The Creative Process #25 Fog Light

How hard was it for you to create, record and release your first material?

Jarmo: As soon as I started playing drums we had also our very first band going (not Fog Light). We spared some money to get the Fostex 4- track recorder. We had one mic and that tracker. Lots of demos were done with that equipment. Nowadays, I have my own home studio with modern mics and interface. Fog Light albums have been created, recorded in our own studios. We have released albums, songs and videos by our own, but the last two albums were released by Inverse records from Finland.

HAVE A NICE LIFE ANNOUNCE NORTH AMERICAN “SEA OF WORRY” TOUR DATES

Following a pair of wildly successful Flenser showcases last weekend, New England experimentalists Have A Nice Life have announced a forthcoming string of tour dates that will sweep North America this summer. Dubbed the “Sea Of Worry” Tour, the duo will be joined by CONSUMER (avant-doom project featuring members of HANL) and one-man post-metal virtuoso Planning For Burial. Tickets for all tour dates will go on sale this Wednesday, March 20, at 10 AM EST. A full tour itinerary can be found below.

The Creative Process #9 Philipp Rumsch

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. 

Muziktology Proust Questionnaire #15 BLN (Brazda Lui Novac)

What is your idea of perfect happiness?

There is no such thing as perfect happiness. There are moments when you dive into something that captures you totally, be it a song, a movie or a book, or working on something you enjoy, and you forget about everything else. Being able to do such things is what I perceive as happiness. If I would have to synthesize it in fewer words, that would be “your kid’s smile” for sure.

The Creative Process #2 Dordeduh

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.