The Creative Process #28 Golden Apes

How long does it take to go from a song to an album from scratch to the fully recorded version?

Also this depends on mood, flow and the condition of the muses. There were albums that took us one year to write and record and others, which seemed to ask for eternities. Especially in a structure like a band many things contingent on the chemistry within and the way you are tuned in with each other. Even if creativity is not necessarily depended on your own well-being and the right idea can find you while being shattered on the floor, the implementing and translation of it works better in a supportive setting. My experience….

The Creative Process #27 Poltergeist

When did you start making music and what was the contributor factor that made you to do so?

I started playing guitar when I was 9 and started learning to write and record music when I was about 14 or 15. I grew up being around music a lot; my dad plays guitar and my family always had music from every genre playing. Ever since I was in middle school, all I wanted was to be in a band and I was enamoured by all the rock bands I was getting into as a kid.

The Creative Process #15 Ziggurat

Except art are there any other external or internal factors that influence you when you create, if so what are they?

I feel like the music I’ve making in Ziggurat has had a more darker, dramatic tone due to my increasingly negative view of society as of recent. Also, I’d say travelling affects the stuff I write for Zigg. For instance, the first track off our Preface ep was motivated by a trip to Germany/Austria back in February and in making the production for the song “Botheration” I was influenced by a past road trip through the Navajo reservations in New Mexico.

The Creative Process #11 Luna Amară (w/ Mihnea Blidariu)

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?

Oh, no. Ideas don’t wait for your mood or favorite creative set up. Sometimes they come to me when I’m on the street, or when I’m making love, or when I protest, or when I just smoke a cigarette out on the balcony… I try not to write them down on the spot, but rather to keep’em in mind and play them on repeat there until I go to rehearsal and show them to the boys…