Like previous albums K.G. and L.W., Butterfly 3000 was recorded entirely in the homes of each band member, with a few caveats. First, all writing was done using modular synthesizers, and second, every song was written in the major key. Production was an adventure in synthesizers, sequencers, looping, and the layering of weird noises.
Says Stu Mackenzine:
“We were trying to make upbeat dance music, in our own way, and we’d never gone there before … weird, odd, off-kilter, polymetric arpeggios in strange time signatures, but with proper grooves you can stomp along to. At heart it’s avant garde, but a six-year-old could enjoy it.”
“It’s a journey; it’s a fantasy. It’s one of our lightest records, and it’s come out of this really trying time. We were challenging ourselves on this album to make something we’d never done before, which is a major-key, positive, uplifting record.”
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Stream or purchase Butterfly 3000 here.