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?
No problem, it's an honor to be doing this interview with you, My name is Emilio C. Moreno (also known online as Aemilious Rival), I'm a writer/producer, I just turned thirty one on November 2nd. At a very early age I knew I had some type of rhythm in my head, I would always be thinking of some kind of drum beat so I always had a tendency to be tapping my fingers on any surface just play a beat, almost as if I could here the kicks, snares, and cymbals all in my head lol I guess you could say I had a very big imagination as a child, but I play a variety of instruments now, bass, Keyboards, I tried guitar once but I wasn't very good at it haha I do a lot of sampling and programming which I love to do. and I'm currently living in Lubbock, Texas.
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How do you enjoy where you live? Is there a vibrant industrial community where you are? Would you say you find that your local scene influences your attitude and/or creativity?
Lubbock has really grown on me, before I moved here I was very skeptical, I had never heard of Lubbock, even the name was odd to pronounce haha but over the past two years I have met a lot of good hearted and very talented people, I know it's going to sound corny but I met the love of my life here, and over the past two years he has shown me a side of Lubbock I don't think I would have found on my own in such a short amount of time.
As far as an industrial community or scene, if there is one I have yet to find it haha I think the whole idea of the Gothic Industrial scene here in Lubbock is still very new and has a lot of growing to do, and to add to that it really needs a chance to put it's foot in the door. I want to say I'm trying to do that here in Lubbock, but I have found it very hard simply because of the tight circle of people who are in and run the music scene here, you really have to know someone or have some type of connection to someone who owns a venue to get your foot in the door, I have had no problem finding places to perform outside of Lubbock and/or finding the industrial scene in the surrounding cities, I think it's just a matter of time before the industrial scene gets introduced to Lubbock, if it's not me it will be someone else.
I don't think the local music scene influence here is really a very strong faction in my attitude or creativity but I don't dismiss the fact the it's there and that there are some very talented musicians. I came from Los Angeles, CA so I would say my attitude and creativity is a little different from the current local music scene I'm living in now, I feel in a way I have more of a broad spectrum, and am more susceptible to trying new things musically, and though I'm finding it a little hard to join the scene here in Lubbock, LOKO5T4R is still going strong everywhere else and I believe it's only a matter of time before the people of Lubbock see that, just like the surrounding cities, states, and even other countries have.