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“In an era when professional recording equipment can be bought for spare change, it’s not unusual for hit records to be created on laptops in bedrooms.Gotye got a better deal.After his second album made him a household name in Australia, he set up a recording studio in a barn built by his father on the family’s remote 13-acre farm in Southwest Australia.It took him more than two years to piece the record together, thanks to his obsession with found sounds and obscure vintage synthesizers, but it led to the biggest hit of his career.Somebody That I Used To Know, a hypnotic, xylophone-driven heartbreak duet, has so far reached number one in 13 countries, including the UK.The video, in which Gotye and guest vocalist Kimbra appear nude, covered in body paint, has been watched more than 94 million times on YouTube.”

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-17230510

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