> what's your age?
476, but officially, to prevent confusion let's just say....
20? 21 on december 15th 2001 :)
> where exactly are you from?
I'm living in a dark basement somewhere in a Stockholm suburb
where I also keep my studio - it's always nice and cold there.
> since when do u do music? what was the point why
you started doing sound?
tell us about the equipment u use and maybe why u are using it.
II started making sounds/noise when I got my first tape-recorder
when I was just a little stupid kid. I did some strange noises by
for example holding down the pause-button a little while recording
music from radio or myself talking. I also chopped down tracks from
radio with the pause-button. I made a lot a tapes containing strange
sounds and talking. Some of them I turned the tape inside up side
down - it sounded nice nice.
Late 1991 I started making tunes on my Amiga 500. A few years later
I bought an Amiga 1200 and later on I bought synths, a PC and all
kinds of stupid equipment that I don't use. Today I almost only
use my PC. It has all the stuff I need I guess. I'm tired of setting
up a lot of synths with midi and all. Now I only sample my synths
I guess the point of all my creativity has always been to escape
the knowledge of being me just for a while... makes me very happy
> is there a method behind the way u compoze your
not really, I always wind up making my best tracks while playing
around with different softwares. I never plan on making a good tune.
When I try to make a track that I have planned on making before,
it winds up being banal, boring and trival. The more I enjoy making
the track the better the track gets. A way for me to enjoy making
the track is to "turn off" the outside world, to think there is
nothing else than the process of making the track. I don't really
think nobody will ever hear the track I'm making. It's designed
for my ears only. And it gets extra interesting when people share
my taste in music, cause often they are the people who like my music
> where does the inspiration come from?
Most of my inspiration is subconscious I guess.
I like listening to music made by other people. But often when I
hear other people's music I imagine what I would have done differently
if the track would have been done by me instead. I pay extra attention
to small details in tracks and what I like/don't like gives me perspectives
that are useful in my own music to create tracks specially designed
for my own taste.
Other great source of inspiration is my past; like my childhood,
good and bad expriences etc.
Live music is always good too for inspiration.
> do you have heroez whom you want to emulate?
I don't really have heroes. That some people make good music isn't
a reason enough to call them heroes. I don't believe that good music
makes a good person. A very ugly- minded person could be hiding
behind extreamly good music.
I'm not really following anyones footsteps. I think artists are
people like anyone else and I'm not interested of trying to be somebody
else than who I am. I think I can be someone worse or better, who
But there are a whole bunch of musicians/producers/artists that
I respect a lot though!
> tell us about your releases?
I have been talking to lots and lots of different labels, big
and small, since 1997. But every time something has come up resulting
that there was no release. Sometimes it was that the people at the
label loved the music but the distributors refused to release it.
And some labels loved it also but thought that it was not "suitable"
for the label. Always a lot of talk but no action.
At the moment I'm working with a swedish breakbeat label called
Sound of Habib (http://www.soundofhabib.com)
to release a 12" in september/october and also a track/(a few tracks?)
are going to be featured on a Sound of Habib compilation in october.
then I have these series of albums called "the 476-series" of 9
volumes. I have only completed 6 of them so far. I have been working
with the 476-volumes since 1999. I am planning on releasing them
all in the future on 9 different labels ;)
> what are u doing when not doing music? any hobbies?
well I have these interests like taking photos, drawing cartoons,
making homepages, making movies and lots of stuff but I never get
to do these things because I don't have time for them =) hehe
My time is consumed by my work, my music and my friends + girlfriend
> do you have a money_job?
Yes, I work as a service technician at SKV Service. I fix things,
like computers n stuff :)
> ever did live acts?
yeah I have done around 15 electronic gigs and an unknown amount
of "acoustic" ones :) I have played the drums in lots of gigs in
lots of different bands in lots of different places at lots of different
> future plans?
I'm going to take over the world ;D haha
> got a message for the micro_memberz?
think I got a whole bunch of 'em actually.
1) think multiperspective
2) don't take yourself, your life or the world too seriously
3) know your friends and be nice to them
4) always expect nothing
5) know facts but don't let them worry you
6) don't think differently just to think differently
7) there are no absolute universal answers and solutions
8) tomatos are yucky
9) rock 'n' roll is good for you soul!!! da da daddaah!!! så det
> ok, gimme the links to all your sites/projects u.re
the official psilodump homepage will be moving to a new url
but at the moment it's at http://psilo.x-dump.com
Sound of Habib (label) http://www.soundofhabib.com
the spoiledbrat network http://www.spoiledbrat.net
and so on ;)
live-set from the
microfestival 2001 in london as 160kbps mp3!
interview by superB's microbot ^_^
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