Colin has been an engineer for well over 20 years and along with his solo output he has worked with Nurse With Wound, Current 93, Organum, Jonathan Coleclough, Ora, and many others. Being a musician himself, his contributions to these projects are often more than just being the engineer.
1.) WHICH RECORD HAS HAD THE MOST PROFOUND INFLUENCE ON YOU?
Impossible to bring it down to just one album, so am I allowed to list a few? If so, then:
Pink Floyd – Saucerfull of Secrets
Third Ear Band – Alchemy
Mothers of Invention – We’re Only in it for the Money
Can – Tago Mago
Kraftwerk – Kraftwerk
Tangerine Dream – Zeit
Neu! – Neu 2
Magma – Köhntarkösz
Steve Reich – Music for 18 Musicians
Soft Machine – Third
Hedningarna – Kaksi
2.) HOW MANY HOURS DO YOU SPEND A WEEK RECORDING/PLAYING/CREATING?
Not enough – life gets in the way.
3.) WHICH OF YOUR OWN CREATIONS IS YOUR FAVOURITE?
I love all of my children equally.
4.) WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST REGRET?
I don’t even want to go there.
5.) WHAT DO YOU DO TO RELAX?
6.) OTHER THAN FRIENDS AND FAMILY WHAT IS YOUR MOST CHERISHED POSSESSION?
My studio, which has taken me over 35 years to accumulate.
7.) TELL ME THREE OF YOUR HEROES/HEROINES?
I don’t have heroes – they will always let you down.
8.) WHERE IS YOUR FAVOURITE PLACE IN THE WORLD?
9.) IF YOU DIDN’T HAVE YOUR ART WHAT OCCUPATION DO YOU THINK YOU WOULD BE DOING?
I dread to think.
10.) IF THERE IS ONE THING THAT YOU WOULD WANT THE WORLD TO KNOW ABOUT YOU THAT YOU HAVE NEVER CONVEYED IN AN INTERVIEW BEFORE WHAT WOULD THAT BE?
That I wish I owned, and could play a hurdy-gurdy and a set of English bagpipes.