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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.
Click here to read reviews of Alio Die CDs.  

  -----Alio Die

  Click here to read reviews of Phutureprimitive CD.  

 ----- Phutureprimitive

Q: What drives you to make music?   To transpose emotions and aspirations into a personal sound mantra that
transforms the conscious state and gives occasion to meditate and to visualize.
  Q: What drives you to make music?   Sometimes I simply feel it's a function of my existence. Sometimes because creating and playing with sound feels good. Or because I'm compelled to. Or because it's a way to express my self in a way that words cannot. Or because I want to be able to give on a level that I receive.
             
Q : Why did you choose the name Alio Die?   I enjoyed the sound of the name as well as with the meaning from the old Latin
language, it means 'to another day' and it's a greeting to a better time.
  Q : Why did you choose the name Phutureprimitive?   I like the duality of it. Amidst all of the technology we're surrounded with on a day to day basis, we still often function on many primitive levels. While the implications of that are both positive and negative, I find it a fascinating balance none the less. I like the combination of the primal and visceral with the synthetics of technology and the modern world that tomorrow promises. ........It's like chocolate and peanut butter. The combo just works. ;)
             
Q : What’s the piece of music that you are most happy with from your own output and why?   

Impossible to choose one track. By way some of the tracks I'm more
satisfied with is for example second track of the CD with Amelia Cuni - Island of the Rose Apple Tree, for the perfect meeting of the atmosphere of voice and sounds.
Or Sunja for the controlled development in the long suite of all layers in the time...

15.03.05

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

Hmmmmm.... Can't say I have a favorite. What I might choose to listen to depends on my mood. Listening to my own work is a strange experience sometimes. My mind never stops composing, so I'm always hearing all of the parts I never added or various remix possibilities. I guess all of the
songs in my head, that I have not yet expressed are my favorite. It's like a little secret, that I know I'll be sharing sooner or later.

21.03.05

 
 

  -----Banco De Gaia

   

  -----Conjure One

Q: What drives you to make music?   Ever since I was a kid I’ve loved listening to music and used to make up tunes in my head on boring car journeys. Once I had the chance to try to actually play something I fell in love with the magic of it, you wiggle your fingers and the air is filled with (hopefully) beautiful sound. If that isn’t magic I don’t know what is! I do sometimes go for long periods without wanting to face the technology involved in recording these days but the simple act of creating music, either playing an instrument or composing, is always deeply satisfying.   Q: What drives you to make music?   Its what I've committed my life to. I've been around music my entire life. I grew up around musicians and studios. Its really the only lifestyle I know and couldn't really imagine it any other way. Its art as well as my living. I also enjoy the work aspect of it, pushing yourself to be your best at your chosen path, always trying to improve, learn and get better at what you do. I also don't like taking too much time off from it. I feel you need to keep working to stay sharp.
             
Q : Why did you choose the name Banco De Gaia?   It was whilst I was climbing the north face of K2 in Nepal that I first heard the name. It seems there was an old hermit, some said he was 500 years old, living in a cave up there and he was the source of much wisdom and enlightenment. I never got to see the old fella but I never doubted his existance and as a sign of respect I decided to name the project after him. Incidentally, his name has never actually been written down so ‘Banco de Gaia’ is only a very loose transliteration.   Q : Why did you choose the name Conjure One?   I had started composing the tracks for the first album, and had come up with the basis for the first song. I went to save the session on the computer, and I needed to call it something other than "untitled", and Conjure One just popped into my head and I typed it in. I labored over project names later, and a friend suggested using the song title. I liked it, and changed the song title to "Redemption".
             
Q : What’s the piece of music that you are most happy with from your own output and why?   

Every now and then I think about this and find it really hard to come up with an answer. One thing I am very pleased about is that there is nothing I have released which I am not still happy with, there are some pretty embarassing skeletons in the cupboard but thankfully they never got out into general circulation! At the moment I would probably say the You Are Here is the most meaningful album for me, certainly the most technically competent, followed by Big Men Cry, and Still Life is the track that I think gets closest to what I was trying to convey, but there are so many diverse musical approaches in what I have done I can’t really put one track or album above all the others.

29.03.05

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

A song off the new record called "One Word". It a song written with Poe. I'm really happy with the way the chord progressions move and Poe comes up with such great lyrics and melodies. I wrote the track with her in mind specifically, so I worked quite hard on the basic chord structures and riffs, so they would be interesting to me on their own.

1.04.05

 
Click here to read reviews of Kukan Dub Lagan  CD.  

  -----Kukan-Dub-Lagan

   

  -----Asura

Q: What drives you to make music?   The urge that drives me to make music is to create a good vibe out there and to make people smile. I know that music can even touch the secret place in our souls and I think that when hearing the right tunes and at the right moments music can really make people feel good and make a difference.   Q: What drives you to make music?   Two words come to my mind: vocation and therapy.
Making music for a musician is an authoritarian need. The more you make music, the more you want to go on. I think music is a gate to consciousness, which is most of the time wild opened, but just the necessary to see and understand the essential. Those moments are unfortunatly very, very few, but they still exist, and when one haves the impression to touch it, it's like a second rebirth. It's also very usefull and can be vital for the hard and sad moments in life, so that this passion gives one the strength to go on, even when all is doing bad.
And of course, some great musicians inspired us and still inspire our music: Peter Gabriel, Brian Eno, Vangelis, Klaus Schulze, , Kruder and Dorfmeister, Muse....
             
Q : Why did you choose the name Kukan Dub Lagan?   The name KUKAN-DUB-LAGAN was chosen at a time when I started making some tunes with a friend. We thought that the style of the music could be described in a way as chaos of styles. In Hebrew chaos means balagan. This together with dub being the main style of the music, and finally, I chose the word kukan - space in Japanese - ...from this combination comes... KUKAN-DUB-LAGAN.   Q : Why did you choose the name Asura?   The Asuras are fallen angels, and their essence shows what every human being has inside: the good, the bad, the worst, the best. Some mythology says they are the angels of light, send on the world by the supreme God, Mahadeva. Other tells they are demons, by opposition to the Devas, acking to be free but pursued by a fate that will lead them to sadness and despair.
For this reason, Their inner contradiction, their sadness, the light and the shadow they bring, they are probably the deity the most human, and maybe the most romantic and restless, as we are (not deity of course, but split personalities ;) ).
             
Q : What’s the piece of music that you are most happy with from your own output and why?   

The piece of music that I am most happy with is, of course, my first album Life is Nice. It received great reviews from all over the world, and people (including my parents and even older people not accustomed to electronic music) really like it. As time goes by, I see that even in Israel, the land of full-on, people have started to enjoy more psy chill dub. It is a great honour to be a part of a new scene in this electronic land. The whole vibe of the album was so good (the music-the label-family-friends and more) that it was a real pleasure to release it.

06.04.05

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

It's very hard to answer to this question, cause every track we did is like our child, so saying the ones we prefer... Maybe Code Eternity for the first album cause it gave us the idea to make our full first album, and Lost Eden, cause it's maybe the track which fit the best with our conception of music: it's a cross-gender of all our influences (electronica, trance, triphop, world music) and I think it's not an elitist title. We try to democratize the electronica underground gender, and I hope this track contributed to do so. Moreover, the title "Lost Eden" figures perfectly the fate the Asuras have to carry on.

01.05.05