||As a solo artist now, what are you using to make the new record?
||I feel really strongly about the potential of sample-based composition. One of the knocks against making music with a laptop is that it gives you too many options: If you can do anything, what's the point of doing anything? People fetishize limitations a lot in music, but I feel like that's like the fetishization of vintage synthesizers, or how a rock band recorded with live instruments and no over-dubs. That's a thing that we're conditioned to be really impressed by. I don't mean to devalue that stuff, but at the same time, I feel implicit in that kind of sentiment is this toxic idea that people can only create interesting stuff under limitations.
|The approach where you can put together any group of sounds that you want is so much more exciting to me than buying a bunch of specific gear and being like, "Let me see what I can make when I put myself in this little box." As a person who likes pop music and listens to all kinds of stuff, just thinking about that way of creating bores the shit out of me.