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MORPHEUS MUSIC INTERVIEW - LEMONCHILL

25.12.09 - on release of Journey Through An Electric Garden.

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Q: Can you tell us a bit about how you initially came to be a musician?   Well I became a musician "accidentally", my sister worked at a music college called: "bpm music" they teach people sound and how to create electronic music. She said I have to try it and since I always loved music I thought this might be a good experience. I finished my study there at 2005 and two years later released my first album called: "Sentant".
  Q:  How did the Lemonchill project get started?   After finishing my studies at bpm music collage I worked a lot at my home studio to get more experience until I felt I was good enough to try to release my songs. The name Lemonchill came to my mind while driving with a good friend he said: "Why not call yourself "Lemonchill" it is a liquor that after you drink it you get a good "hi" sensation but quickly after that "hi" sensation disappears, so I thought about it and decided this might be a cool name for me.
   
             
Q:  Your debut album Sentant preceded the current Journey Through an Electric Garden – how do you feel that album was received?
  Well there is an interesting story behind my first album "Sentant" it was created after a very intense and a very bad relationship I had with a girl, so after that I sat at my studio and wanted to "express" what I felt at that time though music. I guess that is why I called that album"sentant" which means feelings in French. After that album was released I got good reactions from listeners all around the globe.
  Q: What were your goals in beginning the Journey album?  

My goals? Hmm... well make this album more successful than the previous one for a start, and still not to sound commercial at the same time. But also I wanted to take a different direction; this album "Journey Through An Electric Garden" is more minimal more upbeat than the previous album and I am very happy with the final result. This album has a more "90s" vibe and it can be related to acts such as: The Orb, Future Sound of London, Orbital, Banco de Gaia.

             
Q:  How would you describe the sound of Journey in comparison to Sentant?  

I think the album " Journey Through An Electric Garden " has a better sound, that is obvious. I used new equipment on this album and I think people that listened to it can hear a big difference with the sound compared to my previous album.

  Q:  What are your recording methods – how do you go about making your music?   Usually I try to "express" my thoughts and feelings and events in my life through music, so almost every song I created has a unique atmosphere and a story behind it.
About my recording methods I like to work alone although for my new upcoming album I started to work with an artist named Feel from Greece it is the first time ever I collaborated with another artist and the result is very good. When I work in my studio making music I completely "shut" myself off from the exterior world, I forget what time it is what day it is I even forget to eat and sleep because I am so into creating music.
             
 
     
Q:  What is your recording environment like?   My home studio consists of: Adam a6 monitors, rme dhsp sound card, sennheiserr headphones, monster cables and the nuendo music program I use. I don't like to buy or get the newest hardware and software in the market, I think using what you feel makes the best sound and effects you love are good as long as you know how to use them to the max.   Q:  What influences your project – both sonically and visually?
  Hmm... hard to describe visually; it can be from a beautiful girl I saw walking the street to a peaceful park I went to or just by spending time at the beach.
Sonically I like to hear many music genres from classic music like Mozart and Bach to now days electronic music, I also like a lot of 80s music and also 70s. I like the "classic electronic" sound and artists from Kraftwerk to Jean Michel Jarre.
             
Q:  You have another album due soon – what has resulted in this burst of releases in 2009?   Well my first album "Sentant" was originally released in 2007 as a digital release only and only recently released as a cd too. Since then I worked on the album Journey Through An Electric Garden and this album has been released a few months ago.
I am currently working on another remix album set to be released on Cyberset records too next year. It is also a remix album but this time consists of more upbeat remixes in the progressive house and trance genre, and like I mentioned before it has a first time collaboration between myself and an artist named Feel from Greece. The album will also feature a singer named Hideyo Blackmoon from Japan; it is the first time ever I used a live singer for one of my songs and I like the result.
  Q:  Would you mind giving us some insight into the forthcoming Sleeping With Giants?   The new album called: "Sleeping With Giants" is a remix album and consists of remixes made for my songs by artists such as: Zero Cult, Side Liner, Terra Nine, Chronos, Mindwave, Limbo and Hol Baumann. I only contribute one remix, it is a new version I made for the track : "Adam and Eve".

 

           

Thanks to Lemonchill and Cyberset for allowing us that interview.

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