That interview sort of bummed me out. I absolutely love this band, but there is zero enthusiasm behind Greg's words. He almost made it sound as though making this record was a choir and not a positive work of art. I absolutely adore 'Waves". I think its their most solid work from front to back in comparison to Pneuma and Foreword EP. I felt like MM was on a rise when they released Waves. There was some pretty big buzz. I have met Greg at a show once and he was a very nice guy but it just seems like his "whatever" attitude is why they kinda faded out a year after Waves was released and IMO have to start back over with this next record. I am sort of bummed to hear they wont be growing on the sound of "Waves".
I haven't read the article yet (gonna do it right after), but just to reassure you all, I met them after the show and Greg was very excited for the new album, I said that it's quite quick after Waves, and he said that they want do it as soon as possible and they have everything almost ready (it was quite some time ago) and that they feel it's good and different than anything.. I didn't ask for the direction of it or anything.. But later I also read some commentaries that it's gonna be a evolution of sound, I would really love to hear atmospheric Pneuma-like songs mixed with Waves-like heaviness.. I'm sure it will be good, and you guys are maybe too much used to the specific behaviour when the artists claim that the new work is always 'best to date' and 'groundbreaking' etc. : )