flyingdeadman: Infidel Interview #70

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. What's your name, where are you from, and how old are you?

Hi , thanks for this interview I’m very pleased to answer it. My name is Aurélien, I’m 38, I live in France on the west side.

How do you enjoy where you live? Is their a vibrant music community for you to indulge? Would you say you find that your local scene influences your attitude and/ or creativity?

I really enjoy where I live it’s a quiet place on the countryside but there’s a lot of small bands playing different types of music, it’s mostly punk / hardcore and metal. I think we are with my band flyingdeadman the only post rock band in the 100 kilometers around :) Our local scene doesn’t influence us a lot even if I really appreciate the bands

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? Are you musically self taught? Or have you had mentors along the way to help you develop?

I really appreciate lots of bands such as explosions in the sky, this will destroy you, caspian, lights and motion, jambinai and many other post rock bands I can not mention all of them it would be too long, but also lots of others bands or artists : massive attack, tricky, deftones, cult of luna, isis, moodie black, dälek... I’ve learned to play by myself and it tooks a long long time :) I’m not sure I’ve finished learning yet.

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

I don’t think I have favorite themes expect live...that sounds maybe a little bit stupid but music is a kind of introspection I don’t need other themes apart from my life.

Since you are involved a musical collective, I wanna ask, how do you all manage to get together musically, and then continue to stay together on the same page? Has it been a journey of compromise or do you find that you work together fluidly? Would you say there has been any major obstacles working together?

I write the music from the beginning to the end alone I show the different parts to play to Fabien the other guitarist and it’s done. That’s how we work together.

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?

It’s always and never the same process ;) Sometimes I play some notes on my guitar or on the piano so see if I can make something good, sometimes I hear the music in my head... I let the inspiration comes and never try to force creativity it comes when it comes.

What do you see in the near, and far, future for your creative output?

Our new Ep « 56 seasons » has been released on january 5 so I’m really excited to see how people will react if they will like it or not.

Playing live shows, recording new tracks, attempting to go live the life that gives you the experiences that inspires it all... it can be difficult to balance the time. Do you have any particular methods that you use to keep yourself focused or balanced in your direction?

We really enjoy to play live but unfortunately there is very few post rock places to play where we live so we don’t play live a lot. I try to create a new Ep or album each two years because we have some friends always waiting for new songs :)

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