“1:51 at night. I get a message from Adam: “Why do we feel freshness, even though we’re leaving the studio at 2AM? Because despite being totally knackered we listened to every song recorded thus far and we are as excited as kids. We have a feeling we did something special”.
“From thought to thought a motif is being born. The idea is to leave the voice a bit longer than it is now, because if done so, it nicely interacts with what comes after it. Tracks are being moved, pauses being lengthened, things put in new places. Play. Stop. Silence.
Maciek: “I haven’t heard anything like that before. Beautiful”.
“Here is calm surface of lake water and there is dusty dirt. This bass line has no butter at the bottom and this effect gives too much slaughter. Let’s be careful for those sounds not to eat one another. I don’t like that this overdrive wheezes as if a metal rod hitting the fence. Wait, I think we got it now. Pure evil. Now it’s tearing the soul apart”.
“In terms of things like death though, I still find more comfort in facing it than avoiding it. I’d rather sing about that, that anything else. I feel better then, more in control, when staying aware of those things. It’s important to confront those difficulties. That’s the whole idea about existential philosophy – if you actually confront things like anxiety or death you are going to be healthier, because you are facing the actual truth. But its not always pleasant.”
“Anger is an emotion, that can be used for positive things, but it has such a negative connotation to it. Zack de la Rocha from Rage Against The Machine sings, that “anger is a gift” and when I heard it for the first time, I thought it was very true. Anger is a very high form of passion. It also can come from fear, especially when you care about somehing a lot, but it can be used in a positive capacity towards change in the world.”