Our band doesn’t like pressure or timelines. We like to be in a casual environment where everyone is happy with their surroundings. It’s not like being in Brooklyn – if you’re somewhere beautiful like upstate, you can walk outside to take a moment. It’s a big part of our functioning.
You can only get really unpopular decisions through if the electorate is convinced of the value of the environment. That’s what natural history programmes should be for.
We can now destroy or we can cherish-the choice is ours.
I’m really not working in a environment that’s sonically pristine. It’s not a conventional studio, obviously; it’s a bit ramshackle.
For me a chameleon is something that disguises itself to look as much like its environment as possible. I always thought I did exactly the opposite of that.