the quest for love

One of the recurring themes throughout the album seems to be the quest for love.

I wasn’t aware of that when I was recording it, but I guess ‘Triumph Of A Heart’ and ‘Pleasure Is All Mine’ are about love. The rest of the songs are about ancestry and trying to go back to the core of civilization before religion and terrorism and George Bush. Living in New York post 9/11 I was repulsed by the racism and patriotism that swept through America and the way I survived it was by encouraging my friends to switch off their TVs and stereos and just sing together. One of us would do the beat, another the bassline and so on. It sounds naff, but it felt very liberating., 18 august 2004