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MORPHEUS MUSIC INTERVIEW - BLUETECH

08.05.09 - on release of The Divine Invasion

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Q: Can you tell us a bit about how the Bluetech project initially got started.   The Bluetech project got started sometime in 2000/2001. I was originally making trance music, but I was pretty crap at it. My tracks were too melodic, too light, and never really felt authentic. I was trying to fit my creativity into a form that was too constricting for me. In early 2003 I decided to abandon the formula and just write from my heart and see what comes out.   Q:  What was the vision behind the new album The Divine Invasion?   The Divine Invasion is a reference to a book by Phillip K. Dick, which hides (not so subtly) a gnostic treatise in a humorous sci-fi novel. I didn't have so much of an aesthetic vision, just set out to create music which was emotionally charged, heart opening, and still functional on the dancefloor.
   
             
Q:  It has been a few years since the last Bluetech album – how would you say your approach has developed since Sines and Singularities
  I think its more of a refinement than a difference in approach. I’m not so concerned about being the trickiest, or the best, or the most ______ (insert adjective of choice). I just want to write music which moves me and takes me on a journey from one space of being to the next. Hopefully other people come along for the ride.   Q: In the intervening time, of course, you have explored other projects including a more ambient approach under the Evan Bartholomew – how would you say that these have influenced the current Bluetech sound?  

No real difference in production technique, just a different aesthetic universe.

             
Q:  How does it feel to return to Bluetech after your various alter-ego projects?  

Feels great! I am excited to have new material, and have been honored by how positive the response has been while touring.

  Q:  What are the main recording/writing methods that distinguish the Bluetech project from your others?   I live at the feet of the Rocky Mountains in Utah (United States), in the small town of Kaysville. The quietness of the area, the friendliness of its people and its impressive landscapes have always been ideal to allow inspiration to find its way into my heart and my mind.
I create my music at my home studio where I can work with no regards about time or expenses. Most of the time that's also where I invite guest artists to start mulling ideas for particular tracks.
             
 
     
Q:  Are there any interesting experiences that occurred during the recording of the album?   I moved back to Hawaii midway through the production process, so a lot of the sounds and textures are inspired by all of the crazy flora and fauna surrounding me in the jungle.   Q:  How did you come to work with Aleph-Zero for this release?   I have worked with them since Elementary Particles, and they do a great job with promotion, packaging, and attention to detail so I was happy to have them represent this record.
             
Q:  What is your favourite thing about the current album?   Hard to pick a favorite. I think my favorite thing is playing the tracks live and seeing how much people feel the newness in their bodies, and the big ecstatic grins when the tracks twist and turn.   Q:  What is on the horizon for your fans next?   A new digital EP will be released through Aleph Zero next month. It has dancefloor remixes for Honey in the Heart from the new album by some very big names in the techno and house scenes plus a bonus Bluetech track that couldn’t be squeezed into the album. There are talks about a vinyl release of The Divine Invasion through some special collaboration with a DJ accessories company.
There are also lots of new projects, though nothing I’m going to announce just yet. I'll be debuting a few things at Earthdance in Laytonville this year, and the live process is going to have a couple more people involved so it will really bring things to the next level.

 

           

Thanks to Evan and the guys at Aleph-Zero for allowing us that interview.

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