Sometimes I play the quiet game… sometimes I play dead… sometimes I lay on my back in a September field and listen to the earth hurtling through space… to victims shrieking at all the evil-deeds wrought upon them… then I try to sink into the light, soft, fluid grass and become a part of its mystery… When I can bear it, I try to look ahead… but all horizons are equally galling… sometimes I think I’m going crazy… sometimes I’m my own imaginary friend…
Music, to me, is kind of like an introspective language that is driven by your intuition, emotion and creativity. A piece of music can be as multilayered as the most complex person out there.. I think it has probably saved my life on more than one occasion, or at least it helped save my sanity.
I guess my dream is to be able to continue making weird music as a profession with decent pay and not having to worry about compromising with a non-musical 9-5 solution to make the bills.
I would rid the world of religion, there's enough stuff to fight about without religion being part of the equation. Even if there is a god out there, I'm quite sure he/she/it would manage without us worshipping and fighting over it!
King Crimson - In the court of the crimson king! It totally changed the way I listen to music. And when I discovered Frank Zappa as well, a mind-changing experience!
According to my last.fm-profile, the artists that I have listened to most of all for the past 15 years are: Murder By Death, Ulver, The Black Keys, Misfits, Elysian Fields, Danzig, Dog Fashion Disco and Motorpsycho.
I don't know.. Anything, or everything! It's like going to therapy without actually having to deal with people or something. And when you look back at your own discography, it's basically like reading your own diary - written in your own language so that no one else can understand it 100%.
I don't have a message connected to my music in any way. What I do hope, though, is that it may inspire someone else in some way.
That depends on what my role is, but when I was the frontman & singer of a rockband, I felt relaxed and at ease! I have yet to perform as a solo electro-musician though.
On one hand, it's easier than ever to get a professional sound out of the box nowadays. On the other hand, the competition now is tenfold compared to just a decade ago. On top of that, the way we consume music has drastically changed over the years.. I don't know what or how to improve anything, I just love to create.
I'm still new here, signed up just an hour ago.. But by the looks of it, it's a really nice place to both network & get your music heard. I'm hoping it'll live up to (or exceed) my expectations!
Not finding the sound I want, or being limited by the technology I have available..
Of course! I go to gigs, network & collaborate with other musicians on the local scene. Quite often I help other artists record their material, help with designing covers, posters, and so on.
I have no idea.. But I hope 'Originality' is among the top 5-answers to this question!
I bet you've never heard of these: Aavikko, Secret Chiefs 3, Bogus Blimp, Xploding Plastix, or my project; Eikonos!