Philip Sherburne reminisces about listening to Psychocandy for the first time and boy, is it hilarious. Via SPIN:
I still remember the day I first heard Jesus and Mary Chain’s Psychocandy, in a record store in Portland, Oregon. It was 1985, I was 14 years old, and I had never heard music that sounded simultaneously so sweet and so fucked-up. I asked the clerk if the store’s speakers were broken. I no longer recall exactly what he said in reply, but I’ll never forget the look he gave me; it was as though he had summoned every last iota of condescension in the universe and focused it on me in a single, laser-like beam.
Despite this rather traumatic record store experience, Sherburne is one of the world’s foremost music journalists. In channeling that very first list to My Bloody Valentine, Sherburne picks his recent favorites of lo-fi techno.
The first time I put on “Leosengor,” from the Berlin-based producer Call Super’s new EP, its incidental rhythms led me to wonder if I’d left a YouTube window playing in the background.