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Baltimore City Paper recently (well, a week ago) posted this Q&A with Ben Allen, the Atlanta-based engineer who worked on Animal Collective‘s Merriweather Post Pavilion (which we reviewed in this week’s Washington City Paper). Allen—who spent most of his career working in hiphop and R&B—can probably be credited with bringing most of the low-end definition that makes MPP so resoundingly huge. He’s also quoted at length in this NY Times profile, but the Baltimore City Paper Q&A gets a little deeper into the recording process and whatnot, so I’m going to shamelessly aggregate it here.