Kittin: We talked about it upfront. Usually we just compose until we have enough for an album. This time, we couldn’t avoid questions about who we are today, what we want to say after 3 decades in music, in this new world. I think it’s a healthy process to wonder why we are still here today and why we do it. It brought us back to what’s essential, avoid creative pollution and focus on what we are good at.We also spent more time together at his studio, even though we still needed to finish work in our own place. I have my own recording process and equipment that requires time to edit, comp, and treat. Therefore, technology has changed from the first album when we recorded everything live, without even a microphone. I think the album just dropped last March 25. How long did it take to get it ready? Covid postponed it for 2 years. It was nearly ready before. Writing is quite fast, we know each other by heart. We took this extra unwanted time to prepare the release the best we could.
Hacker: When we did the second album, I remember we really worked separately, I was making the music in my studio then sending it to Caroline, she was doing the vocals herself in her studio. But for this new album it is a mix between this and the way we used to work at the beginning. Some of the tracks in the new album were made in the studio together. For instance, Ostbahnhof was the first track we made for this album just the way we did Frank Sinatra and the early staff. We were at my studio, I was playing Caroline some loops, and she was like "Ah, this is good, let's work on this". It was good to see that our collaboration process still worked in this environment. It was kind of a test, to see if we could still work together in the same room, do we still have this chemistry thing going on? It worked. Actually we worked pretty fast, it went very smoothly.