Q – Hi Lloyd, we’re listening to some of your albums and are intrigued by the intimacy of the vocals on “Music as a Foreign Language”, and were wondering what microphone you used. Did you record it through the API preamp you’ve mentioned before?

A – Almost all of my vocals the last 10 years or so have been recorded with a Neumann U67 which I bought from Sear Sound in NYC after using it there on some Bad Vibes sesions. Current set up is 67 > API pre > Empirical labs Distressor (very gentle 2-1) > Geoffrey Daking EQ (almost flat).