Cris: Your playing on the album "Black Beehive"… it’s more sparse, but there’s a little more power to it as well.
Brian Nevin (Big Head Todd and the Monsters): Thanks. I think so too. What I’m trying to do is play less with more feel. What I am realizing is that space, it can be almost more powerful if you place the notes you play in the right spot. You know what I mean? It’s kind of creating tension with less. More drama with less. I like it better, especially because we have Todd and Jeremy. We have two guys who really can play up front.
I used to play busy. I listen back to those old recordings and it kind of bothers me because I think it’s too crowded. So my whole thing right now is make it feel good and stay out of the way.
But there is a real skill set to playing simply and open and playing well and making it feel right. It’s challenging in a good way.