You’ve talked in the past about getting lost in music, and the kind of euphoria it can bring. Is that something you’re aiming for with your own music?
I definitely am drawn to styles of music that aim to achieve that. You can get that in mellow, introspective music, but I also hear that in techno. I hear that in free jazz; I hear that in gamelan music; I hear that in Indian raggas; I hear it in gospel. Some of that music was created to communicate with God. The idea of music being this incredible force…when people think about music in that way, when a belief has gone into the intent of the music, it can be very, very powerful. I’ve always been drawn to that, and it’s brought me lots of magical moments. That’s one of the things that I’m always trying to reference.
– Four Tet