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Q: Do you use the computer to generate any of your sounds per se, or is it strictly a way for you to edit and arrange? A: "Not really. I use YouTube a lot. I use some other synths. But I don't use any sound-generating software." and later in the interview: Q: Do you think of YouTube as an instrument? A: "Well, I was, but post-working with Antony [Hegarty, on a piano-and-voice version of "Returnal"], I'm into the piano again. My mom and dad will be on the next record, you can bet that." Q: It's interesting because you have YouTube, this very abstract and impersonal thing, next to this synthesizer you've known since you were one year old. It's a divide. A: "Well, I feel like any analysis of our generation has to start with the idea that we're linkmasters between centralized and decentralized cultures. Before Prodigy, through Prodigy, through Navigator, and now, Tube. What that means is that we're primed to be cyber-anthropologists and make "discoveries," but we still remember a time when we'd go to Newbury Comics and check out the staff picks. It's such an important part of the psychological makeup of our generation. It's just my social and familial reality. It's really heavy for me, but when I step back and look at all of it, it makes perfect sense."more
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