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My Musical Influences by Marino Canal

Shelley Dodds May 14, 2018
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Influenced by the works of Brian Eno, Philip Glass, John Cage and Steve Reich, Marino Canal has carved his own staple sound in the techno scene through a stream of solid releases. His debut album “Over Under” has received praise from Adam Beyer, Nicole Moudaber, Adriatique Joris Voorn, Pan-Pot, reaching Beatport’s Top10 Techno releases and Top20 overall.

Marino’s He first got involved in the electronic music scene by attending forest raves hosted by his parents and his productions are best described as organic, hypnotic and melancholic. Marino’s most recent works include a tight collaboration with Nicole Moudaber’s MOOD Records where he released his highly acclaimed debut album “Over Under”.

Ahead of joining up with Tale Of Us & Sasha at Renaissance Birmingham on Friday 18th May at Boxxed Warehouse, we asked him to pick his top musical influences for us, if you want to head to Renaissance, tickets are still available from DT Tickets Here 

Brian Eno – 1/1

This is the first piece of ambient that I ever listened to. I was still a kid when I started listening to it. Currently, I listen to Loscil, Deru, Biosphere and many more ambient producers…

 

Bruno Pronsato Ft. Caro – Nobody Calls

A friend of mine Introduced me to Bruno Pronsato’s music around 2012 still a great piece of music that spearheads my “minimal” phase.

 

James Blake – Retrograde

I could have posted “Limit To Your Love” but I find that “Retrograde” aligns more with who I am. I was living in Berlin when this came out and going through some interesting times..

Yaeji – Drink I’m Sippin’ On

I discovered Yaeji by chance through some visual artists I follow on Instagram. I think what she is making is very refreshing and unique, one of my favorite artists from the mainstream/undeground crossover scene.

 

Kirsty Hawkshaw – Fine Day (James Holden Remix)

This has to be my favorite James Holden record. I still like what he is doing nowadays with his modular shows and live band music but I’m sure we will understand it fully in some years 😉 but I miss these days around 2008 when everything was just great.

 

Nils Frahm – Says (Live on KEXP)

I love the way Nils Frahm interprets his song ‘Says’ here with the Fender Rhodes and Juno 106. Just stunning.

 

Angelo Badalamenti explains how he wrote “Laura Palmer’s Theme”

Not necessarily a musical piece (althought it has been used by Nicolas Jaar to open one of his podcasts) but I think this video on how the Twin Peaks theme was created is stunning and inspiring.

 

The Prodigy – Firestarter

I think I must have been around 15 or 14 when I was listening to The Prodigy, such an anthem at the time.

 

Pryda – Choo

I love seeing very talented producers like Eric Prydz or Deadmau5 coming back to more underground hypnotic sounds and this is a perfect example of that. I hear people despising EDM constantly (and i can see why) but most of those producers actually come from an underground scene and are quite talented artists.

 

Erik Satie – Gnossienne No.1

Last track has to be this Erik Satie masterpiece, I did 4 years of classical notation and piano years ago, this piece reminds me of it. I have sadly forgotten most of it now and resort to guessing notes with a mouse on a computer or controller, but such is life.

Tale Of Us & Sasha at Renaissance Birmingham on Friday 18th May at Boxxed Warehouse, we asked him to pick his top musical influences for us, if you want to head to Renaissance, tickets are still available from DT Tickets Here 

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