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People assume that the meaning of a song is vested in the lyrics. To me, that has never been the case. There are very few songs that I can think of where I remember the words.
 

Robert Fripp and I will be recording another LP very soon. It should be even more monotonous than the first one!
 

Set up a situation that presents you with something slightly beyond your reach.
 

The basis of computer work is predicated on the idea that only the brain makes decisions and only the index finger does the work.
 

The lyrics are constructed as empirically as the music. I don't set out to say anything very important.
 

The philosophical idea that there are no more distances, that we are all just one world, that we are all brothers, is such a drag! I like differences.
 

The reason I don't tour is that I don't know how to front a band. What would I do? I can't really play anything well enough to deal with that situation.
 

We are increasingly likely to find ourselves in places with background music. No composers have thought to write for these modern spaces, which represent 30% of our musical experience.
 

When I started making my own records, I had this idea of drowning out the singer and putting the rest in the foreground. It was the background that interested me.
 

When I went back to England after a year away, the country seemed stuck, dozing in a fairy tale, stifled by the weight of tradition.
 


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