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 inspired to make music from my first keyboard arranger, I really like to work with my instruments as a digital conductor, making them produce something meaningful . Though technology has evolved a lot the 2 last decades, the consept behind electronic songwriting stays the same, you need a strong idea for a song to stand out.
Provide us with some info about your latest release…
After the first Oktavision album ,released in 2017, we are preparing a video clip for my new track – “Pray for the holy ghost” . It’s a political song inspired from the current unstable political status worldwide.
Though not released on web yet, it receives airplay on my hometown’s FM radios and I play it a lot on gigs with very warm acceptance from the audience.
Which ones would you consider your main influences both music-wise & non-music-wise?
Kraftwerk, Brian Eno, Lena Platonos, Massive Attack, Jim Jarmusch, Andrei Tarkovsky, Stanley Kubrick , Ronald Barthes, David Harvey, Charles Bukowski
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?
Oktavision is an electronic crossgenre project , crossing the boundaries between electro-pop, electro-industrial, Trip Hop and Shoegaze .
I believe that electronic instruments give you the opportunity to create new musical identities ,given their abstract nature and versatility. Why don’t we give them a chance?
Please name your 3 desert islands albums, movies & books…
Boards of Canada – Music has the right to children, Mezzanine – Massive Attack , Another Green World – Brian Eno, The Last temptation of Christ – Martin Scorcese, The Holy Mountain – Alexander Jodorowski, Down by law – Jim Jarmusch, Mythologies – Roland Barthes, The Tower – Franz Karfka, On the road – Jack Kerouac.
Do you prefer studio or performing live and why?
I prefer studio for the constant struggle and gratification ,live for the adrenaline and the joy to share your music with the audience.
Is there any funny-unique story you would like to share with us, always in relation to your music ‘career’?
Someone pulled the plug from the laptop in one festival and we ran out of battery in the middle of a song. We finished it with the guitar and the audience murmuring the melody , that’s why they are called happy accidents.
Which track of your own would you point out as the most unique and why?
My personal preference is Wrong (maybe literally) , It’s the track written with the less hassle but it continues to give me chills when I listen to it.
Would you like to share with our readers your future plans?
At the moment I’m quite busy in the studio, producing new tracks and mailing them to friends for feedback. Who said that electronic songwriting is a lonely process?
Free question!!! (Ask yourself a question) you wish to answer and haven’t been given the opportunity.
That was the most difficult question I ‘ve ever had to answer in an interview. Excuse me , I’m afraid that I don’t know the answer!
Curated by: Christos Doukakis
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