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“I love pushing the boundaries of the guitar, just as Lou Reed did with the Velvet Underground and the Ramones did in their own way. What Robert Fripp does with Brian Eno, working with tape loops and creating an atmosphere with a few notes that you build on – it was very influential to what we now know as the ambient genre.
“I'm fascinated with the idea that background music can be art. Eno was way ahead of things in that regard. Music can serve different purposes. Sometimes you don’t want it to be in your face; you just might want it to float in the room and be your friend.
“No Pussyfooting was the first record that you could put on and it wouldn’t interrupt your conversation – and that was the point. But at the same time, it was artistic and textural and very melodic.”