Sit Down and Listen #23 features Arborescent by the Romanian post-rockers Valerinne self released in 2013.
RUSSIAN CIRCLES • CASPIAN • THE OCEAN • ROSETTA • EF • GRAILS • LES DISCRETS • RANGES • TIDES OF MAN • ZHAOZE • SOUP • ASWEKEEPSEARCHING • CLOAKROOM • TELEPATHY • AU REVOIR • JO QUAIL • THOT • CRANIAL • WORRIEDABOUTSATAN • HEMELBESTORMER • OHGOD • RADARE • NONSUN • [ B O L T ] • LETHVM • APPALACHES • BESIDES • HURACÁN • WYATT E. • ASTODAN • JEFFK • TORTUGANÓNIMA • THE ILLS • LA BESTIA DE GEVAUDAN • I AM WOLVES • FATHER SKY MOTHER EARTH
What are the actual steps that you take when you are creating? Do you need to enter or go to a certain setting in order to get creative?
For me, the best environment to create something is set up by having a lot of time, no disturbance through internet or people and a pleasant, quite atmosphere and enough food and coffee ;-). I can work very good at home.
But sometimes I have to compose in between appointments, rehearsals etc. which can be inspiring too, because then you do not overthink things to much.
Hidden Gems in Plain Sight #22 features The Esoteric Ones by the British solo project Code I self released in 2016 on the Phosphenia album.
What do you consider the most important traits that a song and an album must have before you consider it to be completed?
The songs have to tell a story. Take the listener on a journey.
What are the actual steps that you take when you are creating? Do you need to enter
or go to a certain setting in order to get creative? It usually starts off with a melody hook or a riff. Then we build the song off of
that. Whatever’s triggering the idea, whether it’s a beat, guitar riff or a synth
chord. Then we’ll start puzzling the song together.
Sit Down and Listen #21 features Tomb for Two by Lebanon Hanover released in 2013 at Fabrika Records.
What is the main art form that influenced you in creating? Was it only music or did movies and other forms of art influenced your creative process?
Yeah movies, early memories of TV – quite a lot of sci-fi as a kid. Kubrick’s 2001 had a big impact on me as a precocious 10 year old. Influences can be, I don’t know…interpersonal and socio-political vexations, the new Bladerunner film’s cityscapes provided a mental image guide for me on new song on the forthcoming EP. Certainly the mood of some books e.g. the Sorrows of Young Werther, imagery from that guided me on once. Nausea (Satre), Hesse. Poetry. Other music mainly – musicians doing something authentic, truthful and with edge.