Vij Sodera introduces the band’s bass player:
Andrew Dickinson is a terrific bass player and all-round musician. He’s actually the only member of the band who can read music.
This is the way we work. After I have recorded a draft track, I ask Andrew to play something. He would prefer me to have written down some basic musical notation, but all I say is something like “can you give it some more growl…and more of the lower end…” or “can you start somewhere down here and…oh, that bit was good…no not that, but the thing you did a few minutes ago…yea, that’s it”.
From such detailed instructions, Andrew seems to understand the notes I have in my head, and he always produces the goods.