Best known as the French drummer for West Australian psychedelic-disco-rockers Tame Impala, Julien Barbagallo is also a skilful singer/songwriter who creates his own form of what he calls ‘manicured pop’ music.
We talk about how April March’s 1999 album ‘Chrominance Decoder’ turned him from a Britpop fan into an appreciator of French creativity, how to appreciate music when you can’t understand the music, his love for intricate production and arrangements, why he moved to Melbourne but still writes about France, why Tame Impala’s “Currents” is such a unique and terrific album, how much freedom he has to be creative with the drum parts Kevin Parker wrote and how he got the rarest of all things - an apology from Oasis.
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My Favorite Album is a podcast on the impact great music has on our lives. Each episode features a guest on their favorite album of all time - why they love it, their history with the album and how it's influenced them.
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