A new story was published yesterday via Rolling Stone called, “The Prodigy Fight ‘Lazy,” ‘Monotonous' EDM.” Even the editor of the article would introduce the band cautiously by saying that their recent album had “tempos more appropriate for ranting than raving.” Well, the ranting isn't over.
While taking a stab at American festivals for not catering to bands and having too many “DJ” festivals, 44 year-old Howlett also suggested that the album process was getting old (which there is plenty of truth to – for artists and fans it seems).
“I've had a rest and I'm about to start writing again,” Howlett said. “Basically I don't feel like I want to do any more albums because they just take too long. It takes too long to get the music out to fans, it takes too long for us. We want to do something that can turn around quicker. So what we've decided to do is to do EPs from now on. And I think the whole Music Industry and such, if you want to call it that, is changing. We're excited about doing a four-track EP next, getting that out, and while that's out, we have the next one prepared. It seems much more of a better way to get music information to our fans. It's just a quicker turn around and I think that would be, for us, as a band, much better.”
Despite not being interested in a new album right now, their 15-track, sixth album “The Day is My Enemy” has been fairly successful. It debuted #1 in the UK dance charts (their sixth consecutive #1 release) and has given birth to a new tour.
These comments also bring up a good point: are albums worth it? The music industry is struggling to find an answer on the whole. Electronic dance music fans seldom find themselves waiting for an album to drop. The Prodigy is certainly playing catch-up – but their music is still in high demand. Catch their tour dates here.
Read the full interview here.