In 2009 I curated a CDr box set of experimental and avant garde recordings by different folks in my life that I love and respect. The whole dang thing is pretty spectacular (in my opinion) but an above and beyond highlight is the record that Mike Skinner put in the mix called ‘First Moment of a Lurch’. Its 24 minutes of understated terror, tiny-room tick-tocking, and tale-telling heart. I think its a masterpiece. Its not available anywhere else (and there are only 88 copies of the box set) so we put it up on soundcloud so everybody could enjoy it. If you feel so inclined… listen to the magic that Skinner made and zone out in a reverent 24 minute moment of silence. Headphones only make it better…
The imprint Skinner leaves behind is as wide as it is deep… and overflowing with brilliance, of which this is just one small example.
RIP Mike Skinner.
Appeared on Coco Art’s 2009 Head on Collusion Box Set.