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Moodboard: Audioglider

While his debut album may only be coming out this year, Audioglider is hardly a new artist. Having released tracks in the 90s under various pseudonyms (including Backdoor man and Pastaboy), Audioglider’s first big break came in when two tracks were released on Nick Warren’s GU30 Paris, followed by two EPs. A self-confessed master of 80′s inspired downtempo, his take on electronica has won him fans from The Big Chill to DJs such as Glenn Morrison and Hernan Cattaneo. His debut album is subtle and modern sounding, genre-bending dance. We got the ambient expert to compile a moodboard highlighting is influences and inspirations…

Synth Britannia:

Synth Britannia“Cracking documentary on BBC 4 about the birth of UK Synth Pop in the 80s – shows how influential all of these artists were on today’s music, with so little equipment and tech at their disposal. An essential history lesson.”

The Fifth Element:

The-Fifth-Element-movie-poster-1020270969“It seemed that one year, this film was on TV almost every week on one channel or another, and if I was channel hopping and saw it, I couldn’t help myself but to watch the rest of the movie. May not be one of Luc Besson’s best, but has Bruce Willis, Gary Oldman, Tricky and Milla Jovovich. A visual treat and a lot of fun.”

4AD Records:

4AD records“One of the most influential record labels in the 80s and 90s, bringing the world bands like The Cocteau Twins, the Pixies, This Mortal Coil, Nick Cave, Bauhaus, The The, MARRS. Achingly cool, distant, and beautiful. The covers and logos were also works of art in themselves. Brilliant”

Punk 7″ Singles Covers:

Upnk“Great book of influential singles covers – I had loads of these featured when I was younger, but had to sell all but a couple when I needed some cash. Wish I could have held on to them though!”

Six Feet Under:

six-feet-under-1“Dark, poignant, funny TV Drama, pre-Dexter or Breaking Bad. Follows a dysfunctional family as it falls apart before your eyes over a number of years, with loads of different plot twists. All deeply flawed characters – all brilliant drama. Loads of OMFG moments. Just brilliant. Download and binge watch all of them, and then go to therapy!”


grumpy-cat-ftr-1024x640“There’s a reason why they’re the most popular thing on the internet. Mad creatures!”


coffeebeancoffee-565800Espresso, Macchiato, Cappucino, Flat White – whatever – I can’t function without it. Growing up in an Italian family, there was always a pot on the go. I have to have two coffees before I leave the house in the morning, the first one to wake up enough to be able to enjoy the second one.

Tomorrow’s World

BBC1’s flagship science programme in the 60s, 70s and 80s. Before science became sexy (Professor Brian Cox), and funny (Dara O’ Briain), and beyond the ken of most people (Higgs Boson anyone?), Tomorrow’s World predicted the future with Open University lecturers, robots, and featured computers bigger than Birmingham – they even had Kraftwerk on in 1975 playing Autobahn. I tuned in every week for years, bringing bonkers science to my living room in South Wales.

Audioglider releases his debut album, Accidental Beauty, on 21 April 2014 via Section Records.

- Alim Kheraj

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