Guthrie tells The Verge that Takes Time was recorded in 2007 before he began working on video game soundtracks. Featuring some new techniques Guthrie picked up from doing soundtracks, he explained that if he settled on Takes Time's music and released the album in 2008 "it would've been not as good of a record" and that it "benefited from the time capsule" he put it in.
He said that after working on video games, TV and film, he realized how much more time he could spend creating music, rather than doing the "indie rock thing," which consisted of time-intensive travel, soundchecks and only one hour of playing on stage.
"Sword & Sworcery taught me something about myself," Guthrie told The Verge. "I learned a lot about music and what I'm capable of."
As well as composing the soundtrack for Capybara's Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP, Guthrie contributed to the Fez and Sound Shapes soundtracks and created the music for the documentary Indie Game: The Movie. According to the interview, Guthrie is currently working on the soundtrack for an upcoming game that he couldn't reveal.
Takes Time is available from Guthrie's website for $8.99 to download, $19.99 on vinyl and $12 on CD.