I'm listening to everything from Weather Report to Garbage and everything in-between.
We had freedom, but the one thing that Chris and I agree on is that good music doesn't have to be judged in terms of length.
I write on all instruments.
We came off the road of the last tour very inspired to just keep playing, so we went to Canada.
I'm very proud of it as a Yes record amongst many of the other Yes records.
So that studio served its purpose, and still is working very well for other people right now.
So when bands work with me and it's 10 o'clock, usually you'd have to be getting out of the studio, we could go on until 2 in the morning cause it's my place!
And I found that when I built my own place and just shut the door, the creativity was endless.
I have always enjoyed different kinds of music.
I grew up in a very musical family, my father was a musician and a big band leader and made records.
I'd written songs with lots of people, from one spectrum to the other.
So for my studio purposes, I know that I'm in my studio with technicians who've done amazing things to my board and to my power amps and I know what I can deliver out of my studio.
So one can say that I write all the time, that goes for the lyrics as well.
So whenever I had some in-between producing time down in my studio I popped a tape in and started working on it. Working a little bit at a time, it actually took almost four years.
Everyone is really getting along with each other and we enjoy each others company and love playing live.