Probably around the commencement of recording Tin Drum with John Punter where we went into Basing Street studios to record a potential single which turned out to be ‘The Art Of Parties’ and ‘Life Without Buildings’. With the latter of the two tracks I felt there was an exciting shift into an area of experimentation in the studio which allowed a track to be incrementally constructed through playback. Up to that point everything was fine tuned and completed in rehearsals (perhaps with the exception of ‘My New Career’ which was a late addition to the ‘Polaroids’ album and therefore took shape at Air Studios, and which I feel is the most honest composition on that album). It was essentially the moment where I believe we as a band no longer felt that recording was merely a process by which something already composed and arranged was to be faithfully captured in a recording, and instead were able to use that environment more to our advantage by pushing our boundaries a little and experimenting with sonics instead of merely performance. It was the beginning of creative studio production which up to that point was mostly the input of the hired producer.