Infidel Interview #127: Rawmouth

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?

My name is Oren Filosof Cohen, 40 years old, from Tel Aviv, Israel.

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?

Well, I do enjoy where I live because I made myself a nice little apartment with my beloved wife (Karin) and our cat (Bunchy), I have my home studio where I am creating my music. So in that sense I do enjoy where I live. But state wise... well, that’s something else. I really don’t feel any kind of attachment to the Israeli music scene, but yes, I guess the situation of my country does influence as it reflects on the texts in my music. There is an alternative music scene in Tel Aviv, but I’m afraid the dark electronic / industrial scene is not that vibrant do to The Small amount of people in this particular scene and lack of musical eclecticism mixed together with a very stressful Israeli way of living.

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?

Personally I don’t really like all that over musical categorization, I do feel that when you try to create something new, bring a sound from your head into this dimension, there is no place for any genre based boundaries. Having said that I do think you could say that my sound belongs to the dark wave / minimal synth world in a way although I don’t really consider myself as a part of any scene really.

I do like listening to (and influenced by) old school Wax trax bands (My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult , Ministry, sister machine gun). Some Alien sex fiend, Christian Death, Red Lorry Yellow Lorry , 16 volt… this list can really go on and on…

When it comes to fan and critic feedback, how much do you take it to heart, and how much do you feel it evolves, pushes, or holds your sound in place? Do you feel that the personal response and interaction in the live environment and the subsequent positive press you've regarding both your live and recorded music has consciously encouraged you to do things a certain way?

I’m pieces, so I take everything to the heart!! nnnaaa , kidding. But seriously, I always try to listen and take what I can from every feedback, good or bad. Positive response and vibes means a lot to me always, but as far as my creativity goes they have no effect on it.

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