Interpol guitarist Daniel Kessler on the band's unique approach to recording new album “Marauder”
Daniel Kessler, guitarist from the post-punk band from New York City Interpol, describes the reasons why the band recorded almost their whole album on analog tape. Nearly four years since their last studio album, Interpol released their sixth, “Marauder” this summer. “Marauder” commits to the spontaneity of an old recording method, two-inch tape recording, completely shaping the sound of the album. On “Salon Talks,” Kessler explained why the choice resulted in a more minimalist and human piece of art.
“By doing two-inch tape and committing to it for the most part of making a record, it sort of limits you. You can look at it as limiting you, like limiting your options, but also it can be limiting you in a good way,” Kessler told SalonTV’s Amanda Marcotte. The band’s specific vision of using analog tape led to an “in the moment kind of record,” Kessler explained.Watch the video above to learn why Interpol made the choice to go with analog tape recording for their album “Marauder.” And check out the full interview to hear Kessler’s thoughts on the effects of gentrification on New York City’s music scene. Tune in for SalonTV's live shows, "Salon Talks" and "Salon Stage", daily at noon ET / 9 a.m. PT and 4 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. PT, streaming live on YouTube, Facebook and Periscope.