In my ears: Puck Gatto


“I really like the album In an Airplane Over the Sea by Neutral Milk Hotel. I don’t know when I first found it, but it’s the only album I have on vinyl. I don’t have a record player anymore, but I really wish I did [so] then I could listen to it. I haven’t on Spotify, but you know, there’s something about listening to it on vinyl. I think it’s called ‘The Fool.’ It’s kind of haunting. It sounds like a march — like a death march. And the whole album is kind of haunting. And then, you know, you look into the lyrics and it’s like, oh, it’s definitely about Anne Frank. [Neutral Milk Hotel] is talking about 1945. That’s when [Anne Frank] died. My friend told me that, and I hadn’t realized it. I was just like, ‘Oh, wow! I’m kind of dumb.’ It’s pretty obviously about Anne Frank and how this guy is in love with Anne Frank.

I think ‘The King of Carrot Flowers Part One’ and ‘The King of Carrot Flowers Part Two’ are my favorite songs because it’s really one song. The whole album is one song, if I’m being honest. The themes change and the way it sounds changes, but it flows like one song. I like it, it’s a good album.”