using voices

What inspired you to use the timbres and textures of the human voice as the main instrument ?

It wasn’t planned. With Vespertine and some of my earlier albums I set myself certain goals and objectives, but with this album the only plan was to do what I wanted and have total freedom. I started laying down some beats and melodies with Matmos, but for some reason they just sounded flat and one dimensional. It wasn’t until I stripped the songs down to the raw vocals that I realised they worked better without the instruments. After that, I decided ‘Fuck strings and synthesizers and sixty piece orchestras, I’m going to make an album that’s made entirely from voices’., 18 august 2004