In electro music and generally throughout the music scene, there are some names that draw your attention and give you a unique “touch”. Acid Casualty are here to give us their own view on electro/industrial music. If you are fans of dark industrial/electro with bold and addictive vocals, loud rhythms and beats, then these ones should be included in your music collection. I like what they do and I am sure most people will share my view, personality in their creations and elements that immediately relate to beautiful music. To separate from mass you need style, and trust me Acid Casualty have it…
To start with, thank you for the interview, tell us how did it all start with Acid Casualty?
Hell , thank you for the opportunity! It always makes my day when someone takes an interest in what I do or appreciates my music enough to want to share it in any way. It all started in 2012 when I decided to dedicate myself fully to making music. I have had an interest and an ear for music since I was a child. Learned to play bass and piano by ear at a very young age playing along with Black Sabbath and pretty much every other band I could find with strong bass players that stood apart from the mondane. Played in a lot of bands back in the day and while I had always wanted to do something with music, seems life had other plans for me. Went through some dark times, somehow came out the other side alive, with a new appreciation for life and a strong need for a creative outlet. And so, on the evening of Oct. 31st 2012, my sonic alter ego ” Acid Casualty ” was born.
What I observe in your music is the dynamism that your compositions contain, accompanied by industrial and electro rhythms. Tell us a few words about your music…
Sound quality and dynamics have always been a major focal point for me. Not only with my own music but in my musical consumption as well. Something that always defines a great album or musical work of any kind for me is when the producer is able to utilize all the available space in the mix or field of sound yet maintain a high level of clarity and presence in each individual sound or instrument. Sound quality has also been a bit of a struggle for me. I already had a good idea of how I wanted to sound and had a rough idea of what to do to get the sound I wanted. The problem was , I had minimal gear to say the least. No Computer , no internet and next to no budget. All I had when I started out was a 24 track Hardware Digital audio work station, a cheap ass blue light special keyboard, a drum machine and a guitar if I remember right. But I did the best I could with what I had and somehow managed to begin building a following. Eventually I was able to invest in a synth, then a computer and the proper software, and here we are. Currently working on what is my first official album and my first real bit of work ever using a pc to produce music after spending a good year or more learning my way around it and finally getting close to where i want to be as far as production and sound. We will have to see how the album turns out before I claim to have mastered my craft though.
Which are your favorite influences?
Far as influences go I really don’t have any specific favorites. It’s like I said above, the favorites to me were always the producers or bands that had that epic production quality and sound. As well as those that seemed real to me. Artists and bands that actually are what they represent themselves to be far as their public image.
What is it that pushes Acid Casualty to create music?
I think the only thing not mentioned above that pushes me to make music, is the fact that our time here is limited. The worst thing in the world, at least to me, is looking back and wishing you would have done more.
Is there any track that is unique for you and in what way?
Not really. Each is an equally important part of an unimportant machine. Stepping stones that lead to an unknown destination. All layed out in plain view of the public in a way that presents the option to follow.
What’s the message you want to convey to your listeners? What is the feedback?
If there could be only one thing my music represented, I would want it to be that the little guy or gal *can make it and come up from nothing, with nothing, to become something. That one can shape their own reality and make their dreams and goals a reality.
Are there any plans for live performances?
Is it out of question to ask about the Acid Casualty objectives?
The square root of blueberry pie is avocado.
Things you do like and you don’t in the current music scene…
Well.. it’s full of people, so that’s a big drawback. What I see in person of the music scene I love as it’s usually when we are traveling somewhere and playing shows. So I get to see all my kick ass friends, my band, fans and whatnot. I don’t really consider myself a part of any music scene though. Part of a tight community of awesome people and talented ass motherfuckers, yes .. a “scene”, not so much. When someone says “scene” what comes to mind is a bunch of elitist D-bags that exist only to inflate their own sense of self importance as they proclaim to be the “Gatekeepers of cool”. Who the hell needs that.
Which are your future plans regarding the project?
No limits. Continue to make some more cool music and eventually make our way around the country to see all our kick ass friends and fans out there!
Last words belong to you….
To give any last words would be to infer that this would be the last you hear from me .. and I promise you *will be hearing much more from Acid Casualty. My never ending gratitude to you and everyone else out there for the support and for being a part of the journey.