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- Posted on Jan 19th 2010 3:30PM by Jesse Ship
Distraught over the rise of bedroom producers and lack of authentic rock 'n' roll, Klaxons frontman Jamie Reynolds tells Spinner the focus of the album was, "to inspire young people to want to pick up a guitar again."
In order to do so, the band turned to producer Ross Robinson, best known for his work with hard rock acts such as Korn, and more recently, At The Drive-In.
Though he may seem like an unlikely pick, "it's been a rare and special time for everyone," says Robinson, who came into their lives after production on the current album went astray while working with Simian Mobile Disco's James Ford. It's not that there was a falling out with Ford, but, according to Reynolds, "it was hard for us to figure out our roles as a full band with him on the drums and as producer."
"It had really just been a few days after we stopped working with James and we had stupidly put a call out to the press saying we were looking." But Robinson never even got the message, "he just came into our lives like a beaming light out of the blue," Reynolds marvels. "What impressed us the most about Ross was that during our initial interview, he didn't once talk about music for the entire hour, it was all about our discovering our unique energy and essence."
"They're everything that I love about music," Robinson gushed. "The punk rock, the melodies, the fire, the enlightened messages. They're all of my hearts desires."
The band remains secretive about the how the final album is going to sound. Robinson feels that they have possibly recorded "the most violent British record to date." However, it will be still be dance-inspired and tinged with synth sounds of the '70s. To get metaphorical about it, Robinson likes to say that the Klaxons new music sounds like "coming up for a gasp of air."