Over their 19-year career, Tim Gane has changed the parameters of British pop, rock and electronics with his Farfisa-fuelled wizardry and kosmische high jinx. As a key member of experimental band s Stereolab and McCarthy, and more recently as a filmscore composer and founder of the expansive electronic trio Cavern of Anti-Matter, Tim has restlessly pushed his understand ing of musical form. Through Stereolab, he opened his ears to French chanson, krautrock, avant-pop and electronica, consistently producing albums to feed both the head and the heart. He’s now fully focused on Cavern of Anti-Matter, along with Stereolab drummer Joe Dilworth and synth wizard Holger Zapf, the magic continues.
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1.What is the biggest inspiration for your music?
2.How and when did you get into making music?
Age around 13 beginning of the post punk and independent music scene in UK. Going to Rough Trade for the first time and being introduced to this brand new world that i had no idea existed before.
3.What are your 5 favorite albums of all time?
Changes all the time but on this day the ones that come first into my head are:
PIL – Metal Box
Throbbing Gristle – DOA
The Seeds – 1st album
AMM – Live at the Crypt
Sun Ra – Cosmic Tones for Therapy
4.What do you associate with Berlin?
Big wide roads
5.What’s your favorite place in your town?
My Flat and my studio
6.If there was no music in the world, what would you do instead?
Major Film Director
7.What was the last record you bought?
Zombie Zombie last LP
8.Who would you most like to collaborate with?
No-one in particular
9.What was your best gig (as performer or spectator)?
Well, so many, but one that impressed me the most at an early age was Throbbing Gristle Live in Heaven 1980
10.How important is technology to your creative process?
Very new technology not much primitive technology quite a bit
11.Do you have siblings and how do they feel about your career?
Yes, i do, but they don’t really share my musical interests