The writing and recording of INTIMACY prefigured the manner of it's release. Adjudging that first ideas are often the best ideas, Bloc Party decided to record the first ten songs they wrote. What seems on paper a restrictive brief, paradoxically, proved a spur to creativity. INTIMACY was produced by Paul Epworth, who produced Bloc Party's 2005 debut SILENT ALARM, and by Garrett "Jackknife" Lee, who produced the follow-up, 2007s a WEEKEND IN THE CITY, and mixed by Alan Moulder (My Bloody Valentine, amongst myriad others). INTIMACY is the sound of a band invigorated by success but also challenged by it.