Read our discussion with Dubl A, the composer of the album who plays the Bass and many of the instruments on the tracks.
How would you describe the musical journey of the EP?
First of all, thank you for interviewing us, much appreciated. We’re utilizing a wide range of musical soundscapes and music theory techniques, particularly the chromatic scale, in order to describe a particular moment in time. To me, each song puts you in a day or night in the life of Junk.
How does “Chromatose” differ from your previous works?
It’s even more eclectic than usual, and I was a person who already used a lot of eclecticism. It’s rooted in jazz, but it’s funky as hell, and has a lot of influence from hip hop. Not to mention, we got to add in some really aggressive punk rock (possibly metal) and even a classical section. That’s probably my favorite part of the album.
Which song of the EP represents you the most?
Chromatose. It runs the gamut in terms of my influences and I got to play 5 different instruments on it. I had a blast playing those heavy guitar parts and then had a really emotional time layering the double basses at the end. The song also has an important, personal meaning to me.
Artists and people who have influenced and inspired you?
Lou Reed, The Clash, Jaco Pastorius, Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke, Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Erik Satie, The Beatles, The Cure, NOFX, Matt Freeman, Notorious BIG, Jay Z
What would you change in the music industry?
I would make Junk much more well known.
What do you hope people will feel when listening to “Chromatose”?
That’s really not for me to say. Music is an interactive artform, so whatever reaction people have, that’s their reaction.
What is the most trouble you’ve ever gotten into?
Enough trouble that there’s no way I can answer that here.
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