There were certainly some surprising picks in the bunch. You know an album’s going to be a corker when Frank Ocean and the Blade Runner OST were big inspirations.
Frank Ocean – Channel Orange
Laterally obsessed when this came out, summer soundtrack of 2012.
Bjork – Debut
We put this album on in the studio every day before we started working in the early writing process of Eternalism.
Vangelis – Blade Runner OST
This is an all time favourite movie of ours. One time we watched 4 versions of it in a row, from the 1982 theatrical version to the 1992 directors cut!
Aphex twin – Drukqs
Jon did a thesis on this album when she was in music school, so she knows it pretty well. The techniques and innovations on the album have influenced our process a lot.
Bowie – Berlin Trilogy ( Low, Heroes, Lodger)
The concepts of these albums, capturing time and place, cinematic quality and gritty soundscapes amount to classic pop perfection. From the innovations in recording techniques to the style of Bowie’s vocal delivery, It would be hard to find a set of albums that has influenced us more.