Chosen by: Mica Levi, Micachu & The Shapes
I first heard Harry Partch when I was 17. I was unprepared for the sound. It was unearthly, exotic, woozy and cool. I then found out that the reason it sounded so unique was partly because he invented all the instruments only to accommodate his new pitch system. It seems obvious that in order to write your own music – why not create your own notes and instruments?!