killtocure: Infidel Interview #32

First of, just want to thank you for participating in this edition of Infidel Interviews. Could you start off by giving a little information about yourself to the audience? Whatever you feel comfortable with, but name, age, what instruments you can play, and where you live would be pretty standard?

I'm 31 years old.

Living in San Diego, CA.

I can play piano, keys, guitar, sax.

My day gigs are spent as a UI/UX designer & Freelance artist.

Would you say that your choice to pursue music has changed your life since you started?

I've always been interested in areas where creativity could be explored. Whether that's through digital/traditional visual arts & media or music creation. Initially it was a way to deeper connect to the music I was enjoying and being inspired by. Curiosity then figuring out how to replicate it and evolve it from there. And as I got better and more comfortable, it also became a way to meet other people who had similar tastes and aspirations. Devoting time to pursue music created a new tendril/brush to work with.

Would you say that creativity has evolved you spiritually, emotionally, or logically?

It's definitely lead me down some interesting pathways. Some darker and weirder than others. Being exposed to other creative individuals often comes with as much risk as there are rewards. However, over time I would say there's a discipline that's acquired and that grows. It's taught me to never fully give up on any project, never be afraid to share anything I've created, and never stop learning. Getting over your own self doubts and internal conflicts plays a big role as well. Have confidence in what you're marking, even if you don't fully understand it. So very much emotionally & logically. I'm not much for the spirituality.

What would you say would be you short term, and long term, goals for your musical career?

Short term I would say would be to focus on new technologies/DAWS & hardware. Having the time to really focus on writing & practicing would be nice too. I don't really see this as a career per say as much as it's just another creative outlet. A hobby that could grow. I don't see myself as a professional musician.

What would you say are your favorite themes and topics to write about?

At the moment I've just stuck to instrumentals. These could be classified by Electronic, Industrial ,IDM, Glitch, Grind, Rock ,Noise genres.

Other topics would be nihilism, transhumanism, machiavellianism, war profiteering, scifi landscapes/cities, dystopian societies, isolation, drug/substance abuse, urban decay, horror, violence, technology.

I'm drawn to harder rock/metal/goth/industrial in general. Some specific music influence would be Skinny Puppy, Ministry, Ulver, Nine Inch Nails, Squarepusher, Aphex Twin, Blut Aus Nord, Swans, Godflesh, Neurosis, Coil.

Visually the themes I would be drawn to or imagining when I'm writing would be works created by H.R Giger or Beksinski.

What draws you to those themes?