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- Posted on Nov 26th 2010 12:00PM by Kenneth Partridge
"It's a combination of a few things," Milberg tells Spinner. "First, we got a new drummer. [Dante Kinnunen] is an amazing man, and he's really a terrific drummer. He could do things I could only dream of doing. He started doing dance music about [age] 10 or something. He's a very talented drummer, so for that reason it made sense, I guess, to focus on drums and bass."
"Also, personally, I listened to dance music for a long time, but in recent years, I started DJing a lot in Sweden and London, and I started looking for that [rhythmic quality] in music," she adds. "I never used to think about music that way. I guess I used to just sit around my house and drink tea and listen to songs late at night, but now I want them to be in other places."
The Concretes' dance-floor dabbling has necessitated some instrumental change-ups, as 'WYWH' does little to showcase the mandolin, trumpet and saxophone prominent on earlier recordings.
"Everyone in the band is very open to change," Milberg says, adding that saxophone player Ludvig Rylander, in particular, refuses to play in the same style he did on past albums.
"He just moves on to new instruments and wants to try new things," Milberg says. "We have these discussions all the time. If we do an old song, and we want him to pick up the flute or whatever, he'll be like, 'I lost it,' or 'It's broken.' He just comes up with excuses."