“The sounds are all virtual synthesizers that exist in the Reason environment. Part of my research in getting those sounds involves going out and listening to a lot of different music to see what inspiration I can find. The other part is going through what are thousands of sounds to try to find a starting point, which I then modify to fit what I’m doing.
“At first, it was just a sound, a found sound; I didn’t know what song it belonged to. Eventually, it was tacked on to this thing I was doing, and the whole thing said ‘smoke’ to me. It’s one of the songs that I think will work well in a live context, because parts of it can be stretched out and manipulated.”