I went along to Shoreditch to interview Andrea in her studio flat on Kingsland Road somewhere near Herbal.
She was in the process of planning a move, but took time out to chat for a good 90 minutes.
Delving deeper, I discovered her discography is rife with twisted electro gems - a genre with which I was had never expressed much interested in before.
Listening to the earth-rumbing swagger of ‘The Swamp’ cemented her as an artist with whom I’d be dedicating a rather large amount of listening time to.
We’re talking about Andrea’s new record out on the Belgium label ‘Quartermass’. “I was in a very unfortunate position with the merger that was going on at Mo Wax. It wasn’t Mo Wax’s fault it was just a very unfortunate situation.
A one off mini LP of tracks collected together since her departure from Mo Wax. It should be quite interesting, but its gonna be quite hard work really! “I am actually going to be taken away in a straight jacket! I’m not signed at the moment and its nice as you get the creative flow back again.” “Its just about having control again yourself and been able to put out anything you want.
2009: Setting the scene: Back in the spring of 2001, Andrea Parker was about to release her mini-album, ‘The Dark Ages’ on the Belgium label Quatermass.
I have been slowly watching them during the Year 2002 (and now 2003), and after the first 40 or so episodes, I am here to tell you that this show is nothing short of amazing."Sneeze" charmingly samples the sound of Parker sneezing into a surprisingly funky four-bar rhythm loop and also uses analog synthesizer to approximate the sound of water-pot percussion."Return of the Rocking Chair," however, is a ponderous and annoying waste of time, but everything else on this album is well worth listening to.Parker first appeared in the “Pretty Little Liars” pilot as Mrs.Di Laurentis, mother of Alison (Sasha Pieterse), and has appeared in episodes in every season, most heavily in season four, when her character Mrs. She appeared flashbacks in seasons five and six, until last night when she appeared as a new character — Mrs. The debut from acclaimed DJ and slightly less acclaimed electronica artist Andrea Parker is a winning mix of the electronic and the organic, a rather dark but never depressing examination of the psyche that relies equally on vintage synthesizers (hence the album title), cutting-edge beatcraft, and real orchestral string arrangements. The album opens with the downbeat and contemplative "The Unknown," on which a minor chord progression and how-low-can-you-go bassline are leavened by big synth washes and a soaring chorus.