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Illustrated Tapes 018: Me Playlist
Curated by Alex Gamsu Jenkins
24.10.18



Alex is a freelance illustrator based in London.


Hi Alex, can you tell us a little bit about your tape and your song selections?

Hello! Yes! It’s pretty much a selection of things I have been listening to recently and a few favorites too. There is no specific theme and they are a bit of a jumble in genre, but enjoyable to draw to also.

How did you go about the artwork for the tape?

I pretty much went with the first idea that came to my head. Hopefully there was some inspiration from the playlist.

What are your fave album covers, records with a great music and artwork combo, or musical projects with a visual component?

I’d have to go with Rich LaPenna’s Heavy On The Drums. It looks like it was made on Microsoft Paint but there is something very endearing about it.


Rich LaPenna - Heavy On The Drums
2003, Self-published

I’d have to go with Rich LaPenna’s Heavy On The Drums. It looks like it was made on Microsoft Paint but there is something very endearing about it.

What did you listen to growing up?

I think my first album i bought was Oxide and Neutrino’s Execute. I also remember thinking I was buying More Fire Crew tapes off of the other school kids and when I got home to play them, it would just be static. So basically i was ripped off. 

What’s happening in your creative world at the moment?

Just ploughing on with illustration and attempting to make a living off of it. No real plans as yet but it can be exciting not knowing what kind of job might come next.

Where to find Alex:

︎ alexgamsujenkins.com
︎ instagram.com/alexgamsujenkins
︎ @AlexJenkinsArt


TRACKLIST

01. Aphex Twin - minipops 67 [120.2][source field mix]
02. Brian Eno - Golden Hours
03. Peter Gabriel - Games Without Frontiers
04. Kate Bush - Breathing
05. Floating Points - Ratio - Edit
06. Kate Bush - Oh to Be in Love
07. Smyslovye Gallyutsinatsii - Вечно молодой
08. David Bowie - Ashes to Ashes
09. Cusco - The Horsemen Of Bulgar
10. Rich LaPenna - Lazy Monday Jam
11. Aphex Twin - CHEETAHT2 [Ld spectrum]
12. Wu-Tang Clan - Wu-Tang: 7th Chamber - Part II - Conclusion
13. U.K. Subs - Warhead
14. Goblin - Suspiria
15. Bryan Ferry - A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall
16. Pluto Shervington - "Dat"
17. Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphony No. 7 In A Major, Op. 92 (Second Movement: Allegretto)
18. Frank Klepacki - Target / Mechanical Man
19. Leonard Cohen - Everybody Knows
20. Desmond Dekker - 007 (Shanty Town)
21. The Beatles - Sexy Sadie - Remastered 2009



Mark