Sit Down and Listen #19 features Resurgence by Thisquietarmy released in 2011 at Denovali 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?
My main influence was my inner drive. I knew I had to make music. I never really had the strong wish to sound like a particular band, or to write music out of social contexts. To be honest, I wanted to integrate spirituality in music, since the beginning, even if it wasn’t that clear in the beginning.
Hidden Gems in Plain Sight #19 features Come Back Down by Trevor Something self-released on Does Not Exist in 2014.
What is your idea of perfect happiness?
Emma: My idea of perfect happiness is getting to travel the world with my music.
Alex: I think that happiness is created in the mind and so I imagine that perfect happiness would have to be generated on the inside rather than through achieving or acquiring things. I say this, but I’ve not worked out how to actually reliably do this. I imagine that this is one of the main goals in life.
Sit Down and Listen #18 features Black Focus by Yssef Kamaal released in 2016 at Brownswood Recordings.
When did you start making music and what was the contributor factor that made you to do so?
It’s hard to remember exactly but sometime in the early 90’s I started playing guitar and me and some friends tried to write some very basic (and very bad) songs. By 1997-98 it was finally starting to sound like music. Just listening to music and discovering new things made me want to be part of it.
Hidden Gems in Plain Sight #18 features To Build A Home by The Cinematic Orchestra released on Ma Fleur in 2007 at Ninja Tune.