The Horrors bassist and library music enthusiast Tom Furse has kindly treated us to the tracks that influenced his recently released Run To Me Suite EP - rather than try and win obscurity points, Furse has let honesty shine through and picked the tracks that really inspired his latest release. As he wrote to us, it's "hardly crate digger stuff but these were the genuine influences."
When those influences include Kraftwerk, LCD, Talking Heads and Cybotron you know you're onto a winner. We particularly like Furse's description of causing confusion amongst "groups of sexually uptight men" when he plays the Hercules classic 7 Ways...
Run to Me Suite is out now on Dave Maclean's Kick + Clap and Because Music.
Talking Heads - Burning Down The House Live
I had a bit of a Talking Heads conversion a few years ago. I went from not knowing much to thinking they were one of the most progressive pop groups around. Of particular influence to me was Bernie Worrell’s insane keyboard chops on this live version. Bernie played with Funkadelic and it’s probably not talked about enough of what an inspired match this is. Bernie’s just really cutting loose at points, making the most of the modulation at his finger tips and being so expressive. Although I lack the chops I think I attempted in some way to channel that into this EP, and got quite into doing takes of just playing atonal two note chords bursts in place of trying to do traditional melodic parts.