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 started to learn to play guitar when I was around 17 (don’t remember exactly). The very first influence for me was Korn with their 1994 self-titled album and Metallica with “And Justice for all”. I still play guitar in a post-metal band called “nug”. Btw, our new album out on August 14th.
Provide us with some info about your latest release…
Current EP “Three States” is about states of human beings. Sometimes we’re solid, sometimes liquid…or even gas. Three tracks, three different genres. Solid – is classic dark ambient composition. Liquid – something around dub techno, and finally, Gas – kinda trip-hop, with a carefree whistle. It was out on July 1st.
Which ones would you consider your main influences both music-wise & non-music-wise?
If we talk about my ambient music, then the most influential artists for me are Rober Rich and Lustmord. For sure, nature is my eternal inspiration for sure.
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?
My music usually born spontaneously, from the sounds around me. I can just go for a walk with the iPhone in my pocket and collect many sounds. Then when I back home I just starting to imagine…sometimes composition may be finished in an hour, but sometimes it may take a week. It’s mostly based on my feelings.
Please name your 3 desert islands albums, movies & books…
I am not reading books and rarely watch movies. but with music…damn, it’s pretty hard to choose only three. But I will try:
1) Pink Floyd – The Division Bell
2) Cannibal Corpse – Kill
3) Fatboy Slim – You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby.
Do you prefer studio or performing live and why?
I like both a lot. Live shows, is always fun, emotions, and interesting moments. On the other hand, I totally love to record album in studio…it’s an amazingly interesting process. But Live shows I am performing only with my band. 58918012 is my “home” project.
Is there any funny-unique story you would like to share with us, always in relation to your music ‘career’?
Emm…well, on one of my first gigs I was incredibly nervous (it was my first band, we played something like punk-rock and I was a vocalist as well). I’ve put my distortion pedal on another side of the stage for some reason. We started to play the song and at the end of the first verse I figured out that I should turn on the distortion right now, but the pedal is in 4 meters from me 🙂 I literally flew over the whole stage to stomp it. Actually, this moment is the only moment from that show in my memory. Anything else is a blackout.
Which track of your own would you point out as the most unique and why?
They’re all pretty unique. First of all because of a bunch of field recordings used. Every moment, the world sounds different.
Would you like to share with our readers your future plans?
I am always in search of new sounds and trying to create something fair, which goes out of my heart. I am planning to release new EP “Endless” on August 1st. It’s actually 1 track, but in three different styles (ambient, techno, and big beat). It’s kinda experiment for me. It should be interesting I believe. Also, I am planning to release new full length album this autumn.
Free question!!! (Ask yourself a question) you wish to answer and haven’t been given the opportunity…
Honestly, I don’t even know what more can I say 🙂 It’s enough. Thanks <3
Curated by: Christos Doukakis
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