Interview with Vents Magazine

1. How would you classify your music?

I have a handful of different projects where I’m always trying various styles, from ambient to synthpop, but I think I definitely borrow moods and types of sounds from one project to the next, whether consciously or subconsciously.

If picking genres, you’d probably describe the Myths and Mold EP as an alternative-indie-folk sort of sound.  For me personally, there are certainly elements of experimentation with the songwriting and production.

2. Who are some of your top 5 musical influences?

Influences are constantly changing for me.  Anytime I’m listening to music now, I hear and think about not only the feel and emotion of the song, but I think about the songwriting itself, and definitely the production of it as well.  It’s a blessing and a curse I’d say, as sometimes it’s hard to just simply enjoy the music for what it is, and not think about how it’s influencing my creative thoughts.

As far as specific artists, J. Views’ latest album 401 Days and his album DNA project has been ruining me (in a good way).  Tame Impala, Sigur Ros, and Toro y Moi are all big influences. Justin Vernon and what he does with Volcano Choir and Bon Iver was definitely an influence for this EP.

3. What do you want fans to take from your music?

I think the highest compliment for me with this EP would be for listeners to take it as an experience, or a journey.  I enjoy discovering artists through singles, but the full album (or EP) is still my favorite art form.  Songs can still be great by themselves, but to me, there’s nothing like the overall picture and journey of an album.  I hope Myths and Mold comes across as just that – a cohesive story, and not just 5 separate songs packaged together.

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