Interviewer: Speaking of lyrics, the concept of “collecting space” seems to have popped up in your lyrics in the past, in songs like “Mellotron Scratch”, “Futile” and you even had a song titled “Collecting Space”, so what does it mean?
Steven Wilson: It’s hard to explain. It’s kind of metaphor for me, it’s to do with the process of making up your personality I suppose. The idea of collecting, accumulating cannot only be applied in the literal sense, like collecting objects, but also the act of collecting experience, aspects of your personality. So for me the concept of collecting space is a metaphor for the creation of a personality of a character, collecting things from space from air; friends, experiences, aspects of yourself hat define you as a person. I don’t know if that makes sense.