what exactly the producer do?? saying what and how to do it, or recommend something?
Yes, I imagine Flood would have offered advice and production techniques on aspects of the album. Also might have had a strong influence on the structure of the tunes and had some creative ideas of his own.
Part of P&Ps excitement working with a producer like Flood would no doubt be his experience and his style of production.
The equipment available in the studio and the mixing engineer will also have an influence too.
I am sure his influence is felt through the entire album, and I am sure if Mickey Mann got his hands on it, it may have sounded quite a bit different.
Saying that though, I dont think Wonky is the best produced Orbital album I have heard, far from it actually... some of the dynamics of the tunes confuse me. It is certainly not an album I could listen from start to finish at the same volume.