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How to Tackle ‘Lilith’

June 20, 2014

Subverting Laughter:

by John Chamberlain, John Chamberlain Art and Illustration, Leeds, UK

Each Saturday I would visit Stefan’s flat, a 221B Baker Street style building worthy of Sherlock Holmes. Since our decision to make a concept album we had egged each other on to regular meetings to discuss and make steps to create this progeny.

My natural inclination would be to turn towards the piano and Stefan’s would be to turn to electronics, music computer programmes and the bass guitar. Both of us are prone to getting mired in endless research and discussion of the possibilities for our creative projects. Particularly at the beginning of our meetings we would trawl YouTube and old books and magazines for visual and sonic inspiration.

We realised we needed a name. I wanted to make our music duo sound like a law firm so I suggested ‘Smith-Chamberlain Associates.’ However, we settled on the punchier ‘Beat the…

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