This week’s Jukebox is a selection of choons from Danny Aldred, a visual artist and designer currently based at Winchester School of Art. Danny worked as a graphic designer for over ten years within publishing, editorial design and user-interface design. Recently he completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice and an MA in Book Arts at Camberwell College of Arts.
His recent work explores the perception of the book and its transformation in the 21st century. We’re big fans of ‘The Backs of Books’ project, part of an ACE exhibition at the Freies Museum in Berlin 2012; and also featured in issue 3 of Nom de Strip.
Saint Saviour – Red Sun Rise (Mahogany Session)
Saint Saviour reminds me of living in Brighton, being around so many creative people, friends coming back for drinks and hanging out. I have travelled extensively and lived all over the place, but there is nothing like living in Brighton. It’s like living in a bubble – I miss the place and the people. Oh yeah – great fringe!
Joy Division – She’s Lost Control
With Ian Curtis leading Joy Division they were very much ahead of their time. I still can’t believe this track was recorded in the 70′s! It sounds much more recent.
Sonic Youth – Sugar Kane
It was difficult to choose one track from Dirty - all tracks are simply superb. This album and seeing Sonic Youth at Rock City in the 90s opened me up to other forms of music – at the time I was into techno! Dirty is full of gritty complex sounds and amazing lyrics.
PJ Harvey – Down by the Water
Another difficult choice from an amazing album. Down by the Water reminds me of being at Glastonbury and seeing PJ Harvey live – she wore a green cat suit…
Gusgus – Is Jesus your pal?
I love it when music inspires and excites, taking you to another thinking space. Is Jesus your pal? takes me back to Iceland – I found Gusgus in the 90′s when they were with 4AD. The album is called Polydistortion and it’s very special indeed, with or without ice.
Peaches – Set It Off
It’s the energy and confidence that I love withPeaches. When this record was first released Electro-Clash was just starting and it all sounded so refreshing and new. I also loved the punky fashion associated with the scene.
Nick Cave – Hiding All Away.
From Abattoir Blues / The Lyre of Orpheus.
Nick Cave is so inspiring – he is amazingly prolific and his lyrics are incredible. He was our neighbour in Hove and I would see him often. I also loved the Berlin connection and I am a huge fan of Einstürzende Neubauten.
Tomcraft – Loneliness
This track encapsulates a great summer. Some of the German DJs of this time were superb; like Paul Van Dyk, Electrixx, Moguai and Kraftwerk, obviously!
Eurythmics - Sweet Dream
I remember being in my parent’s car when I was 8 or 9 and this was on the radio. Annie lennox was soooo cool in that suit and with that hair.
Soft Cell – Tainted Love
I’ve always loved Tainted Love – it’s so unique. Marilyn Manson managed to mess it up though.