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Also, I want someone to give me a contract to do a whole soundtrack for a film. It's good because I can visualize it when I listen to it.
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Because there's so much stuff I don't release.
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Because, when I'm making music, I don't think about anything, you know? All I think about is what I want to hear. So that for me is what I want - I want my head to be constantly being rearranged.
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But I always communicate with the audience. I never pretend like I'm just in my bedroom making a track. The whole point of doing a gig is, like, a feedback thing between you and the audience.
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But I don't really listen to much be-bop at all at the moment.
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Doing something like that, quite radically changing your approach to sound in one go, could leave you high and dry. It's happened before where people have changed direction and then everyone's stopped liking their music.
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I couldn't find a group that wanted to do what I wanted to do. No one was really up for it.
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I don't have a conscious vision really.
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I don't know how many records I'm selling.
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I don't know that the best way to approach it is to try and keep up. When you're doing that, you're setting yourself into a one-dimensional sort of race basically.
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I have a rough idea when I walk into a studio though.
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I just get into the studio and play.
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I like my stuff 'cause I only ever end up with tracks that I really, really like. It always appeals to me.
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I love traveling. I love just going about on my own, feeling I have no roots.
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I make music to generate atmospheres, not to complement already existing ones.
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I think the best way is to forget about racing people and just find territory that's fresh.
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I think the material is definitely danceable, but not in a regular way. Sometimes they do. Sometimes they just stand and stare.
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I try to base it on a stream of consciousness type of thing really. I'm not into planning things at all. Not music.
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I was starting to feel really suffocated, using the sequencer.
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I'd say that it's important for music to be there that gives you a challenge, that rearranges things in your head.
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I'm always pleased with my work. Absolutely.
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I'm basically a musician.
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I'm into music for all different sorts of purposes.
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I'm not that interested in what people make of it, or how people consider me. That's nothing to do with me.
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I'm not that much of a fan of minimalist music and it has gone pretty minimalist.
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I'm starting to play all the melodies with kind of keyboard sound but playing it from the bass guitar.
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I've never really been that much of a fan of Ninja Tune.
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I've never really done gigs with just electronics, and I'm really into it, actually - just, like, using a computer.
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It's important for that to exist in a society that doesn't present you with any genuine problems.
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Just the type of music that was around at the same time as I was writing. Some of it was wicked, definitely. But there was just one direction which I thought could be pushed that no one was pushing.
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My history is really playing live - not writing or recording.
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My life does consist of these two phases - I do an immense amount of work in the studio, and I spend the remainder of the time traveling about.
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On the most fundamental level, music is my lifeline; it's the only thing that answers all the questions, the only thing that keeps me relatively sane.
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So it wasn't like my stuff wasn't too fast then. It was just perfectly natural. It didn't effect me in any weird way or anything.
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So, I leave a completely solitary life. I see people every now and then. That's just the way I am; that's just the way I have to live.
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Sometimes I think that I want to do something strictly basic, really simple. Just with a few chords. But I won't have anything more than two or three sentences in my head. That kind of evaporates once I start playing and then it goes off in whatever direction.
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The main thing I'm into is going about on a bike, taking random routes; I'm really into the idea of making up journeys, and just seeing where they take you, because they always end up taking you someplace freaky.
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The older ideas are rendering more and more bland music.
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The only way to find that territory is trying to keep your mind constantly open. That's the only way that you're ever going to see the sort of signs of where to go.
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The thing is, it stays in there. I don't need to write it down. For me, if an idea comes that strongly, then it just stays with you.
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The thing is, people have been using the same approach now for quite some years, which is basically keys, bass and a sampler.
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There's a couple of tracks on the new record which is sort of using similar sort of rhythms as the drum and bass tracks but playing it all live. It's a new approach to it.
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This current round of gigs, I'm just doing it using pure electronics.
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Times of my life, brief periods without music, have completely felt dangerously over the edge.
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Yeah, my drum programming especially is based on my knowledge of playing a drum kit. For the bass too, definitely. It was the first thing that I translated any sort of ideas through. It must have shaped it somehow.
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