The High Llamas Quotes
We have a friendship that extends beyond music. We have also been berated in the UK for not giving up or getting on board as a guitar band (or a whatever the moment in Britain happens to be). We just follow the Llama line and suffer and then benefit for not changing. When you go through that you stick together. We would not dream of changing the lineup. We have very different lives outside the band and get together every now and again, make a record or tour. We articulate this music to each other.
I love writing vibrant and puzzling chord changes, and it just so happens that when you orchestrate those changes they just jump up. Strings bring good changes alive. The counter point tunes you lay over the changes literally suggest themselves. One good line immediately points to a developing possibility, which sometimes works – and when it does it really sounds like you know what you are doing. Right now the other arranger I love is Bertrand Burgalet from Paris. Louis Philip, another French guy working in the UK, is a great string writer. I loved Bernard Hermann on strings as well as brass. Pierro Piccioni from Italy, Michel Legrand and David Whittaker - all these guys work in films.
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