What motivated you to start making music?
I live in the town of Stary Oskol, Belgorod region. It is in the European part of Russia, an industrial city. Music was a way to leave these surroundings, of trying to overcome the underdeveloped communication with the opposite sex, and to be moved to alternative areas of my imagination. I started working on creating sounds in 2003-2004. I did not have internet, and "musical education". All the music from this time has just been stored on disk and is in a personal archive. I began to mix with the typical sounds of the 80s, because it is, somehow, expected? But then I delved into the mystical environment psychedelia in television, where under the familiar image hiding obscure mesmerizing streams that make you just look at the screen. Russian producers of my generation grew up in an environment where all the charm and beauty of the 80's, early and mid-90s could only be seen on TV, and more on videotapes with foreign films. Perhaps the lack of the spirit of this time in our real childhood experiences led to such a creative process.
What are your other influences?
In terms of music - different drone, ambient, techno monotonous ritual. In literature, the work of Andrei Platonov. Overall, my memories and the disappointments that come with real life. My music does not identify with a particular style, and this isolation also affects me.
How does the musical process work for you? How has it changed over time?
I just think about the sound and make the sound in one concept - and they are combined. Each track takes a maximum of 2-3 days. Over time, the sound and shape change, but the themes of love, loneliness, and unrealized relation remain. The theme must be real, but in the meantime, is not realizable in the life that surrounds each of us. Grotesque display of feelings, relationships, situations in life, natural phenomena ...
Has the way the internet has evolved allowed you to reach more people with your music?
Internet will be the only platform for our lives in general. We know that the Internet opens new possibilities for humanity, a new reality, a new space. Hey, people! Do not cling to past life. Take this, the era of the great discoveries of the possible, a new era of communication. Though we will be others, but that all are well aware that we shall others. Then there is the next era, and humanity will also be different. Meanwhile, artists and creators fill a New world a monuments to the new culture. I work in music, not realising that I am Russian.16:00 - 18:00
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