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.

Residing on the fringe of the Ottawa/Gatineau region, Pedal Generic likes to make sounds that make him feel bigger than himself.

Provide us with some info about your latest release…

Pedagogy is an audio experience of excluded values.

Which ones would you consider your main influences both music-wise & non-music-wise?

Michael Dubue, Steve Albini, David Loca, David Lynch, David Foster Wallace. 

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?

Pedal’s sound is an amalgamation of his favourite sounds and techniques from different genres across the spectrum of music. Therefore Pedal is influenced by specific genres, but he does not know what to call his sound.

Please name your 3 desert islands albums, movies & books…

3 Desert Albums: Atomizer, Virgo’s Maze, Let’s Get It: Thug Motivation 101

3 Desert Films: The Warriors, Blue Velvet, Long Nights & Short Mornings.

3 Desert Books: The Bible, Infinite Jest, This Is Your Brain On Music. 

Do you prefer studio or performing live and why?

“The Studio”, as Pedal Generic was born in “The Studio” and touring is a tough gig.

Is there any funny-unique story you would like to share with us, always in relation to your music ‘career’?

Any Blunder Pedal has ever made that ended up making something sound better.

Which track of your own would you point out as the most unique and why?

Both Pedagogy and Bad People, as they are very universal

Would you like to share with our readers your future plans?

Pedal Generic plans on working in “The Studio”, doing blue collar work, acquiring funds and saving up for a Moog.

Free question!!! (Ask yourself a question) you wish to answer and haven’t been given the opportunity…

I don’t have a question and answer to give, as I feel like no matter what I come up with, I worry I’ll feel as though it’ll come off as artificial, or rather like something with a hidden agenda lol.

Curated by: Christos Doukakis

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