I get inspired by a space that is limiting. The way records are made right now is that the number of options is so great that people have gotten into this lack of commitment, of security, of confidence… Twenty years ago it was, “We have one day to mix at this studio.” You had one shot, and everyone had to be on his or her best game. It almost makes me want to go back to analog tape, and not because it sounds better. It’s not some analog versus digital bullshit. How does something that has an unlimited track count and unlimited editing capabilities affect the energetic character of a person? How does it affect the performance?
– Ben Allen, interviewed in Tape Op no. 76, March/April 2010, p. 47