So here is a list of the music we used to listen to before Studio Music came into our lives:

Miles Davis – So What  

First thing in the morning or late at night. So clean and clear.

Anthony & The Johnsons – Hope There's Someone  

We saw them perform in a Vancouver and witnessed the transcendental powers of music and performance. That experience is something we strive for in our work, though it is often a far quieter and subtler experience when expressed through art I fear.

Bjork – Frosti  

She is so consistent in what she does, so good, so committed to her own path.

Leonard Cohen – Famous Blue Raincoat


Nina Simone – Black Is the Colour of My True Love's Hair

Frank Sinatra with Count Basie  – One for my Baby (And One More For The Road)  

This album was the inspiration for my degree show all those years ago. 

Arctic Monkeys – Riot Van  

Their lyrics are great. That first album is brilliant.

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Green Eyes  

Saw him perform in Tasmania, though he lives around the corner from us in Brighton. His incredible onstage persona and energy something quite at odds with the dog walking, Suzuki Wagon driving guy I see at the shops. I do worry that technically I am stalking him.

Johnny Cash – Hurt

David Bowie – Life on Mars  

Often a body of our work is based around a single song or album. This song sat very centrally to our work for a long time. The work it produced looked at the world as if from a great distance though alien eyes.

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