Part 1: Tati and me
I'm making an album called 'Oskar Tennis Champion'. So, because making albums is the most important and most intense thing I do, I wanted to make a diary of the process. The record of the record, if you like.
I remember David Bowie in a 70s radio interview saying that what he spent most time on, making an album, was 'thinking about the colour, shape, size and texture of the thing'. Going into the studio and adding a backbeat was almost an afterthought. 'I can knock out an album in two weeks, mixed and everything,' he boasted. ('Measure twice, cut once', as the old Jewish tailors used to say.)
So here's part one of my record of my record, and it's about colour, shape, size and texture. It's how you draw up a blueprint for a thing which, later, will rise out of nothingness, judder, shudder, and stand there like a golem on its own two feet.