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I'm just some irritating, lyin...

I'm just some irritating, lying, ginger kid from Cornwall who should have been locked up in some youth detention centre. I just managed to escape and blag it into music.

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The holy grail for a music fan...

The holy grail for a music fan is to hear music from another planet, which has not been influenced by us whatsoever. Or, even better, from lots of different planets. The closest we got to that was before the Internet, when people didn't know of each other's existence. Now, that doesn't really happen.

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It's quite similar to guitar s...

It's quite similar to guitar solos, only with programming you have to use your brain. The most important thing is that it should have some emotional effect on me, rather than just, 'Oh, that's really clever.'

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The best artists are people wh...

The best artists are people who don't consider themselves artists, and the people who do are usually the most pretentious and annoying. They've got their priorities wrong. They're just doing it to be artists rather than because they want to do it.

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It's really funny, because if ...

It's really funny, because if you make up words, then people project their own meanings onto it, which I find interesting.

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Because I've been making music...

Because I've been making music and releasing it for so long, I've got that production-line thing in my brain: I can't do anything new until the last one's out.

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If you're making things at hom...

If you're making things at home, there is no structure - no end, no beginning. So releasing stuff is a really nice way to have dividers in between what you do, and giving yourself a kick up the ass and saying, "OK, that's the end of that period."

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My filing system's really crap...

My filing system's really crap because I can never decide whether to sort things by studio, or year, or where I lived.

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When I look at commercial stud...

When I look at commercial studios, I think, "Oh, they're all so nice and tidy," but it's because they don't actually write music in them.

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If it takes you three years to...

If it takes you three years to set up a studio, and you've made one track with that setup, then the logical thing to do is not change anything and just do another one using the same set of sounds.

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I've always got to change some...

I've always got to change something. All the tracks I've done in the last five years were made in like six different studios. It gets a bit complicated.

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I'm a quite erratic person: Fr...

I'm a quite erratic person: From setups to actually when I'm doing a track, it's just turning and switching and changing all the time.

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I wanted to do gigs where you'...

I wanted to do gigs where you've just got mirrors on the stage, and then you light the crowd so they look at the stage and all they can see is themselves. It's just like, "There you go, it's you, you cunts."

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There's something wrong with m...

There's something wrong with my brain, it doesn't work properly! I can hear the same pitch in both ears, whereas for most people, if you listen to one pitch in one ear, it's slightly different in the other. That's how your brain works out direction.

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It always sounds more right to...

It always sounds more right to me when it's detuned. When it's right in tune, it's like there's something slightly off. But at the end of the day, it's all about frequencies and what they do to you. That's the real core.

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A lot of composers before me h...

A lot of composers before me have been on this mission to change the world by getting off equal temperament, and I'm definitely one of those.

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You're brainwashed in the West...

You're brainwashed in the West with equal temperament, so it's quite hard for people who like following rules to get outside of that and see what you can do. But for me it's easy because I don't work like that. I work intuitively.

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