Our new series “The Chain” is inspired by how sharing music often turns into a conversation. Someone plays one song. That inspires someone else to play a different song, which inspires another and another, creating a chain of connections along the way. Each week on “The Chain” we’ll be asking a different band to serve as the “Linker” and they’ll select a new song in response to the previous one. There are no limitations as to how or why they make their choice. Although “The Chain” begins with the obvious, where we’ll go from there is unknown…
For the inaugural post of the “The SF Bay Chain” we asked Vinyl Williams to serve as our first linker. Read their response and listen to their song choice. Also, be sure to check out some of Vinyl Williams’ own music. They’re playing a sold out show at The Independent in support of Toro Y Moi on Saturday, so try to catch them the next time they’re in town.
Song #0: Fleetwood Mac – “The Chain”
The Linker: Vinyl Williams
Lionel of Vinyl Williams: Tim Hecker’s "Harmony In Blue II" contains the sound of all immaterial things vacuum sealed into a 2 minute orchestra of pure overtones. The reason why I chose it is because of profound experiences with Lionel’s Sangria Diminisher – actually I’ve never taken it without hearing this tune.
Editor’s note: Tim Hecker is actually playing tonight at The Independent in San Francisco.