Algraxis: Infidel Interview #11


First I just want to thank you for participating in this edition of Infidel Interviews. With this interview let's just start with a bit about yourself. Where are you from, how old are you, and how long have you been making music for?

You are very welcome. Thank you for giving me this opportunity! I am originally from Connecticut, but currently reside somewhere in Florida. I am twenty-seven years old and have been experimenting with music and sound design for about five years.

What sort of processes do you go through when making music? Do you have a formula(s) that you follow, or do you feel it out as you go along? Or is it more of a mixture of the two?

My process is kind of all over the place. I always start with creating the patches that will be used in a project that I am working on, and then go from there. I never really have a solid expectation of what I want a track or song to sound like until I start putting everything together. So, I would have to say that I just feel it out as I go along.

When you first started making music, was there a particular artistic or personal influence that you would say was your biggest inspiration to decide to push through as a musician?

The artists that have influenced and inspired me the most would have to be Excision, Datsik, Knife Party, Skrillex and Virtual Riot. I love their music, and listen to it regularly. Honestly though, I started making music because I was going through some tough times and found it to be a great outlet.

Would you say that your choice to pursue music has changed your life since you started? Would you say that creativity has evolved you spiritually, emotionally, or logically? What are some of the biggest challenges you have had to overcome in your musical career?

Yes, I would say that music has changed my life. I find that I am always thinking of ways to improve patches that I have made in the past and the structure of the tracks that I make. It kind of follows you through to everything that you do on a regular basis, from work to school and everywhere in between. So, creativity has helped me evolve in all three ways. The best kind of music is the kind you feel or connect with, no matter what genre it comes from. The biggest challenges that I have faced in my musical career have to be related to teaching myself and learning how to make music, because I never had anyone to teach me or help me when I had questions. Aside from YouTube, of course.

What decided to lead you to the production of electronic music, particularly the heavier and dancier kinds of it? Is electronic music where you started making music? Or did you have previous musical background or experience before hand? If so does/did your previous musical experience affect your electronic compositions?

Electronic music was always my thing. Even when I was made fun of in schoo