First off, just want to thank you for participating in this edition of Infidel Interviews. Could you start off by giving a little information about you to the audience? Whatever you feel comfortable with, but name, age, and where you live would be pretty standard?
Given name – Danny Ryder, im young enough to know better and old enough not to care, im based in the north of England..its wet,bleak and grey most of the time.
How do you enjoy where you live? Is there a vibrant music community where you are? Would you say you find that your local scene influences your attitude and/or creativity?
There is Zero Alternative music scene here but I create regardless as releasing music online gives a global audience.
What does MONOMORTE mean to you guys in 2017? And how does that compare to what the project meant to you guys when it was formed?
Monomorte is a side project and sandbox to test ideas and concepts, releasing music was a side effect of this process. It wasn’t meant to last more than a month or so, but people seemed to respond.
Do you consider yourself to be part of a particular sound or scene? What is your thoughts on the nature of genres and styles, and do you have any particular ones which you find to your enjoyment more, listening and/or production-wise?
Whilst I’m included in the witch house genre, I’m more interested in atmospheres and imagery rather than making music for the dance floor or whatever’s cool, that path leads to a dead end..
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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? What led you to electronic music, particularly the more experimental kinds of it?
I’m the product of watching Gary Numan/jean Michelle jarre and KLF music videos as a kid.
Electronics and computers have always interested me so naturally I would try and combine the two.
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 works of Aphex Twin, numan and the Prodigy, Also Die Krupp’s ‘the final remixes album’ was a game changer for me. The idea that electronic music can be as aggressive as metal was a massive eye opener for expression. I’ve very broad tastes so would be impossible to pin any one thing down. Ask me the same question on a different day and id have a different list.
What sort of new bands have come out in recent years that have caught your attention? Is there any bands out there you see yourself, or would like to, remix or collaborate with in the future?
Whilst there’s nothing new under the sun, bands that are doing something interesting are acts like’ Author & Punisher’, ‘3TEETH’, ‘Gazelle Twin’ and ‘SØLVE’, there’s a lot of interesting stuff once you dig around a bit..