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"I like odd times, of course, I like playing in 4/4 as well. The thing I like the most is if it’s got a groove. It doesn’t necessarily have to have a 2 and 4 backbeat to have a groove."
"We’ve heard possibly millions of variations of patterns in 4/4 and that’s fine, but bands have not explored odd times as much as they have explored 4/4. You can do some interesting things in odd times and you can even disguise odd times so they don’t sound odd."
"Sometimes I’ve reversed that and tried to make 4/4 sound like it is not in 4/4. A good example of that is a song we recorded called Mother And Child Divided which is all in 4/4 but it sounds like it is in three groups of 10/16 plus 2/16 so it makes up 32/16 which is the same as two bars of 4/4."
"There is another song from the last record called Bonnie The Cat which is all in 4/4 and I wanted to try to make a pattern that didn’t sound like it was in 4/4. I like rhythmic manipulation, I think that is very interesting."