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MORPHEUS MUSIC MICRO-INTERVIEWS
Morpheus Music Micro-Interviews consist of three brief, no-nonesense questions that can be absorbed quickly and digested easily. We ask the same questions to all artists so that we get to see different views on the same matters. We really appreciate these great musicians giving us their time and we certainly enjoy the opportunity to have a little more insight into their thinking.
 

 -----Sleepthief

   

 -----Harland

Q: What drives you to make music?   I think there is an internal impulse to create music that is actually spiritual in nature. From my earliest age, I have been obssessed with music. In fact, the first Christmas present I ever remember receiving was a little FisherPrice record player when I was 4 years old. I was a DJ for a period during my young adult years. Often, I would have dreams and hear fully developed musical pieces! So...I taught myself piano and began to write melodies. Music allows me to say so many things that I could never verbalize. It is a way of communicating for me. And it is wonderful to see how other people "understand" your own private (musical) language and how people relate emotionally. Music is one of the few things that I could
not live without.
  Q: What drives you to make music?   Music has literally becoming a way for me to breathe. I actually dont know how I'd function anymore if I couldn't create, it means everything to me. I think its an outlet for many different emotions from me - allowing me to figure things out along the way - I almost feel like its an invisible friend - someone you can talk to about everything really honestly.....hope that doesn't sound too mad - wait....thats someone knocking on the door to take me off to the lunatic asylum!!
             
Q : Why did you choose the name Sleepthief?   Well--I was up very late one night working on a piece of music. I am a
full-time attorney, so I have a pretty busy work schedule during the day. I
had been working for what seemed to be a short time...then I looked at the
clock and realized it was 3:00 a.m. in the morning! I thought "this music
thing is really stealing alot of my sleep time. It is such a 'sleepthief.'"
Suddenly the name just struck me as perfect. The name also describes the
"sound" of my music very accurately.
  Q :Why did you choose to work under the name Harland?   I chose to work under the name Harland because I wanted to continue my fathers name in the way of music - so a piece of him would live on forever. My father passed away four years ago, feels like yesterday...
             
Q : What’s the piece of music that you are most happy with from your own output and why?   

Oh, that is tough. I would say it is a toss-up between "Eurydice" and a
song called "Sublunar" which will also be on the album. I tend to use a lot
of minor chords in my music because I love the slightly melancholy feel such
chords provide. Both of those songs are melancholic in nature, but they
also have a wide, epic, and majestic sound as well. Both songs really touch
that spot in the heart that makes you want to cry and be joyful at the same
time. I love music that creates that inexpressible feeling of intense
longing--and "Eurydice" and "Sublunar" both do that for me.

19.01.05

  Q : What’s the piece of music that you are most happy with from your own output and why?   

My favorites from Salt Box Lane are " In The Dark" because of how simple and honest it is and also the track Salt Box Lane itself.....it was incredibly emotional for me....and I feel it every-time.

 

23.01.05

 
 

 -----Viia

   

 -----Hungry Lucy

Q: What drives you to make music?  

Jody - For me, there is nothing else. A couple of times I've considered another path in life and the only other thing I could see or sense was non-existence. There is nothing else.

Vik - Creative expression. The love of creative expression. The high
from music is undeniable, and knowing I've made it myself.

  Q: What drives you to make music?   The voices in my head! Ha ha. Seriously though, I think War-N really opened something up in me when he asked me to sing 7 years ago! I just get so passionate about letting people know that they aren't alone in the bad things that have happened to them. I want my demons to go away, which some have, and I find making music a very therapeutic way to give myself therapy. If I can make someone else feel better in the process, my job has been done.
             
Q : Why did you choose the name Viia?  

Jody - I spent a summer hanging out with a Viia and an Olivia, and
they both left quite an impression on me. I love the vee sound as well,and I think it honors Vik in it's sound as well.

Vik - Jody told me that was what we were called.

  Q : Why did you choose the name Hungry Lucy?   Oh boy. In a Hazelnut shell, it's the name of a ghost who had such strong love with her boyfriend that it continued after death. I was so inspired by the devotion and strength of their love that I adopted Lucy, and Alfred (her boyfriend), in my heart as well as our music. I think they teach us all a lesson that you never really lose what your heart holds dear.
             
Q : What’s the piece of music that you are most happy with from your own output and why?   

Jody - I love 'Invitation'. It came really easily and the lyrics are personal and relevant to my life at the time.

Vik- 'This girl' because the marriage between the vocals and the music
is a really unique experience.

30.01.05

  Q : What’s the piece of music that you are most happy with from your own output and why?  

Tough question indeed! I love them all for so many reasons. Let's see...I think my answer for favourite song is "Telltale Shot" from the album "Glo". I found so much of myself when I wrote those lyrics, and again when I sang them! That was the beginning of REALLY opening myself up to the world. Of course, "To Kill a King" is another strong favourite song. It's just saying "Enough is ENOUGH!", so on to new, and better, things in life.

9.02.05

 
 

 -----Androcell

   

 -----Solar Fields

Q: What drives you to make music?   I think the virtually unlimited creative potential that modern technology gives us to express our imagination and emotions are what drives me to make
music. The ability to create new aural environments and imaginative worlds
for conscious beings to either get lost in, or find themselves.
  Q: What drives you to make music?   The thing of creating something from nothing. You start with silence and from there everything can happen.
             
Q : Why did you choose the name Androcell?   I was profoundly inspired by a visionary German-American aerospace engineer named Dr. Krafft A. Ehricke after reading about his essay "The Exterrestrail Imperative" in The Exterrestrial Encyclopedia: Our Search For Life In Outer Space.
http://www.airpower.maxwell.af.mil/airchronicles/aureview/1978/jan-feb/ehricke.html
Read the last five paragraphs of this link and I hope it will be clear
why I chose the name. One race for space. :)
  Q : Why did you choose the name Solar Fields?   It chose me.
             
Q : What’s the piece of music that you are most happy with from your own output and why?   

Molecular Sunrise (from Emotivision album) - It's my first musical tribute to the advent of human consciousness from prakriti.

 

12.02.05

  Q : What’s the piece of music that you are most happy with from your own output and why?  

Right now its a track I'm working on for a future album, no name on it yet.
Its a quite different kind of sounds and stucktures and beats that I
normally had worked on.

12.02.05