TheLCDSoundsystemreformationisinfullswing,withdroppinginSeptember. We’re,andifyouaretoo,youcanthankDavidBowie. InanewinterviewwithLaurenLaverneon6Music,JamesMurphy,whoworkedcloselywithBowietowardstheendhislifeincludingplayingpercussiononhisfinalalbum‘Blackstar’,hasrevealedhowhismindwasmadeuptoreuniteLCDSoundsystemfollowingaconversationwiththe‘ZiggyStardust’singer. Recallingtheconversation,Murphysaid:“IspentagoodamounttimewithDavidBowie,andIwastalkingaboutgettingthebandbacktogether.Hesaid‘doesitmakeyouuncomfortable?’Isaid‘yeah’,andhesaid‘good,itshould,youshouldbeuncomfortable’. “Thefirstthingthatpoppedintomyheadwas‘whatdoyouknow?Youdon’tknowwhatit’sliketobeuncomfortable’.IwasimaginingthatifIwasDavidBowie,I’djustbewalkingaroundflippingeverybodyf–unlessmaybeLouReedisthere.Thereareliterallyoneortwopeoplewherenothingcanbesaidaboutthem.Butthat’snotwhohewaseverinhislife,hewasalwaysmakinghimselfuncomfortable.Therewassuchagreatfeeling‘youjustdon’tknowwhatyouaretoanybodyelse’.” MurphyalsorevealedthathehaddiscussedmakinganalbumtogetherwithBowiepriortothelateartist’sdeath,andthatheshiedawayfromco-producing‘Blackstar’withTonyViscontobecausehe“gotoverwhelmed”bythethoughttakingontheroleanddidn’tthinkhe“belonged”atthecontrolsinthatsituation. UK-basedreaderscanlistenbacktothefullinterviewon. Via:] PatrickHintonisMixmag’sDigitalStaffWriter,followhimon

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AnewinterviewwithKraftwerk’sRalfHütterTheGuardiandiscussesthemusicinnovator’soriginalexpectationsasanartist,theutilitysocialmediaandtechnologyandbeingaglobalphenomenon. Intherareandexclusivepiece,theKraftwerkfounderremembershisearlydoubtseverbecomingknown,letaloneinfluentialasaGermanpopmusicianinthelate60s:”thesecondworldwarhadleftGermanydisconnectedfromitsmusicalpastwhileBritainandtheUSwerebusyredrawingthemap”,heexplains. Famousforforgingstridesinthedigitalworld,Hütterdisclosesarefreshingviewonthecurrentandmodernizingoutletstoday’smusicindustry: “Basically,nothinghaschanged.It’sstillallaboutcomposition.It’salwaysbeenlikethis.Therehavealwaysbeenspeakers,radiospeakers,televisions.Alittlemorenow,butit’sstill]allaboutintensity.Alltherestisjustnoise.” Onthetopicsocialmedia,Ralfdismissestheso-calledvitalcomponentthecurrentgeneration:”It’sbasically…verybanal.Toomuchnonsense”. TheexpositioncontinuestodiscussHütter’sesteemedcareerandachievements,focusingonhislegacyandKraftwerk’songoingworldwidesuccessdespiteitsabsencenewreleasesinalmost15years. Via:] SydneyisMixmag’sUSDigitalContentEditor.FollowheronTwitter

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