Five 'desert island' albums


El-P: Fantastic Damage
Autechre: Exai
Frank Zappa: Hot Rats
Pet Shop Boys: Actually
Björk: Medulla

Huh, that was really hard… I’m terrible at choosing.
Oh, and everybody picking AE, haha.


Fantastic Damage. I think my brain might have the shape of that record. Or was it my heart. Absolutely love it!!!


“if you must” is from “both sides…!”

Del’s “Funkman” is also among my favorite albums. Less p-funk-ripped beats, more Del creativity.

“i wish my brother…” was just too much stolen p-funk with cheesy young Del rhymes. IMO.

he aged like fine cheese.

lol. glad you’re re-listening to some Del. “straight from the big bad west coast” is now playing over here


«The cologne that i wear is called napalm in the morning air»!


bjork - debut
NIN - the downward spiral
FSOL - dead cities
gorillaz - demon days
the cure - disintegration


Mr Bungle excellent !


Stupid robot :wink:


Aphex: SAW 85-92
Aldo Ciccolini’s Satie: Gymnopedies
The Millennium: Begin (or Paul McCartney: RAM)
Jorge Ben: Força Bruta
Jimmy Buffet: A-1-A (I see you judging me)

This was an interesting exercise for me. I went by choosing what has the best memories attached, not by what I listen to all the time. If I’m going to be stuck on an island, I’ll probably want to remember important moments and people in my life.


afx - analord (all of em)

it’s a total goldmine. same w/drukqs + the tuss


In no particular order:

Black Dog-Bytes
Guy Called Gerald-Black Secret Technology
Coldcut-Journey’s By DJ
Creation Rebel-Dub From Creation
Cabaret Voltaire-Plasticity


coldcut journeys by dj is imo the finest mix tape of all time. it’s a masterpiece :ok_hand:
was a massive reference for me back in my djing days.

I ended up supporting em when they played in dublin around '99-“ish”.


Hot Rats is choice but I’m gonna have to learn to live without Frank on my island :sweat:


John Phillips: Wolf King of LA
Love: Forever Changes
Spirit: Clear
Harvey Mandel: Christo Redentor
Parliament: Osmium

…for a different island…

  • Propaganda - A Secret Wish
  • Level 42 - Level 42
  • Autechre - Incunabula
  • Meat Beat Manifesto - Impossible Star
  • Boards of Canada - In a Beautiful Place Out in the Country


Can - Tago Mago
Talking Heads - Remain In Light
Annie Anxiety Bandez - Jackamo
David Bowie - 1. Outside
Bjørk - Homogenic


If I would have the time for it, … I would gently throw all these albums in an Elektronauts Favs Playlist for random discovery hunting.


“Heart and soul” is the comprehensive JD anthology released in 1997.


A secret wish is classic


Your question is too hard. Here’s my answer nonetheless.

  • Bill Evans - You must believe in spring
  • Vangelis - Blade Runner soundtrack
  • Renaud Garcia Fons Trio - Arcoluz
  • Solar Quest - Orgship
  • Rachel Podger - Complete Bach Sonatas & Partitas for Violin Solo



Just 5?! Crikey…

  • Stars of the Lid - And Their Refinement of the Decline
  • Neutral Milk Hotel - In The Aeroplane Over the Sea
  • Van Morrison - Astral Weeks
  • Joanna Newsom - Ys
  • Eluvium - Copia

Just missed the cut - A Winged Victory for the Sullen, WhatFunLifeWas (by Bedhead), Rain Dogs, Geogaddi… etc etc