Joel Bisson: Infidel Interview #33


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 both of you to the audience? Whatever you feel comfortable with, but name, age, what instruments you can play, and where you live would be pretty standard?

Okay, I'm Joel Bisson, I've been doing music my whole life as a melody maker and lyricist until the Royal Ontario Conservatory of Music to learn Guitar, I learnt 5 notes and the first 2 bottom strings the High E and B, just that I wasn't good at it, then in 1999 got a Quest Stratocaster electric guitar with a DOD Corossion Effects pedal, it's a distortion stompbox and in 2000 learnt how to play on my own after I was then in 2002-2003 using a midi editor to write and playing guitar, I played twice in the school talent show to 200 people also this time I was meandering my musical talents writing for other people instead of myself, a person who helped me to realize this will go un-named but he was my highschool teacher who help me write my screenplays and get lyrics and music to bands, a number of failed projects happened between 2002-2008 as most of them were a pissing match of egos which mine was hurt.

What would you say are your biggest influences when it comes to art and music? Are there any bands that you would say struck you with the chord that inspired you to peruse your current path of musical aspirations?

The first time I noticed music I was 1 years old crawling down the stairs because the radio was this old grammophone style vinyl player with a radio inside a huge cabinet with studio speakers but my dad had set it to a channel called the CBC Radio channel which has classical and baroque music and I believe it was Brahms lullaby that was my favorite song and after a year later heard the coolest bands, I mean you couldn't even turn the station without hearing warm leatherette which was one of my favorites at this age because it was un-like any i heard the previous year hearing only R'n'B from the 1960's to 1980s and Funk, Soul, ect. Hi NRG was also big and i owe a great deal to these genres for my musical upbringing where my parents listened to classic rock and country, i had different music taste's as i like latin freestyle with diamond girl a past favorite, I liked Heavy Metal and in the 1980's Pantera were a hair metal band and one of my favorite songs was Nothing on but the Radio which seen quite a bit of radio play where i lived and listened to.

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

I don't chose themes or lyrics messages but I improvise and write down. I never plot a song's lyrics.

What would you say would be you short term, and long term, goals for your band? What do you see in the future for your creative output?

It depends on the project, I have two people I work with Yanni K for Kings of Noize and Emerson for everything else, I don't see into the future that far, but I had once and I saw me doing keys and Emerson singing in USA in some bar, maybe that is an aspiration to live up to, maybe we even need to put old projects to rest and start news ones for this to be, but I don't look to the future but live in the moment. At the moment I'm working on various musical venues for my music output, most recent one Schizophonieraum was just seen success as it has a song on an up and coming godhatesgod records compilation and someone paid for my first schizophonieraum album a few days ago, so the moment that happens it's called success in my book. Kingz of Noize is waiting until we can get together and kapital and terrosekt the two projects I do value the most out of all my creative output are on leave for now, my situation is do work and remix work while this gets to somewhe