None of us were really communicating on Mezzanine. We were just trying to get the job finished, which is why, when I hear it now, usually in the background on a late-night TV programme about serial killers, it feels really cold to me. Mechanical. We weren’t dealing with emotions. If we’d started discussing stuff for real, and collaborating properly and spiritually on the music, it would have all kicked off.
Robert Del Naja, The Guardian, 2003. (via mssvattack)