White Town made a #1 hit single in his bedroom on a multitrack and an Atari.
How did he make Your Woman sound unique?
You’ve got to fuck up the technology you’ve got rather than let the technology fuck you up. It took me two days to get the beats slightly out of time on Your Woman. Two days! Getting them in time took two seconds.
That was 1997. No need to edit on an Atari now. But the principle is just the same: innovation doesn’t come with a tutorial.
Full Wired interview here.
More miscellaneous tidbits here.