notice what simon is saying about music with word and especially electronic music with words on the end of prt 2 and the beginning of part three of the interview..
Makes you think once again what ever made him do NLMA
He was referring specifily to clichee love songs. Further into Part 3 he mentions many influences (among zillions of others) like Radiohead, Massive Attack, Portishead, Dead Can Dance, Bob Marly, Jimi Hendrix, the Smiths, the Cure.
You know I find it strange, that when one talks to many rock fans, one must start defending the soul of electronic music (like simon in the interview) - and on the other hand must defend the fact that lyrics can take you to new & intresting peerceptions as well.
Novelty alway arises in that moment in which you combine two old ideas that were previously considered as completly seperated and unrelated, e.g. Electro-Magnetism.