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“What's funny is my particular Nagra is a bit of a dodgy unit,” Tobin quips, “so sometimes you can even just switch the thing off, and something cool will happen. I used it all the way through ‘Big Furry Head’ — there's kind of a chuuung! sound there that's just the Nagra being switched on and off. I thought it was a really wicked sci-fi noise, so we kept it.”more
Favourite piece of musical kit? "I had this question before, but it hasn’t changed, it’s still my Nagra IV-S reel-to-reel. It’s just a gorgeous object, and it’s reliable and I’ve discovered some magical tricks with it. Even though it’s just an analogue tape recorder, it’s an important part of my musical process. I use it on every track I write in some way or another."more
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