It has varied over the years however the recent album, Until The Day I Die, I wrote completely on my own ad also recorded and mixed the record myself. So there was a lot of solitude; so much so I did feel like I was losing myself in the album and I enjoyed that process very much compared to the previous methods of going into a studio.
I wanted the new record to depict my surroundings and be a direct reflection of my world view. A lot of the record was inspired by Catholicism because I had recently moved from Australia to Switzerland and there is a lot of heavy catholic imagery here and social catholic ideals that are not present in Australia. There are crosses and such atop mountains and I found this all very authoritarian which influenced the sound of the record a lot; I also was inspired by the ideas of condemnation, redemption, and kind of mixing this into my bleak worldview. You can see a lot of this in the video for “I Believe In The Close Fist” and indeed hear the references in the track itself.