I still need to figure out where I get my inspiration from, I would say that this is something that changes constantly as we grow up and we slowly become aware of who we really are and what surrounds us. I believe that the constant search for our inner selves through the ups and downs of our experiences give us inspiration.
There are multitude ways of people’s interaction and the strongest one is the music. Each time it touches me I’m wondering - what kind of person may hide behind the scene.. How can you characterize yourself?
It’s always kind of hard to give a self description without making anything sound stupid or boring, but I’d give it a try by saying that I’m just a regular, reserved guy who enjoys making music and playing it for people. I have always considered myself a simple and quiet person, at the moment I split my life between the studio, my house and my time working as a bartender, here in Rome, the city where I was born and have lived for most of my life.
Your music is so fascinating and out-of-description. Where do you usually get inspiration?
I still need to figure out where I get my inspiration from, I would say that this is something that changes constantly as we grow up and we slowly become aware of who we really are and what surrounds us. I believe that the constant search for our inner selves through the ups and downs of our experiences give us inspiration. Those peaks are generally the moments in which ideas are generated, at least in my mind. I must say though that growing up and feeling more comfortable with myself is making me realise that what I really need to get inspiration from are small things we experience everyday.
How often does producing depend on your emotional state or mental condition?
Always. I spend most of my time in the studio and I’m learning more and more how to channel my frustrations in the best way possible. Some days are just not the right days to make music and instead of persevering and trying to pull out something decent, I would just start studying new synths or experiment with effects. In the end, if nothing really works or and I don’t have any good ideas, I would just try to find a different outlet, which might be skating or playing video games and then maybe going back sitting in the studio to see what happens.
Your style is so special, it’s about being into deep groove and focusing on melodies at the same time. How do you feel, what is your music about?
I’ve always been a dreamer my whole life so I guess imagination is the key element for me. When I sit in the studio I mostly tend to picture myself in a specific location or situation, usually places I’ve never been to before, from there I’d start working on some texture/ambient elements and slowly start building a beat on top of it. I guess all of this process is directly related to the feeling of wanting to escape the city and the daily routine which is something that I think bores everyone after a while. I mean, we’re only humans right?
Do you consider the music you produce trippy?
Describing your own music is just as hard as describing yourself but....yes, analyzing it on a technical scale, there are a lot of textures and other small elements moving around in the stereo image, especially in the last two records. More than anything, I like to create a sense of space and depth in the mix, which is something just as important as the music itself, in my opinion.
You plan to release the fourth EP on Hypnus Records soon. Why do you pick “Climbing Himalayas” as a title again? What is so special about it?
So, the whole point of it was to make a double EP for Hypnus. I made a lot of music at the end of last year and I decided to release it under this format instead of making an album, which in my opinion needs to have a cohesive and precise structure. I decided to make two for the moment but, who knows, maybe it can be a series of EPs. Regarding the title of it, as I mentioned earlier, before I start the whole creative process I like to picture myself somewhere far away, being a mountain lover I figured that the Himalayas, would have been a nice spot to begin with, needless to say why, plus I’m a big fan of Tibetan/Hindu music, art, culture and religions, so that was a big push too.
Do you believe in destiny and what is your biggest dream?
I believe in human kindness and respect, you can call it Karma or however you want but I do believe our actions have some sort of repercussions on our lives at some point. I’m neither a religious or a spiritual person, despite what might transpire from my music or the titles of some of the tracks I’ve made I consider myself a very rational person, I have to say though that I like the messages we get from oriental cultures which are definitely getting lost on the way with time. To answer better to your question I’d say no, I don’t believe in a premeditated destiny but I do think we can achieve some pretty good things in life if we act properly. My biggest dream at the moment? Would probably be being able to afford some expensive vintage synthesizer.