9Bach choose 5 of their favourite records on vinyl

9bach's third album Anian is featured as part of the Real World Vinyl Club for November. Each month we choose a different album from the catalogue, making it available to subscribers of our mailing list with an exclusive 33% discount. We thought we'd get in touch with 9Bach to find out about some of their favourite albums in their vinyl collection.

1. Superfly

Curtis Mayfield

Mart: “There so many dynamics on this album which make it sound particularly amazing on vinyl; lots of space and then a blast of percussion and drums and Curtis’s guitar which is underrated but fantastic on this album. His voice also sublime.”

2. Screamadelica

Primal Scream

Mart: “The range and depth of sounds on this album, the big fat dubby bass and the use of technology just make it sound great. It’s a standout album of its time. It’s great that it’s a double vinyl album. The artwork also makes it a vinyl must.”

3. Efige Efige

Stelios Kazantzidis

Lisa: “We have this single that’s been played to a millimetre of its life. That moment when you hear a song on a TV program soundtrack, then source it out desperately for weeks, then the physical record arrives in the post and you have it between your fingers and you just stare at it for hours in delight… then play it for the rest of the month.”

4. Candylion

Gruff Rhys

Lisa: “Such a brilliant album all rounder. Some of my favourite Gruff songs, including a lo-fi 14 mins song – Skylon with it’s gripping story. It’s made specifically beautiful on Double Vinyl and comes with 3 sides of Audio with etching on the 4th side. And… it has a 12” pop-out Candylion Figure. There are guidelines here.” 😜

5. Lady Soul

Aretha Franklin

Lisa: “With the last track on side A being ‘(You make me feel like) A Natural Woman’, then the excitedly flipping to side B for ‘Since You’ve Been Gone (Sweet Sweet Baby)’, this album is one of my favourite ‘go to’ for Sunday listening. Aretha’s sass and iconic voice simply has to be listened to with the sound of crackling vinyl.”

Real World Vinyl Club

Anian by 9Bach is the featured album for November in our Real World vinyl club. Subscribe to our mailing list by midnight on 14 November to get an exclusive offer code which gives you 33% discount on the LP.

  • Anian


    Released 28 April 2016

    ‘Anian’ is 9Bach's third album. Like 2014's ‘Tincian’ it begins in North Wales, but broadens out through Greek and Near Eastern influences into an emotional tour de force. Angry, sad, but most of all passionate at the state of the world, the album taps into a truly universal language.

By Online Editor

Published on Thu, 14 November 19

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