It was Shura who kicked off the whole thing. I’d wanted to do something to celebrate all the brilliant musicians who have changed and shaped my life. When I first heard Touch it shifted something. I was pretty far down at the time and had lost things I didn’t know how to get back. Suddenly I felt truly alive, in a way I last remember (musically) with the Sugarcubes on The Chart Show in 1987 with Birthday. The ‘what the hell is that and where can I find more?’ moment.
I wanted to do something as a tribute to all the women who have made the music that has enriched my life. So I’m starting a series of (random number) 100 paintings of women electronica artists whose work I love, based on various eclectic, arcane and unquantifiable criteria. Why? Er… Because.
Shura is launching her first album right now. Wishing her the best. Keep making extraordinary and beautiful music.