When I started to play the songs from [second album] Segundo twelve years ago, I wanted the show to be exactly like the record. I wanted all the sounds and everything to be there, because I thought if not then something was missing, so I played guitar and keyboards over tracks from the record. And I felt so bored! Everything was so dead, not only the sounds but the tempo; the energy when those recordings were made was from months ago, even years ago.
So I think I did that for maybe two or three shows and then said I can’t do this any longer. I can’t play on a playback, I can’t play on something that’s been done another day. Because if you’re looping something on the spot, it’s the energy from ten seconds ago, a minute ago, 3 minutes ago, 6 minutes ago, the song is over. But sometimes you go a little faster or a little slower or a little quieter or a little happier, and that is a subtlety that completely changes the whole song afterwards.