The Superego Has Landed
Sci-fi conspiracies and new synths helped Turin Brakes experiment with their sound
Breaking away from personal lyrics saw Olly and Gale go down a bit of a rabbit hole regarding new topics. “There’s a track about the Large Hadron Collider /– they create these black holes and dimensions, and that coincides with a lot of this weird stuff happening in the world,” says Gale.
These futuristic musings also led to experimentation with new tech. “We’ve discovered the polyphonic [ElectroHarmonix] Superego Synth Engine,” Gale explains. “It’ll freeze the note you’re playing, then you can put loads of other stuff on top of it. You hit that thing and there’s another person in the room. The band’s all revved up and everyone’s going for it.”