Кто ждёт фильм Perfect Skin.. можно больше не ждать это дерьмо. Liam дал им дорожки для ремикспака трека Invisible Sun, которые будут вмонтированы в фильм в каком-то эпизоде. Никаких саундтреков к выходу фильма не планируется. Вот интервью с режиссером, про продиджы с 18 минуты. УГ.
perfect-skin-w-director-kevin-chicken by stuart-wright-3
Billboard: Your seventh album is out in a matter of days. Do you still get jitters?
Liam Howlett: Yeah, it’s not many though, really. Seven albums in 26 years… there should be loads. I should be on album 20 by now. Of course, we’re excited about it. I never let anything out the studio unless were really delighted about it, unless we know we can play it live and it really represents the band. The fact this one came together really quickly I don’t know how, I don’t have the answers for that. All I know is, it was the most intense studio time I’ve ever had, the ride through it, the writing process. Everyone really pulled together. We worked on the road a lot, we recorded Keith’s vocals for the track “Champions Of London” in a hotel room in Belgium. This was much freer. Not being based in one place, we could set up the studio anywhere and got it rolling. For the last album, we had a really small studio space. This album is more lighter and freer. And I mixed it myself as I was going along. So it made a long process much quicker. But it was really intense, you know what I mean.
With the album coming together as quickly as it did, might that be a result of The Prodigy being as independent as a band can get? You’re now releasing music through your own label, Take Me To The Hospital.
Well, I think I’ve always tried to stay that way. I don’t think any record company would put up with me. The time it takes me to deliver some records, some careers have started and finished in those periods. So, we kind of fiercely protect our creative rights. The most important thing to us is to be in control and making sure the live side stays as pure as possible.
Is the U.S. in your travel plans?
Yeah. There are a couple of festivals which we’re going to be doing, and that’s all I can say really. For some reason it’s just really difficult to get there and get it going. When you come to Australia, Perth speaks to Melbourne, Melbourne speaks to Sydney, it’s all connected in a certain way. In America, there are different countries in one country, no one really communicates with each other. What we tend to do, we’ll do a festival then we’ll try wrap some dates around it. We’ve been wanting to go there the last couple of years. The last gigs we did were (2015) Riot Fest in Chicago. The (U.S.) gigs are always great, I do love going there. It’s just difficult, you have to be there for such a long period of time to actually make some ground.
Your teenage son is playing music. Is he keen to follow in your footsteps and tour the world? What advice do you have?
Sure, he can if he wants. But it’s not easy. You’ve got be good enough, like anyone. Don’t go into it to make money. That’s the wrong angle. I didn’t go into it for money, I did it because I loved it. He’ll only do it if he loves it… you go into it because you have to do it. I’ll hear him play his bass guitar and he’ll pick it up when he wants to do it. I’d never pressure him to do it, and be in the music business. You’ve just got to want to do it, have that hunger.
Finally, do you have any plans for a followup to The Dirtchamber Sessions?
Yeah, I have actually. I’ve started to think about drawing a list together of the tunes. I’m thinking it’s going to happen next year.
You’ve said Fight Fire With Fire was the first song you wrote for the record; its pace is slow compared some of your other (more frenetic) bangers, which suggests that from the get-go you were relaxed and confident going in to creating this record. Was that the case?
Liam Howlett: It was the first track I wrote on this album, yeah, but at that time I wasn’t sure if it was gonna go on the H09909 album or our album. We talked it over and once it was finished it fitted in with the feel and flow of the Prodigy album. I don’t collaborate with too many people, but when I heard H09909 I knew coming together on a tune would be fire.
I didn’t have the pressure of thinking it was for the Prodigy album, so there was a freeness in writing it. Once I had finished that, I was on a flow. People who know what I am about will know I came from hip hop, so it’s always good to rock a slower beat for me.
Had H09909 already been mates of yours for a long time before this collaboration?
No; I’d heard of them when they first came out. [MC and vocalist] Maxim had seen them play live too. We just had respect for each other and spoke the same language…
“The want and need to be derailed” is one of the core visions which inspired the album (and informs its title). Do you think the fact we’ve become lazier and less explorative can be blamed on the modern era? Or is it more likely to just happen when we get older and prone to thinking we already have all the answers?
I think it is to do with the modern era, yeah – it’s not about age. It’s just simply a reminder to not allow yourself to fall into the tourist path. But we really don’t care… do what you want. We are talking about ourselves more than anyone else. It’s about escapism.
Where do the main vocal and glass smashing samples from Need Some1 come from, and did they begin as the song’s cornerstones?
I made them. I spent a whole day smashing loads of sh-t up and recording it. It was kind of therapeutic I guess. It’s a sound that to me is The Prodigy. The vocal is Loleatta Holloway. When I hear even the smallest bit of her vocal it takes my mind back to a certain time period, which I like with this tune, smashed together with a dangerous, fresh beat. Some tunes I write are just simple, and work, and this was one of them.
The little springy instrument that creeps up and down over three notes in Light Up The Sky’s pre-chorus sounds like the same sound which plays the riff in your ’97 hit Breathe. Does it feel like a signature?
Yes – the album has a few references to our past, but I wanted to make sure it still felt fresh to my ears. The thing is, we have carved out a sound – a sound we created – and we don’t feel like we ever have to change direction or reinvent ourselves. This is the sound of The Prodigy… we want it to always feel fresh and alive, but not retro. We aren’t into retro…
The front of the ‘No Tourists’ bus on the album cover displays a destination card with the address of the first live venue you ever played at: The Four Aces. What do you remember about that show?
It was chaos. The building was actually falling down, there was rain coming through the roof… Loads of our friends came up to support us ’cause it was our first gig. It was the birth of something, that’s for sure. We didn’t know if it was gonna work, but it did, and the guy got us back the following Saturday to play again. A few of our cars got broken into, but we didn’t give a f-ck ’cause The Prodigy, as a thing, had just been created onstage.
Steve Lamacq - Talks to Liam Howlett of The Prodigy (01.11.2018, BBC Radio 6 Music.
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00:00 - The Prodigy - Light Up The Sky + Интервью - Часть 1
09:21 - The Prodigy - We Live Forever
12:54 - Интервью - Часть 2
21:44 - The Prodigy - Champions Of London
26:19 - Интервью - Часть 3
31:34 - Kool G Rap & DJ Polo - Poison
35:04 - Интервью - Часть 4
37:32 - The Scientist - The Bee
40:53 - Интервью - Часть 5
43:21 - Sleaford Mods - Tied Up In Nottz
46:01 - Интервью - Часть 6
49:32 - Danger Mouse Feat. Run The Jewels & Big Boi - Chase Me
52:58 - Интервью - Часть 7 + Ian Brown - First World Problems