Warp artists' antics


9. Feb. 2010, 13:20

From the interview with Warp Records co-founder Steve Beckett:

- on Boards of Canada:
"They’re definitely closer to [a new record], but their concept of time is different than most people."

- on Autechre:
"I remember suggesting Autechre [use MCs on an album] and they said, ‘Who the fuck do you think you are? James Lavelle?’"

- on Aphex Twin:
"How to describe Aphex Twin? [...] I call him an English eccentric – always into creating for the hell of it. He isn’t bothered by what other people think of his music. In fact, the only reason he puts it out is for financial reasons, so he doesn’t have to get a proper job. A lot of artists say [they don't care] but I’ve never me anyone who is that uninterested in the indstry side of things. He played the game in the beginning a bit, but as the years go by, he’s able to pull the drawbridge up more. I’m sure it’s affecting his sales – he’d probably sell a lot more records if he did some promo – but to him it’s important to be isolated and focus on what he’s doing creatively.[...] If you ever hear him DJ, there’s always two or three tracks of his that have never been released. This one track I heard the last time in London…I’m dying to put it out. [...] It seems like he’s gearing up for something, though, so one of these days I’ll probably get a call [about a new album] and that’ll be it, really. That’s literally how I’ll find out."

ps. Oversteps is round the corner, yay!


  • DefaultXR

    Haha, nice. Warp seems to be a really great label, they definitely allow their artists the creative freedom they need to keep producing their fantastic music. And Oversteps is awesome, by the way. Totally worth the (fairly short) wait. :)

    14. Feb. 2010, 5:04
  • trebla777

    I agree. And then I totally agree :) I will review Oversteps closer to the release date, but for now I am absolutely loving it.

    14. Feb. 2010, 8:06
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