“Smack My Bitch Up and Breathe are great, great tracks. Everything on the album is terrific. I was an early convert to all things electronic, from Tomita and Mike Hankinson – he’s got a brilliant record called The Unusual Classical Synthesizer – to these guys. I’ve been way into synthesizers for a while now.
“When I heard this record for the first time, I thought, ‘Wow, these guys are really mixing it up and taking things in a new direction.’ I loved the cut-and-paste and the sampling; it’s so different from what I do. They're exciting. Again, it’s about taking a left turn. Influences can be subtle sometimes – they can even be simply an attitude.”