Precisely two weeks ago, the first We Play Wax interview got published and since Tuesday was such a good day for reading, we thought it would be the perfect day for listening too. Couple that with the fact that today is Christmas Eve, you got yourself the perfect present: the first WPW podcast!
One third of Thejointventures, Glu is the dreamy, soulful, melancholic, even dark-at-times part of the trio, the kind of artist who plays by mood rather than by playlist or venue and always succeeds in taking the crowd by his side. The 14 track selection for the podcast contains some of the finest future jazz, house, downtempo, deep disco and krautrock that wax can provide. Also included is a short but fun interview (complete with links) so you can get a glimpse of Glu's musical roots and favourites.
Oh and did I mention this was recorded using only vinyl records? Just hear those pops and clicks man, candy to your ears :)
What was the first record you listened to?
I don't remember the first one, but it was a bunch of old classical music, some jazz and romanian stories.
What was the first record you bought, where and when did you buy it from?
It was a record from The Sugarhill Gang called 'Rapper's Reprise'. I bought it from a book store in my home town, Alba Iulia, in the summer of '99.
Name one record that changed your life.
Nina Simone – My Baby Just Cares For Me
Name one record that changed your perspective on music.
I believe most of the records I get change my perspective on music, more or less. The latest record that did that is Dominick Martin - Valentia.
What is your favorite record of the moment?
Andras Fox Ft. Oscar S. Thorn – Embassy Café
What about your all time favorite record?
Keith Jarrett - The Köln Concert
Do you have a favorite record cover or a certain label artwork that you are fond of?
It's the cover and the release itself, Atlantic Conveyor – Fantastic Incidents E
What record would you play to someone in order to introduce him/her to electronic music
The History Of The House Sound Of Chicago, BCM Records, 1988
What is your favorite emerging label of recent times?
Why choose vinyl?
If the record pressing is well made, vinyl has the best sound quality. Starting from that: story telling, artwork, 10", clicks and pops, legacy.
Why not chose vinyl?
If you're buying music, then I have no idea why not.