The Blemish – Roboganic [Interview]

Describe your sound in 3 words

Astute, easy sophistication.

Your album blends different genres. Tell us a few things about your new work.

We believe that the music industry — and music lover as a whole — ought to move to a post-genre frame of mind. We think that there are only two types of music – good and bad. For this album, we went in with this genreless mindset. The goal was to just make the best grooves and lyrics, and be free to use any synth, instrument, sample, or vocal style to achieve the best feel for each song. We think it turned out rather well.

Which song of the album reflects you the most?

They’re all our precious babies! But i we were to pick just one song that represents the concept of the album — “Roboganic”, it would be Serial Jane. It blends organic instruments (guitar, rhodes, voice, etc.) with electronic or synth elements (talkbox solo, drum machine). The lyrics deal with an uncommon topic with a fresh angle as well. It’s everything we set out to do.

What do you enjoy most? Writing music or performing your music live?

This is gonna be a cop out answer, but we really do love both. We really like the creative process of making music, but also love the feeling and high that you can only get from playing live.

What is the biggest challenge you have faced as an artist so far?

The biggest challenge is balancing music with, well, life. We both work “normal” jobs, and ShiekhBeats has a little toddler to take care of. We really have to make a conscious, organized effort to make music — especially considering how the industry now pays next to nothing to artists. But that’s a whole ‘nother conversation.

In which state of mind do you imagine people might listen to your music?

Grooving, cruising, and having fun!

What is the one habit/thing you cannot live without?

COFFEE!

Thank you!

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