Your Sonor ‘hybrid’ drum kit must play a big part, tonally?
"It’s a maple/birch combination - like seven or eight ply - and it’s the first one that’s ever been done by Sonor. And the glue and the stain and where they got the tree is all eco-friendly, which was really important. I also had the fans - the Echelon - send in their pictures and they’ve been wrapped around my kit, as a kind of a thank you.
"My first snare drum was a Sonor when I was a little kid, so I’ve always stuck with them. I’ve never owned anything else, but I have messed around with other drums and for some reason, Sonor works for me. They sound the best.
"As for the Tibetan singing bowl [on the track L490], I was in the mountains of Utah doing some meditation, and someone had this singing bowl, and it was amazing. It’s like sound therapy. They bring the cancer patients and they do sound therapy to help shrink it. So I purchased one of those and started messing around with it, and I thought, wouldn’t it be an amazing idea to put this on the album? So I did."