Devin Townsend Had Trouble Giving Up Control On New Album

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(Metal Hammer) Devin Townsend says he thought he was "going to vomit" after he let his production team take control of his new album Transcendence. The multi-instrumentalist admits the studio were "all bummed out" after he kept picking holes in their work - so he decided to hand over the reigns and let them put their own finishing touches on the follow-up to 2014's Z2.

He tells Metal Hammer: "I realized that I had people around me, this amazing team, that were better than I was at certain things, but I'd never really utilized them before.

"This whole thing came at the last minute. We'd made the record, but it didn't sound like one of my things. I said, 'We need to add more echo - more symphony.'

"The mixing engineer, the mastering engineer and the label privately sent me emails going, 'What are you doing to this record? It's starting to sound like another one of your wall-of-sound things.'

"I said, 'No, it sounds right! Now I dig it!' - but now they were all bummed out that I was changing it. So I said, 'I want you guys to make it sound how you think it should sound.'" Read more here.

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