Gristle - 20 Jazz Funk Greats

Specifically 'What a Day':

“It’s just I’m having a nice Saturday but then he’s in the background doing that”.

His Name is Alive - Dirt Eaters EP

'Michigan bliss-ter-ings, spectral girl colours burning mouth by mouth'

Amorphous Androgynous - Monstrous (etc) 2

"Whale music for people who think they're cool...(PAUSE)...I didn't say I didn't like it!"


Non - God Beast

'precipices that choke a narrow horizon but paradoxically pleasant'

Current 93 - Aleph at Hallucinatory Mountain

'air guitar classic'

Etant Donnes - Bleu

'Remplit votre tête de syllabes de nature'

Thighpaulsandra - I Thighpaulsandra

'we build a mass grave for all the rappers and DJ's'

Current 93 - Of Ruine Or Some Blazing Starre

'Dad, do we have to listen to this grand-dad music...again'

Tortoise - Millions Now Living...

"It's like if Daft Punk weren't robots."

Crass - Feeding Of The 5000

"I'd hate to meet someone who actually liked this"


Autechre - Quaristice

"I can't think of any time when anyone would enjoy listening to this."

Whitehouse - Dedicated To Peter Kurten

"Sounds like everything's broken and they don't know how to fix it."

Union Jack - Pylon Pigs

"Sounds like it wasn't released today"

"Good music for sorting things out, like clothes"