Has modern technology made the live show easier?
“The short answer is yes. I no longer have to carry around a bunch of synths that are 40 years old… but that also means I’ve not got very much to do on stage. I’ve never been able to dance, which is why I use the guitar.
“Eurorack is possibly the way forward. I’ve got a few bits in the studio and they did get used on the new album. What I really like about them is that, like my old synths, they’re slightly unpredictable; you expect them to do ‘this’, but the sound is way over here. Then you’ve got the new generation of ‘analogue’ synths. Analogue sound without the danger that you’ll damage a transistor when it falls out of the tour bus. There’s a chance I might be taking one or two of those out on this tour.
“Even though I can’t dance, it would be nice to twiddle the odd knob now and again.”