Thank for linking to my Wire interview, hope it's an interesting read.
good job man. it is indeed an intereting read.
to someone at the beginning of the thread: so what are some interviews where he sounds like a nutter? because in this one he is not only quite articulate, but manages to articulate the sense of reaching for the unknown, capture the sense of transcendence which is in his music, in pretty concrete and particular terms:
I think that I’m beginning to realise that the physical aspect of this music is becoming, not a liability, but an obstacle... my goal is to put the music in more of a journey, it really takes the listeners mind on a journey. And I realised that one way to be able to achieve that is basically to make it so interesting and unique that it’s not something that I’m saying, it’s something that’s between the person that’s making it and the person that’s listening to it. It’s like the sun in the sky, it has nothing to do with me or you, but it’s just there. And it’s very important, but it’s doing something while we’re doing something else. It’s a third aspect to the way music has always been.
I’m creating the third person. I’m making the music, and as a DJ a lot of times I’m playing the music for the third person or the third thing. Not so much for the crowd, and the crowd can be thousands of people. And I feel it’s the only way that electronic music is going to move beyond what we’ve already heard before. And when I’m in the studio I’m imagining there's something else that’s going to be touched by this music. It has nothing to do with dancing, it has nothing to do with 88 keys, it has nothing to do with what is right or wrong. Basically I’m trying to communicate with something else. It’s all imaginary, but what it does it drags my mind into basically the unknown. Because then things like scales and key and semi-tones… it’s kind of hard to label what I’m trying to achieve. And so I just kind of chuck all those things away. And then I’m kind of using this as like a conceptual tool.
And somehow I figure by doing this we all might hear something unique, something unusual, and that’s how I think electronic music progress, by exposing people to things that they’ve never heard before. ... So it has nothing to do with equipment, it has nothing to do with the type of club, it has nothing to do with any of that. And that’s how I’m producing. I’m trying to communicate with something, a third entity.
OK so he's not a rhetorician or theorist. but this third consciousness becomes pretty convincing the way he describes it. a real part of the creative process, in the studio and on stage, this imaginary entity for whom he plays...