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By Anonym 13 Sep

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But I always communicate with the audience. I never pretend like I'm just in my bedroom making a track. The whole point of doing a gig is, like, a feedback thing between you and the audience.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Squarepusher

I didn't want to try and borrow kudos from Indonesian culture. I was trying to get a fresh perspective on these instruments. I'm not doing a Paul Simon Gracelands and stealing all this African music and not give anyone any credit.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Squarepusher

I like my stuff 'cause I only ever end up with tracks that I really, really like. It always appeals to me.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Squarepusher

I've never really been that much of a fan of Ninja Tune.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Squarepusher

I love traveling. I love just going about on my own, feeling I have no roots.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Squarepusher

The only way to find that territory is trying to keep your mind constantly open. That's the only way that you're ever going to see the sort of signs of where to go.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Squarepusher

There's a really rough and relatively consistent hierarchy of concerns. My musical interests come first and principally my fascination with how notes and rhythms interlock. Then comes the technical side like programming, instruments and designing instruments. Next is production and mixing and beyond that I start to care less.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Squarepusher

My plan is if you come to the shows in the first run of dates the versions you'll hear live are quite close to the record. But because I can set this up identically afterwards in a hotel room I can actually work when I'm on the move. The aim is that all the pieces will have had substantial remixes and different parts added and subtracted.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Squarepusher

I think the best way is to forget about racing people and just find territory that's fresh.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Squarepusher

Just the type of music that was around at the same time as I was writing. Some of it was wicked, definitely. But there was just one direction which I thought could be pushed that no one was pushing.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Squarepusher

My father had a phase of having jukeboxes all over the house. He was a music lover but he was also into musical machinery. Not instruments, he was never interested in playing particularly but there would be these odd objects, like valve amplifiers being dismantled on the kitchen table. My mum wasn't massively keen on that, but it was part of the environment.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Squarepusher

I'm trying to fly the flag for the days of electronic music where people who are making it are also building the gear because that was what was happening in the very early days of electronic music. And that spirit is one of the things that really appeals to me about electronic music so I'm putting this forward as a way to keep that.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Squarepusher

Your responsibility as an artist is to experiment.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Squarepusher

One of the more dispiriting things I think about endless touring is hearing the same piece of music over and over again and I end up feeling like a fraud.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Squarepusher

It's important for that to exist in a society that doesn't present you with any genuine problems.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Squarepusher

One of those things that I find hard to dispose of is my attitude to album sequencing, the layout of the pieces.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Squarepusher

The main thing I’m into is going about on a bike, taking random routes; I’m really into the idea of making up journeys, and just seeing where they take you, because they always end up taking you someplace freaky.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Squarepusher

I've never been about trying to promote a brand of Squarepusher. I've never been keen on that idea that these are the character traits that I've got to stick with and amplify and keep pushing forward and pushing on the public. I'm really happy to throw it all away and start each record with a blank slate but I concede you've got a point, there are things I can't get rid of, no matter how hard I try.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Squarepusher

I'm starting to play all the melodies with kind of keyboard sound but playing it from the bass guitar.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Squarepusher

What happens in the studio is technically the same thing that happens on the stage. In the past I had to make quite brutal adaptations of the material to make it work on stage. I don't always like doing that because sometimes you're shaving away the things that you actually quite like about them, the spontaneity of it.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Squarepusher

I’m not that interested in what people make of it, or how people consider me. That’s nothing to do with me.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Squarepusher

I make music to generate atmospheres, not to complement already existing ones.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Squarepusher

I’ve started thinking about pure electronic music again. Something very melodic, very aggressive.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Squarepusher

The older ideas are rendering more and more bland music.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Squarepusher

Stereotyping and generating brands around musicians I think contributes to their eventual demise.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Squarepusher

I want to change peoples' minds about music, I want to bring the really brutal experimental stuff to peoples' attention.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Squarepusher

I have a rough idea when I walk into a studio though.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Squarepusher

If it's a language you don't understand and you're not concerned with the meanings of the words, your impression comes from how the words look, particularly if the language uses different characters.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Squarepusher

One of the more distant concerns is with the visual interpretation of the music. I find it fascinating but I don't always particularly get involved with it.