QA : FOLKVETT

folkvett

 

1. Who are you?

Christian.

2. What do you do?

I work in geriatric care for a living. Besides, I watch a lot of HBO-series, listen to records, solder and play on my synths.

3. Where do you often create/produce?

Always alone in the ”pojkrummet” at home. (My toys occupy a third of the living space in our flat).

4. When?

Whenever my wife would rather play video games alone, instead of watching TV with me, or late at night (if I don’t have to get up early in the morning).

5. Why do you play music?

To avoid drugs and alcohol.

6. When did you start making music?

I tried to learn how to play the guitar in the 90’s, at least enough to manage threechord-punk, but I didn’t have the patience nor the skills :). In 2008/2009 I bought a Casio CZ5000 and thought it was so much easier.

7. Which track defines you the most?

Maybe ”Äta eller ätas” comes the closest, but I haven’t really figured it out yet.

8. How would you describe your own music?

My goal is to sound like a mix between M.B. and Klaus Wunderlich.

9. Any track of the moment?

Cerebral Hemorrhage – I Remember

10. What influences your work?

DIY/cassette culture from the 80’s (the whole idea of do-it-yourself), experimental

electronic music, industrial music, punk/hardcore and postpunk. I prefer music from

76–85; the golden years in my opinion. Injustices.

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

No school. I still can’t play 🙂

12. Favorite designer ?

Alexander Heir.

13. Favorite book?

I don’t read books.

14. Favorite classic movie?

Mad Max 2 – The road warrior.

15. Favorite music label?

I don’t have any real favorites, maybe Dark Entries or La Vida Es Un Mus and, of

course, Pater Noster Ltd.

16. Your dream collaboration?

17. Are you analog or digital?

Both.

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

Ableton, Reel-to-reel, Tapedecks, FX, synths, a lot of old drum machines and

modified Casio-keyboards.

19. Describe your creative process?

I buy new synths and then press REC+play.

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

Mostly at night.

21. Any favorite record stores ?

When in the mood for a ”real” record store I go to Open Mind in Uppsala, otherwise I

buy from Discogs or different distros.

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

I don’t have one.

23. Do you have a healthy lifestyle?

Nowadays, yes.

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

I don’t. I work 8-9 hours a day and come home feeling like a zombie.

25. Any secret skills?

I can do magic.

26. Any future plans?

World domination and then maybe record some new stuff.

27. What’s your life motto?

Never trust a hippie.

28. Any “mot de la fin”?!

Keep up the good work! Thanks!

 

 

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