Q: Your voice is one of the most sampled ones in ambient music. Do you
mind being sampled?
LG: No , I think it is wonderful. It is very much a product of our times. I've never demanded money from anyone who has sampled me...once you have released a piece of work you no longer own it.
Q: On the album, why did you use a real orchestra and not
LG: I wrote the pieces with orchestral samples. I could have released them as they were. But there were inner tensions causes by looping of the string samples. That should not have been there. So I decieded to do a full orchestral arrangment because it is something I have always dreamed of, and that is how I heard he music when it was being written. I never thought that I would have that money. I talked to 4AD about the budget and they said 'Yes - we can do it'.
Q: Would you consider doing some Dance remixes of DCD stuff?
LG: Gawd help us! I leave that to other people. Its exciting when other people present you with what they have done. But there is material on the album which is very dance oriented, but not in the western sense. We have always worked a lot with dance music from different styles, cultures and time periods. It doesn't have to have a drum beat to be dance music.
Q: What are you doing at the moment?
LG: I'm back with Brendan, working on the next DCD album. We're using a lot of Voudon (voodoo) rhythms and influences. It's very strong, very percussive. It due out in April next year (1996). I'm also working on an Opera - but that is a much more of a long term project.