Hazyville is a great record. It’s thick with atmosphere. I was listening to it while walking around yesterday and it makes everything feel more dramatic.
Hazyville was written at different stages from 2004 right up to 2008. It was recorded on different equipment, formats, computers and spaces. The main influence during the writing process was Mrs Skunk, and 16 hour sessions recording in a space that was both living room, kitchen, office and dance-floor. Paper thin walls, complaining neighbors, the constant hum of double-decker buses. Psychologically it was a very dramatic experience, but through that dense haze I had a crystal vision of how the final piece would sound.
How do you plan to follow it?
A new piece of work has just been completed, and it’s to be released on Honest Jon’s. Whatever interest I have at a particular time, I try to put back into the music, so for the last year I’ve read a lot about Francis Bacon and Claude Monet, I spent a lot of time walking through the Pompidou Centre in Paris, found an interest in binary codes and numeral systems, and decided that I’d like to explore the emotion of the computer. The results at times were quite Brutalistic.
Recently a couple of tracks you worked on with Zomby emerged on your blog. Are there more to come?
Maybe…we talk a lot, and sporadically play with ideas, but that’s about it for the moment. My only impression of Zomby is informed by the music he has written…most of which is pretty special.
Read the rest of the interview here and you can listen to the track 'Hubble' from the album 'Splazsh'