What inspired you to first start making music? And how did you come to be in your current incarnation? Or if you prefer, a brief bio about you.
i was making music from a very young age. i began playing saxophone at around 11 years old, followed by guitar and recording with a tascam 4 track very shortly after. i was always incredibly curious about music, records, instruments and gear from the beginning.
Provide us with some info about your latest release…
the new single “Leaving the Vessel” is the first track i wrote while beginning production on the album its a part of. i wanted to write a track that had the kinetic, pulsating energy of sleep paralysis. id been having very lucid dreams at the time, and wanted to convey that very specific feeling of leaving your body but being aware of the tether that tied your brain to your soul. its unlike anything and i had never attempted finding a sonic template to relate that.
Which ones would you consider your main influences both music-wise & non-music-wise?
nature is without any doubt the largest influence on Future Museums. i make music with the sole intention for it to be listened to outside. I listen to an enormous amount of music, so musical influences are constantly rotating. spiritual jazz like alice coltrane, lonnie liston smith and joe henderson are all constantly on rotation in my home, as well as a lot of classic new age like don slepian and steve halpern. I’m just always listening to new music. i love this modern era of music and work to change the mind set that no good new music is being released. thats such a lazy and false concept.
In what way does your sound differ from the rest genre-related artists/bands and why should we listen to your music? In other words, how would you describe your sound?
Please name your 3 desert islands albums, movies & books…
Desert island albums: “Journey to Satchadinanda” Alice Coltrane, “Tago Mago” CAN, “The Pearl” Harold Budd
Do you prefer studio or performing live and why?
The studio is my sacred space. i find that i thrive artistically in the studio. i adore playing live, and with Future Museums the band is constantly rotating, so its never boring. But, in terms of work and process, i absolutely prefer writing and recording.
Is there any funny-unique story you would like to share with us, always in relation to your music ‘career’?
This track was recorded while living in a shed in a friends backyard in between tours, which is a very funny memory.
Which track of your own would you point out as the most unique and why?
“The Magic of Turning” off my album Heavenish. id never dealt with refracted beat territory like that. to this day i still can’t seem to wrap my head around the formula of that track.
Would you like to share with our readers your future plans?
this is going to be a big year. i have multiple albums and collaborations in the pipeline, including an acoustic collaboration with Michael C. Sharp, a poetry book/meditation album collection, and other more song oriented releases. Very excited about all of those.
Free question!!! (Ask yourself a question) you wish to answer and haven’t been given the opportunity…
Photo credits: Ryan Rose (1st one), Olivia Vale (2nd one)
Curated by: Christos Doukakis
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