de antiquis et novis – Calm [Interview]

Describe your sound in 3 words

Lush soundscapes and great vibes

Tell us a few things about your new song ‘Calm’ . What is the main idea behind it?

‘I don’t want to run for another day’ is a feeling everyone has already experienced at least once in their life. If calm is able to make you relax and chill out when listening to it, then it has achieved its intended goal.

What first got you into music?

I was born in a musical family. My father played the violin, my mother the organ and my brother plays guitar. There was always music in our house. What really got me hooked on synthesizers was the album „Switched on Bach“ by Wendy Carlos.

Favourite ambient album of the past decade?

Still for me a masterpiece is the album ‘Zeitreise’ be the project Schiller

What would you change in the music industry?

Clearly the payout scheme of the streaming services. Tidal made a good start and the others should follow. Spotify is really the worst in my opinion. They make a fortune on us musicians and give back only breadcrumbs.

What advice would you give to your younger self?

Learn to read and write sheet music (laughs). All I do is purely based on intuition and my mood when writing a song. There‘s nothing wrong with that of course, but I admire musicians who can readily play of sheet music.

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

GAS or Gear Acquisition Syndrome (laughs)! When there is a new synth coming out I need to check it out.

Thank you!

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