I love this record, and it was a joy to help Sam make it.
Oscar And The Wolf, whose first record I co-produced in 2014, are back! I went to ICP in Brussels a few weeks ago to help out with string arrangements and guitars. That studio is unlike any other I’ve been to – it has such an enormous collection of guitars, pedals, keyboards and drums that the only difficult thing about working there is deciding what gear to use.
Congratulations to Max and his producer Jeroen de Pessemier. Here’s the first single.
Check it out! Directed by Zhang + Knight
I recently came across this documentary about Andi Sex Gang. He was one of the first artists I collaborated with, shortly after I decided to leave music college in 1998. His band Sex Gang Children were enormously influential in the 1980s and he can reasonably be credited with having defined the Goth movement.
Andi is a visionary musician and a true original; he also has a background in social activism and, although when I met him he had recently emerged from a brutal few years, he struck me as one of the most life-affirming, dignified and driven people I’d ever met. He was also very funny.
Playing his extraordinary music remains one of the highlights of my life and although this film is a little rough around the edges, it gives a great idea of what Andi is like and serves as a decent introduction to his art.
I appear very briefly towards the end, in some promotional footage, looking like a scrawny vampire apprentice – though thankfully without the blue hairspray I would occasionally deploy for gigs.