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QA : Shumopeleng

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1. Who are you? 

Kostya.

2. What do you do? 

I make shit.

3. Where do you often create/produce? 

At home.

4. When?

All the time.

 5. Why do you play music?

Because I want to convey the state of my soul.

 6. When did you start making music? 

When the snow fell.

 7. Which track defines you the most? 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvG_rjMk1i8

 8. How would you describe your own music?

Its like a big object under water that reflects sound.

9. Any track of the moment? 

Ø – Aallonmurtaja / Breakwave

10. What influences your work?

Sea.

11. What’s your academic background? Are you an autodidact? 

I’m self-taught.

12. Favorite designer? 

My sister.

13. Favorite book? 

The Wonderful World of Sound.

14. Favorite classic movie? 

72 meters.

15. Favorite music label? 

Metroplex.

 16. Your dream collaboration?

 Johns Kingdom.

 17. Are you analog or digital? 

Both.

18. Which soft wares/tools/ instruments do you use/play? 

Fruity loops, Ronald MC 303.

19.Describe your creative process?

Sit and make.

20. When are you the most prolific (creatively)? 

At night.

21. Any favorite record stores? (Real/virtual)

I don’t buy.

22. What’s your life philosophy? (Optimistic/pessimistic) 

Optimistic. Do more.

23. Do you have a healthy lifestyle? 

Yes.

24. How do you manage your time effectively? (Job/hobby) 

I spend all my time making music.

25. Any secret skills? 

LFO.

26. Any future plans? 

Release a vinyl.

27. What’s your life motto? 

Stop thinking, make.

28. Any “mot de la fin”? 

No soft, only machines.

 

 

 

 

 

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Errorsmith & Mark Fell – Protogravity (PAN 64)

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Composers Mark Fell and Erik Wiegand (aka Errorsmith), just released their new collaborative project ‘Protogravity’ on the imprint PAN.

We liked how the material takes on a meditative quality. How the chiming and percussive patterns are intertwined and along with the sporadic vocals generate an impression of looseness..

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Dan White – Outlaw

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Dan White, producer from Melbourne, just released this new track ‘Outlaw’.

We liked its ascetic allure and how the hypnotic feel of the melody dived us somewhere deep in the subconscious..

We also liked his new collaborative project ‘Split’ with Khotin. We liked how the material blooms with grace and how the atmospheres created are tinged with a futuristic feel..

A1: Dan White – Grey Bishop
A2: Dan White – No No No
B1: Khotin – Sorry Sequence
B2: Khotin – AT07

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Ken Camden – Curiosity

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Ken Camden, sound artist from Chicago, released few days ago a preview of his track ‘Curiosity’ taken from his upcoming LP ‘Dream Memory’ on the imprint Kranky. (official release June 15th)

The album consists of 8 tracks:

1. Adenosine 2. Time Bend 3. Renewal 4. Curiosity 5. Melatonin 6. Dream Memory 7. Brain Work 8. Asleep at the Wheel

We found this album delightful and brilliant. It’s interesting to see  how the use of the steel slide and e-bow technique from the electric guitar can open a new realm of sonic explorations and  somehow trick the listener. We liked its reverse approach, how using the guitar to emulate the synthesizer  proves the autonomy of sound..

Our favorite is ‘Curiosity’. We liked how it breathes naturally and at the same time how the soundscape is  unfolding organically. The fluidity of this piece made us thought about our place in this universe..

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QA: Mall Grab

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1. Who are you?

Still trying to figure that out.

2. What do you do?

I make soundtracks to the aspects of my day-to-day life.

3. Where do you often create/produce?

In the darkest corner of my room.

4. When?

All the time.

5. Why do you play music?

Peace of mind. Freedom of expression. Heart and Soul.

6. When did you start making music?

When I finally torrented a copy of Logic that worked.

7. Which track defines you the most?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qvPUTyqlCT4

8. How would you describe your own music?

Ignorant house.

9. Any track of the moment?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vhy-ueo2TxE

10. What influences your work?

Lost In Translation.

11. What’s your academic background? Are you an autodidact? 

I study, however I take more pride in being an autodidact.

12. Favorite designer?

Jun Takahashi/Rei Kawakubo.

13. Favorite book?

High Fidelity.

14. Favorite classic movie?

Full Metal Jacket.

15. Favorite music label? 

Not Even So.

16.Your dream collaboration?

Yohji Yamamoto X Mall Grab.

17. Are you analog or digital?

Digital.

18.Which softwares/tools/ instruments do you use/play?

Laptop.

19. Describe your creative process?

I come up with a tune in the shower and spend the rest of the day trying to recreate it.

20. When are you the most prolific (creatively)?

Between 2am-5am.

21. Any favorite record stores? (Real/virtual)

Juno.

22. What’s your life philosophy? (Optimistic/pessimistic)

Happiness comes before everything.

23. Do you have a healthy lifestyle?

I drink lots of water.

24. How do you manage your time effectively? (Job/hobby)

I don’t.

25. Any secret skills?

Good at everything.

26. Any future plans?

Keep doing my thang.

27. What’s your life motto?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9YzTIYtAAc

28. Any “mot de la fin”?

You are a victim of the rules you live by.

 check our review of his All Night Long Ep >

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Jack J – Thirstin’ b/w Atmosphère 12″

moodJack J, producer from Vancouver, just released a preview of his new 12” on Future Times.

The material consists of two tracks ‘Thirstin” and “Atmosphère”.

We liked how both of the tracks exude some effortless relaxing vibes. We also liked their ‘feeling good’ quality, how they both induce in us a rush of pleasure like when you get vitamin D from sun exposure..

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