Larry Gus turns our 10 best feature on its head with a towering 'list of lists'.
Larry Gus: "That’s the first copy of The Wire magazine I ever bought. I get emotional and strangely nostalgic just by looking at the cover. The list is also perfect (Radian! Vincent Gallo! Improvised music from Japan! (vs organised music from Thessaloniki). Also, this was my first encounter with the name “Albert Ayler”
Read The Wire's list here.
Larry Gus: "This remains a personal favourite, and it’s the only time in my life that I actually felt the literal, tangible warmth of love through a work of art. I was spending hours after hours daily inside Manzoni, and I still sometimes go to bed and doze off to sleep with the happy thought of the exhibition."
Read the list here. (Larry says, "go to the middle of the page please."
Larry Gus: "Where the man himself, back in 1944, tried to exhaust all possibilities and combinations regarding interior design and furniture, using a chair as a vehicle, almost literally."
Read Bruno Munari's list here.
Larry Gus: "In the words of my wife: “You owe your life to Gio Ponti, because he made everything seem beautiful around you, and just by looking at his buildings, you forget the fact that you’re carrying aimlessly your worthless self around this earth”. Before I die, I would like to jump from Pirellone."
Read Gio Ponti's list here.
Larry Gus: "I want to learn French at some point in my petty, disgusting life, so I would be able to understand this website."
Read the list here.
Larry Gus: "I stumbled upon this list back in 2007 when I was in the army and killing time by loading random albums on my iPod. That’s where I first saw the name (and the album) Harumi, and then I realised that Edan sampled it in “Beauty and the Beat”. The list kept on giving for months and years."
Read the list here.
Larry Gus: "He was the supervisor of my master thesis, and I still owe him a lot, if not everything. The name of the course that he taught was “Music Perception and Cognition”, which can be read as “MPC”, and I always found that funny. Well, that’s maybe the reason why I wasn’t able to pursue an academic career."
Read the list here.
Larry Gus: "One of the reasons, or maybe, the only reason that I'm not afraid of getting older, is Marc Maron. For me, he is the personification of hope."
Read Marc Maron's list here.
Larry Gus: "According to the man himself, he likes the ocean (deep), bridges (he likes to see them burned, or accidentally killed, or both) and of course Antonioni’s La Notte, which is the weirdest meta-thing that a fictional character would say. And of course by the end of that specific discussion, “he doesn’t feel a thing”, as usual."
Watch Man Men Season 02 - Episode 05: The New Girl to find out more.
Larry Gus: "I have no idea where I would be if it wasn’t for him."
Read Four Tet's list here.
Larry Gus: "That’s where everything in the known universe comes from. This is where all things started and where all things are going. Everything was different after that. Foucault can easily tell you why."
Read Borges list here.
Click on the first image in the gallery above to launch Larry Gus' list of lists.
Named after 'larigas' (or λάρυγγας), which translates from Greek as 'throat', the ever-enigmatic producer Larry Gus (real name Panagiotis Melidis) returns in 2015 with his second-full length album on DFA. 'I Need New Eyes' is inspired by a Proust misquotation and maybe partly morphing into reality via the gouging fingers in Panagiotis' slightly disturbing press shot.
Already sharing the singles A Set of Replies and NP-Complete, Larry will be putting the cherry on the iced 'kitchen-sink synth' goodness of 'I Need New Eyes' with an in-store at Rough Trade East on October 13th. To mark the occassion, Larry turns the ever-popular list feature format on it's head; picks it up, feeds it a few shots, and makes it spin around a broom handle by making a 'list of lists'. A computer engineering student at Music Technology Group in Barcelona and lover of Perec; Larry Gus presents a myriad of knowledge spread across popular culture, art, music theory (Larry gives an extra-special shout out to music technologist/psychologist and mentor Perfecto Herrera) and the first issue of The Wire he ever bought.
Larry Gus' album 'I Need New Eyes' is out now on DFA Records.