Mark Folland


Quirky, glitchy often down-tempo electronic tracks, with a smattering of live instrumentation. Influenced by all sorts from Dosh, Bonobo, Four Tet, Tortoise, Kelpe, Lusine, ISAN, Boards of Canada and anything interesting. Always interested in a collaboration or remix! Just send a message. Check out my Facebook page for updates too!






What is music to you? What does it give you?

Music is an escape and release. listening to and creating music uses a part of me that nothing else seems to. it’s also a great way to work with others and socialise.

What is your music dream?

My ideal dream to be able to live and survive channeling the majority of my energy into music and creation. No need for mega stardom, just to be considered good at what I do and be able to live well off it. However I’d be happy to have a sustainable set up recording bands and making / releasing my own music during my time off from working offshore

If you could change the world - what would you start with?

Looking at the man in the mirror.

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

Too many to list. Always around music, from what was on Top of the Pops, to parents record collection. Remember the sound of old Led Zeppelin and Cream records bring mind blowing. Brighton Rock by Queen made me think in a different way about how guitar could be played. as did Joshua tree to Pop era U2

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

Tortoise Fugazi Portico Quartet Four Tet Bonobo Boards of Canada Isan Bjork The Dismemberment Plan Q¬ U

What inspires you to make music?

It’s just something I feel I need to get out. The pleasure of having a good piece of interesting music at the end of a challenging but interesting process, which encourages you to be constantly learning and evolving.

What is the message you want to send with your music?

Enjoy. or don’t.

How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?

Enjoy it. Always try to perform well and put in 100% effort to deliver something exciting.

How do you see the musicians’ reality nowadays? What could be improved?

It’s never been easier to create music at a high standard, but it’s so easy to get lost in the sea of white noise, because everyone else is doing it too. There’s also a ton of people offering internet snake oil where you pay them a subscription and provide you with the secret key to success. Seems very easy to get ripped off. Not sure about improvements to the reality, surely to some degree you just have to knuckle down and make your own reality.

What do you think of Drooble?

Seems good so far. Likes asking pseudo deep philosophical question.

What frustrates you most as a musician?

Finding time as a father of three and full time worker. There’s also almost too many ways to do things now and so much product wanting your attention/ money. Easy to get hung up on buying the next big bit of awesome kit and forget the making music bit

Do you support your local scene as a fan? How?

Not as much as I’d like. I get to gigs occasionally tho.

What qualities should a musician nowadays have in order to get their music heard by a larger audience?

Tenacity, hard work ethic but also important to be open, friendly and sharing. Networking seems to be key, both physically and online.

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