It has never been our working principle to produce twenty tracks and then just put the best ten out. We recorded very little. We spent a lot of time thinking - and also forgetting. We play music for six hours every night. If we accidentally do something brilliant we have to quickly make a note of it. We've forgotten loads, because we try to establish the music before we record.
We find them by accident, chance, research, curiosity or by having ideas that spring from the concept of the piece. On the Tour de France soundtracks album we took medical tests I did over a couple of years, heartbeat recordings, pulse frequencies lung volume tests, and used those tests on the album. It's percussive and dynamic. We never feel there is nowhere left for us to go.
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