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
Photo: Glenn Ross copyright www.glennross.ws
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: 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…
Filed under: Interviews | Tags: bluetech, evan bartholomew, Evan Marc, interview, Native State Records, Somnia Records
Though you have a fairly large web presence, there is very little personal information. How about a brief bio as a way of introduction – name, age, where you live, family, what you do for a living. Or are these closely guarded secrets as part of the ambient music mystique and persona?
My name is Evan Bartholomew, I’m 31 years old, and recently moved to rural Hawaii. I create music and all that that entails for a living – touring, remixing, scoring, and running a label.
Filed under: Interviews | Tags: Aleph Zero Records, Angel Tears, Hibernation, Interchill Records, interview, Kaya Project, Seb Tayloy
Q: Hi Seb.. Can you tell us a little about yourself?
A: I was born in Cambridge, UK. I have quite a few musical AKA’s…..I guess the most active of which are/have been Kaya Project, Digitalis, Shakta, Angel Tears & Hibernation. There is also Foxglove, Subterfuge, Chaos by Design, Biotone, Radiate….er…& some other lesser known names.
Filed under: Interviews | Tags: Emanuele Errante, Humus, interview, Somnia Records
Who is the man behind Emanuele Errante the artist?
I was born in Udine, in the North of Italy, but I’ve always lived in Naples, South, beside a 4 years experience in Brussels, Belgium. My strongest attraction is for innovation in any form: technical, social, philosophical etc. One aspect I find very interesting is the way innovation can sometimes be the means to reinterpret traditions, a precious key to keep experiences of the past alive and transfer them to the new generations.