I’ve been in love with the horn part from Scott Walker’s song ‘Epizootics!’ for quite a while. I think it’s one of the most beautiful things I’ve heard. I’ve also been sort of obsessed with trying to work it into something else. I thought I could make a really banging techno track out it – but then I realised I don’t really know how to make techno that’s actually any good.
So, instead I decided to just use it as the basis for a ambient/noise-based composition. Taking the lead from the title of the song, I decided to try and make a piece that followed the time course of a disease outbreak. Rising from nothing, hitting a peak infection rate and then fading back into obscurity amongst the many other lifeforms vying for their chance to shine in the ecosystem.