a quiet place to think about music

As a maker you tend to put in twice as much as you need as a listener. It's a symptom of contemporary production. Old records don't have that problem.

With the facilities that you have today, you tend to plug every hole - you put more and more in. But as a listener you're much less demanding... you can take things that are much simpler, much more open, and much slower.

It's often happened that I've made a piece and ended up slowing it down by as much as half.
Brian Eno