“After moving to America in 1999, I got a new manager who secured a record deal for me, and we formed a band to play live. This record was an attempt to be a little different, to go with a more electronic sound. It’s a strange sort of irony that I’m associated with being electronic, because I’m actually not. I’ve used synths as much as somebody else, but not as much as other people. The Alan Parsons Project was more guitar based than keyboard based.
“I wanted to see if I could capture the modern electronic market and even the dance market. It was successful in that I was able to meet some great people like The Crystal Method and Shpongle. My own son, Jeremy, who’s very much into electronic music, he’s on it. We got David Gilmour to play a solo on one of the tracks. It had all of the ingredients to be successful, but it didn’t set the world alight unfortunately. A lot of the purists who listened to my previous music said, ‘Mmm… forget the electronic stuff.’
“I haven’t made an album since. You don’t want to rush these things, do you?”