— We read that you are known for using field recordings in your tracks, what was taken and where for this album? Did you get to travel anywhere exciting during this process?
— Just right before the pandemic I've had gigs in Switzerland, Ukraine and Turkey. Some of the field recordings were taken at these places. This would be a mix of sounds from nature and of the cities I was in. Usually this could be percussions I get from drumming on everything in my way but also textures like waterfalls (on „digital waterfall") or rain („Remember the Days") Very often like in this track I would use these recordings to create a conceptual link between the music and the lyrics („When we danced in the rain and no-one took a photo")
My original plan was to continue this lifestyle of playing a gig somewhere and then take a couple of days to explore the place and make recordings, however we all now what happened in 2020. From then on my focus shifted: Since I was making an album about humans and technology I would start to record the electrostatic noise pollution of our everyday electronics with a special pickup: Laptops, phones, routers, printers, screens, fridges etc. You can hear these sounds quite prominently in „All that Fiberglass" and „Connection Error" but they are also hidden as Swooshy transition FX in other tracks.