Bonus quote from Revenge of the Intuitive:
Years ago I realized that the recording studio was becoming a musical instrument. I even lectured about it, proclaiming that “by turning sound into malleable material, studios invite you to construct new worlds of sounds as painters construct worlds of form and color.” I was thrilled at how people were using studios to make music that otherwise simply could not exist. Studios opened up possibilities. But now I’m struck by the insidious, computer-driven tendency to take things out of the domain of muscular activity and put them into the domain of mental activity.
I am, in general, a sucker for the notion of the studio as a kind of musical instrument unto itself. It’s a very maximalist, Romantic-era symphony sort of thinking. I want to be Pet Sounds-era Brian Wilson or Rite of Spring-era Stravinksy when I grow up.