My vinyl collection in five records with Anden
Brooklyn boys Anden return to Zerothree Music with their magnificent new release ‘Walls’.
After the nod of approval from Solomun to join his fantastic roster at Diynamic, Anden has continued to grow and develop their unique and awe-inspiring progressive identity. Following no trends, the brothers bring quite an incredible sound to Zerothree showcasing their complete understanding of synthesizers and music production in general. It does not stop there, but original vocals are a key feature across all Anden records, recorded by the boys themselves.
His new single ‘Walls’ is out 15 February on Zerothree Music and to celebrate the release we asked him to talk through his vinyl collection in five records.
Tycho – Dive
This was a tough pick, as ambient/IDM plays a big part in my collection (this was picked over Boards of Canada). There is something therapeutic about Tycho’s music, that always feels familiar but still somewhere off in the future. I’ve collected the entire Tycho discography on vinyl, and have been fortunate to have played and shared these records at a few local spots in Brooklyn. The opening track, A Walk, is absolute mental bliss.
George Fitzgerald – All That Must Be
I love this record for its flaws – little imperfections that feel so intentional. Freida is a great example of those imperfections, and the vocal sampling humanizes the synths in a way that makes them feel as if they are talking to you. While I enjoy this record listening from my couch, ‘The Echo Forgets’ has found its way into several of our DJ sets, most memorable being the rooftop of The Clevelander hotel during Miami Music Week in 2018.
Queen – A Night At The Opera
I’ve always been a fan of Queen, but in light of the recent Bohemian Rhapsody film, I’ve been listening to more of Freddie Mercury’s work, reading about his life, and watching old films from his performances. For anyone reading this, if there is one thing you watch this week, Youtube search ‘Queen Live at AID 1985’. Truly inspirational and raw. The opus from the record,Bohemian Rhapsody, almost didn’t see the light of day…take pause and think about all the “MAMAAAAA” moments you never would have had.
The Police – Reggatta De Blanc
My father says this is the best album ever written – as far as classic rock goes in my collection, it’s my top pick. I’m a sucker for Sting, who wrote Message In a Bottle, because of a Sting ‘Greatest Hits’ album that lived at my cousin’s lake house growing up. There were no radio stations within range of the house, so our summer listening was limited to burned 90s
Moby – Play
This album makes me love living in New York City. So much has changed in NYC since Moby’s life here in the early 90s, but this album makes me excited about living in such a vibrant, dynamic, constantly changing and constantly moving city. It’s only happened a handful of times, but I’ve played Porcelain as the lights have come on at a few venues around the city. The piano rift is so iconic, so uplifting and hopeful, and yet in such disparity to the vocals. If you want an interesting read for the winter months ahead that gives some perspective on Moby’s music, pick up his memoir by the same name.