“For anyone who doesn’t know his work, Andreas Vollenweider is a harpist who creates very atmospheric, new agey music that’s totally beautiful. This particular album is one that I got into a while back. I would always put it on to relax and get into a really mellow mood.
“It’s also one of those records that I can kind of point to as having influenced my writing style in some ways. That might be surprising to people who think that everything I do has lots of notes and is real proggy, with all the time changes and shredding and stuff. But I’m definitely drawn to how pretty and atmospheric Andreas' music is, and there are some parts in my writing where I do go down that same road. And like I said, it’s just great music to unwind to.”