How do you see instrumentals? Stuart said Follow Me had to usher the album in, partly because it was difficult to start off directly with his own voice. Do you think of instrus as moments that bring space in the album (like in TWR)?
I am sure there is a story behind How He Entered (and I know I’m not the only one). Could you tell us more about this song, how it came to be, why you did a video for this one track after the other films were completed? Incidentally, it seems to be the only film that does have a narrative. Come on, do tell us!!!
You bring out critically acclaimed albums, you produce soundtracks for arthouse movies and museums, you sell out medium-sized venues all across Europe, and you could probably continue along these lines for another 10 years or more, hopefully (speaking for myself). It this an appropriate level of success for your band? Is it enough to carry on? For a self-confessed grafter, is it worth the considerable effort? Could you imagine in a parallel universe another tindersticks with shows in the largest venues and chart topping albums or tracks?
Lovely interview, well done and many thanks to the band!
As a home recording musician the techie answers are great. Funny that (few) synths were used on The something rain, it must be fairly creative treatments of organs and strings synths I’m hearing… And great to know Stuart’s favourite pieces of gear.