Why exactly did you decide on this piece of USM furniture?
Simply put, the piece is practical: I can store all of my small equipment in it, and due to the integrated power rail, I don’t end up with tangled cables. My head is possessed by creative chaos; I need that for my music. For this reason, I prefer my environment to be rather practical and clean.
The recesses in the front sections of your sideboard are unusual.
This is what I particularly appreciate about USM: the little, individual extras. Upon my request, felt inserts were built into the front sections. They absorb the sound and thus optimize the acoustics of the room. I really appreciate when design is practical. It really is fascinating how USM blends aesthetics and functionality down to the last detail.
Are your speaker boxes from USM, too?
They are one-off pieces, a custom production. I prefer a delicate, clear design. This is hard to find in the case of speaker boxes. Incidentally, we had a gig at USM during our last tour. For this occasion, a pretty fancy piece was constructed to support our pantalon player's leg. It’s amazing what USM can figure out with nothing but two basic components.