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MORPHEUS MUSIC INTERVIEW - SOLAR CAMEL

01.06.10 - on release of Train in a Rainbow.

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Q: Can you introduce your project for us please.   Since the late nineties I've been composing music, at the beginning it was just at a very low technical level, then I started upgrading to more advanced music software, and in the meantime I was inproving my musical skills.
In the year 2009 I decided to put my music on Myspace, first of all in the Solarcamel page, with electronic music, and then in Polarcamel, with more classical genre pieces. I was very soon surprised by the many positive comments I received about my compositions; I must say that this gave me more energy and more motivation to keep composing, and to invest money in the most modern technology for music production.
  Q:  How did you get Solar Camel started and why?   I definitely wanted to make some people listen to my music, since till 2009 I was the only one to listen to it, except some friends and relatives.
I was looking for a nickname, so I found an anagram of my family name, "Solar camel", that is quite cool, and also ecologic, that is always a good thing!
       
             
Q: What would you say is the vision behind the Train in a Rainbow album?   During a period of my life I used go to work by train; I noticed that it was relaxing, for sure more relaxing than car, because it's a little bit like being cradled, and it's easy to dream that way, looking at the horizon. I composed the song "Train in a Rainbow", that is the only one with lyrics, thinking about those train trips. I tried to represent, mostly with the bassline, the repetitive feeling of being on a running train, and thinking of beautiful things.
The whole album has a dreamy feeling, because of the sounds, and first of all because of the melodies.
  Q: Where did the interesting title come from?  

I think that when you are looking forward to seeing somebody that you care about, you can travel with your imagination, and it's a little bit like being in a rainbow, no? And then you can find a treasure at the foot of a rainbow!

             
Q:  Can you tell us something about your studio and how you work there?
 

I work in my home studio, that has the most advanced technologies for music production: a Yamaha Clavinova digital piano, a good audio card, and many fantastic audio samples, especially for the orchestral music instruments. I've been using the Reason software for some years, but now I'm using Sonar 8.5.

  Q:  You have the other album Roots and Wings available as Solar Camel - can you tell us a bit about that release?   "Roots and Wings" is my album with classical/new age pieces. I have rearranged some old tracks ("Il pleut", "Lullaby", "Film melody"), and added some new pieces. This album contains 14 virtual orchestra / solo piano pieces, always based on melody.
             
 
       
Q:  You also have the Polar Camel project - how does that one differ from Solar Camel?
  The Polar Camel includes my classical pieces, while the first one includes only electronic music. I wanted to have a second Myspace page, because 10 tracks is not enough in order to get the different genres of my compositions be known.   Q:  What do you consider to be your best work to date and why?
  Electronic genre: "Moonlight", I think it is well arranged and it really brings your mind to the moonlight reflected by the sea.

Classical genre: "Unexpected snow", I composed it very quickly, and it is based on an intense emotion: I think I managed to turn that emotion into music, and if you listen to that piece I hope you'll feel the same emotion.

             
Q: What do you see as the future for your music - what are your goals?   I think I'll keep composing classical pieces, for piano and virtual orchestra.   Q:  Do you have any upcoming projects that you could tell us about?   My last composition, "Riflessi", is on my Polarcamel page: I think it's one of my best pieces, it combines classical instruments and some modern effects. I will compose more music in this style.

 

           

Thanks to Agostino AKA Solar/Polar Camel for allowing us that interview.

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