His new album released in September, Tåke, is a brooding aural landscape, weaving textures and soaring rhythms with energy and restraint to draw upon the haunting sense of change in our time, and explore the space in which we find ourselves.
The album displays an intriguing blend of genres and styles, so we thought it would be interesting to find out more about Guy’s influences.
Smashing Pumpkins – Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness
Corgan’s song writing has always had a big impact on me. Every chord progression or melody played on this particular album is just so aligned with my taste in music. It’s literally perfect.
Nothing in alternative rock will beat the Pumpkin’s use of dynamics, distortion and quality song writing. This album is a supposed journey from day to night and totally summarises how this band soundtrack people’s lives.
Tool – Lateralus
Lateralus is an album that has pissed me off in equal measures. I still can’t work out how you’d write an album this good and it actually frustrates me that I can’t recreate what they do within my own music. They are masters of tension and release, working with quite simple yet evolving guitar riffs and sonic elements to make each track an epic quest in its own right.
I can’t listen to just one song from this album. For me, it is the album to listen to from start to finish.
Ben Frost – By The Throat
At the time I was living in a creepy attic studio flat in Brighton with these big Velux windows over my bed. It was raining heavily andgenerally shit weather, so I decided to give this album a first listen as per my friend’s instruction.
I nearly cried. It was possibly one of the most petrifying aural experiences of my life. I hadn’t previously heard anything like it. This combination of field recordings and acoustic instrumentation with such intense, pulsating electronic distortion. There was a ridiculous level of tension going on throughout the album, as if you were being hunted by the pack of wolves whose sampled growls haunt tracks across the album.
I wish more music was like this.