"My last record, Emoh, and almost every record I’ve done, for that matter, were patchworks of songs from different studios and different times. In some cases, these songs were recorded years apart.
With this record, I wanted it to be of a particular time with a consistent texture, where all the songs were recorded more or less at the same time in the same place. Also, I wanted to make it denser and more aggressive in the style of my earlier recordings as Sentridoh. The songs I had been writing seemed more provocative and ready for that approach.
I also wanted to make a record that reflected the music I was listening to at the time: the Knife, Panda Bear, and the thousands of beautifully concise country western, ’60s garage/psych, ska, R&B, punk, post-punk, hardcore, and hard rock songs that play randomly from my iPod every night. So I came up with 14 two- to three-minute, heavily layered (to the point of blurring) acoustic-based electric songs with synthesizers, natural keyboards, some heavy drumming, and vocals piled on top."