How do the subsequent albums sound different from a drumming perspective?
Well ‘Threshold’ (the second album, unreleased) is a much darker, more processed sound. It will sound less like a natural kit and more like a sampled kit, but with real feel. ‘Burning the Temples’ (third album, unreleased) is more of a rock guitar album, really, more so than the other two, so that is more of a straight ahead rock kit sound, where I’m hitting a lot harder than I did on ‘Unravel’. ‘Residual Effect’ (fourth album, unreleased) is samples all the way and is an electronic album, so there’s no actual playing on it just programming. They’re all really different as far as drums are concerned. ML: Do you use a lot of different snares and cymbals during a recording session, or do you just stick with the same kit. A: I try to stick to the same kit for the whole session to bring some sort of basic tone set to the songs, but if the snare definitely doesn’t work, I’ll retune it or find another one that gives me the kind of sound I’m looking for. ML: What is your approach to tuning? A