21 October 2021
Scottish Ensemble (SE): Where, or what, is perfection?
Nemone: The mountains near Chamonix with the family (and a hot chocolate nearby).
SE: What do you fear the most?
Nemone: Anchors and the underside of boats … plus metal pillars in water.
SE: What was the first album that you ever bought?
Nemone: Police’s Zenyetta Mondetta on cassette, closely followed by The Best of the Pointer Sisters on Vinyl.
SE: What is the most recent album that you’ve bought or streamed?
Nemone: Self Esteem’s Prioritise Pleasure
SE: What is your current most-played piece of music?
Nemone: Jon Hopkins Sit Around The Fire
SE: What is your favourite word?
SE: What keeps you awake at night?
Nemone: The little voice in my head that is not as kind as it could be reminding me of all the things I haven’t done. I’m learning to turn it down.
SE: What is your favourite ritual?
Nemone: I love getting up early in the winter and heading to the lake to swim outdoors. That initial gasp as I enter the water and then the feeling that I have somehow come home with a hot choclate waiting for me on the other side of the swim (there is a theme in these answers – see if you can spot it!)
SE: What’s your signature dish in the kitchen?
Nemone: I make a mean Greek salad … obviously much better with huge beefy juicy tomatoes in Greece and huge slabs of authentic Greek feta with Kalamata olives. Plus I make a decent Béchamel.
SE: Vinyl or Streaming? And why?
Nemone: Vinyl every time … it is magical removing vinyl from the sleeve for the first time holding it between your palms … placing on the slipmat, blowing any dust off the needle and lifting the needle onto the vinyl – not using the lever ! The needle arms on mine still have pennies on top of the needle to weigh it down and stop it jumping when I used to mix on my Technic 1210s back in the day.