Infidel Interview #105 - SINthetik Messiah


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?

You're welcome and thank you for wanting to interview us. It is appreciated by the band entirely. My name is Bug Gigabyte; I am the frontman/writer/composer/art designer/promoter/chief engineer. You name it;I'm it. SINthetik Messiah is an international multi-genre band. Although I am mostly a one man band/army, when I play live I hire some of the top musicians/artists/performers in their field and have them almost free style or add to the musical experience in a creative way. So its always different and more organic sounding.

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?

Lafayette, Louisiana is such an open and inspirational town, we are always trying to find a reason to party down here. I really enjoy how we are an international community. It is a small city compared to New Orleans, however if the celebrities are not in New Orleans, they are ducked away in Lafayette and its surrounding areas. After all the hurricanes in the past decade, the movie industry growing in Louisiana,Festival International and Downtown Alive, I find it has made Lafayette one of the stops on the map where it's cool to go chill and have a good time with the locals. The Lafayette scene has been a big influence on my work. I'm surrounded by Cajun Music,Hiphop,Rock,Blues, and so much more which inspires me to be more multi-genre because I can't put all of my influences into one song. In order to compensate for the variety of influences, I have to make more than one type of style.

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A lot of your music is created on Nintendo synth emulators found on the Nintendo DS I believe. How did this journey come to be? And what are your reflections upon this unique sound choice?

By the time I am done with SINthetik Messiah and releasing all its works, I want to people to look at my music as a library, thus why the albums are labeled in "Volumes". Each series consists of a different theme.The "Revelations Of The Nintendo Generation" series was composed with the Nintendo DS emulator "Ds-10" (Which is an emulation of the Korg's Ms-10 Synthesizer.) The "Noise Of The Past" series was made before 2010 and reverb is added to the main mix to create a sense of time and space to represent the past. The "Danse Macabre" series was formed when i was able to catch a real ghost on a recording and from there its about the dead dancing to techno or hard house. There are many concepts ive been experimenting with behind the scenes and live, as i plan on continuing my works in such fashion.

With "Revelations Of The Nintendo Generation" I was really into circuit bending at the time and I was always looking for some cool new sound. I did tons of research and came across "Xseed game's Ds-10".After I made the first track on it, I was addicted. Also at that time i had about 2 or 3 different styled albums worked out as well, but i wanted "Revelations Of The Nintendo Generation" to be the first thing I put out as a major release, I wanted it to be something the industry looked at because they heard what I did with it , and that is exactly what happened. I also highly recommend "Ds-10" to beginners, wanting to understand synth technology. I feel it is a good gate way drug into the synth world. In the past year or so I have been reflecting a lot on this series, trying to decide if im gonna make anything past volume 6. im not gonna say no and I'm not gonna say yes, but its more than likely when the Nintendo DS becomes an antique, I might compose another 6 albums worth.

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