"One of the knocks against making music with a laptop is that it gives you too many options: If you can do anything, what’s the point of doing anything? People fetishize limitations a lot in music; there’s this toxic idea that people can only create interesting stuff under limitations.‬ But the approach where you can put together any group of sounds that you want is so much more exciting to me than buying a bunch of specific gear and being like, ‘Let me see what I can make when I put myself in this little box.’ As a person who likes pop music and listens to all kinds of stuff, just thinking about that way of creating bores the shit out of me."

Elite Gymnastics' James Brooks defends his anything-goes electronic-pop approach his interview with Carrie Battan.