Filed under: Interviews | Tags: Aleph Zero Records, Becca Dakini, bluetech, The Divine Invasion
There are some electronic composers of the modern day that hold an intention so pure, so clear & conscious – and know how to communicate this through their music. Evan Bluetech is one of these sacred sonic artists. I’ll never forget when I first heard his sound. Naasko (Interchill Records) began playing some of Bluetech’s sublime dubby sounds from his upcoming first album Prima Materia at Submerge Chill Festival in 2005 here in Australia – I was instantly hooked. The sound was intelligent, hypnotic and so very unique. I dropped him an email expressing my interest in his sound – Prima Materia was released a little later & so began the journey of Bluetech. I’ve avidly followed Evan’s sonic journey over the years as he’s released his five stellar albums as Bluetech, and countless other releases as Evan Bartholomew & Evan Marc. It was great to finally meet him when he finally graced our shores this past summer, and I felt honored to play side by side with him at Rainbow Serpent Festival. His presence & personality are just as brilliant as the otherwordly deep melodics he creates, as you will see from the interview that follows. A pioneer in the IDM & downbeat realms, I look forward to hearing what sonic gifts he will present next. Evan currently resides in Hawaii, and I was lucky enough to catch up with him online during his busy tour schedule for his latest release “Divine Invasion” on Aleph-Zero Records…
Filed under: Interviews | Tags: Aes Dana, interview, Leylines, Ultimae Records
We recently caught up with Vincent Villuis, the ethereal downtempo master we have all come to know as Aes Dana. Along with co-running the superb Ultimae Records, Vince has also completed his fourth LP ‘Leylines’ due for release 03.06.09. This is what he had to say….
Can you tell us about the new album Vince?
[ Leylines ] took 2 years to create, but I was not constantly working on the album. I always compose by fragments, a day, a night when inspiration is there. I like to build a song really “fast”, distance myself from it and then take more time to paint the details, the sub-harmonics, to develop the story and to mix what I want exactly. The artwork comes from my encounter with great visual artist Rodolphe Bessey with whom I’d done an exhibition, I asked him to use one of his photograms: these kid hands opened like a gift with complex circles inserted. I liked the strong photography – luminous and dark. I presented more of his works inside the cover and booklet. Our common taste for alchemic aesthetics made the collaboration more than fluid.
Filed under: Interviews | Tags: Cartesian Binary Recordings, Indra's Web, interview, Rena Jones
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We recently caught up with the talented Rena Jones on the eve of her eagerly anticipated new album….
Can you tell us about the new album Rena?
The name of the album is Indra’s Web. It’s a Buddhist and Hindu philosophy. Indra’s Web (also called Indra’s jewels or Indra’s pearls) and is a metaphor used to illustrate the concepts that all phenomena are intimately connected, similar to the Holographic Universe or the Butterfly Effect.
Filed under: Interviews | Tags: James Murray, Ultimae Records, Where Edges Meet
James Murray is a london-based electroacoustic sound artist, producer and multi-instrumentalist. his productions weave together elements of electronica, downtempo, jazz and dub in emotive explorations of how the organic and electronic interact.
All at once the city and the middle of nowhere, jm’s recursive themes draw hi-tech sound design, live instrumentation and lush pastoralism together in a sonic world where nothing is ever quite as it seems.
Filed under: Interviews | Tags: Dials EP, Echos EP, Fluid Audio, iambic, Maternity Records
Lets kick things off Guy by finding out some more about the free ep ‘Echos’ that you have coming out in April. It seems to be causing quite a stir at the moment and we would all love to know more….
The Echos EP was a result of me wanting to get more stuff out to the fans who’ve supported me so much over websites such as Myspace and Last.fm since my first release in 2007. The 7 track EP includes some of my very favourite tunes which were made over the past couple years and also a remix by Halogen.
Filed under: Interviews | Tags: As The Snow Fell, iambic, interview, Move EP, Under The Stars, We'll Sleep
At the age of 20, with two full albums and an EP already under his belt, the London based producer Guy Andrews (aka iambic) is already making his mark in the electronic music scene. Guy has managed to craft a completely unique sound which stands out from the crowd. With a new album on the horizon, and an experimental EP coming up on Fluid Audio, we believe this is one artist with a very big future ahead of him.
We recently caught up with Guy to find out a little more…
Filed under: Interviews | Tags: Androcell, Celestial Dragon, Distant System, interview, Tyler Smith
The hugely talented Tyler Smith aka Androcell/Distant System has experimented with electronic music for over 10 years, and has been involved in music throughout most of his life, stemming from a piano, vocal, and percussion background. He designs his music as an aural habitat for cognisant chillers who seek to experience excursions through sound. Tyler recently took time out from his busy schedule to give us some insight in to the man who is at the forefront of pushing electronic music production to the next level…