"To tell you the truth, I hate talking about technical shit. I don't give a shit about any of it. It's just fucking boring."
Liam Howlett leans back in his seat, flashes a wicked smile and pushes his hands through his blond-streaked punk mullet. The only thing sparkling more than the glint in his eye is the skull ring on his finger. He is without a doubt a happy man.
I just like to get to my end result quickly and as painlessly as I can, he continues, his right hand tugging on the skin around his Adam's apple. In fact, the main thing about this album is that it's untechnical!
He has every right to be happy. After a seven-year hiatus, which has seen The Prodigy go from actively redefining the zeitgeist to becoming a near parody of itself, Howlett has finally returned. And what a return it is. A masterpiece of electronic production nonetheless underpinned by a belligerent DIY approach Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned (Maverick, 2004), the long-awaited fourth album, is stuffed to the grooves with trashed-up, adrenalized sleaze-funk a million miles removed from the electronic-punk formula of The Prodigy's 2002 single, Baby's Got a Temper.
Read the full interview by martin James here: remixmag.com