Could you tell us a bit about your experience with learning the technical sides of production, primarily in regards to mixing/mastering? Did you ever struggle in mastering the techniques involved, and if so, did you feel that this struggle ever held you back from making engaging music?
Post by nightcoregamingmix on Jul 16, 2016 21:39:45 GMT
Any plans to do a larger immersive website/music project like 'Rojutoma' again??? I thought it worked really well with GFOTY but it would be amazing to have another sprawling and mysterious one like rojutoma!!
Have any of the songs you've released so far been made for a specific person/ or you had a person in mind??? I kinda read 'Superstar' (at least partly) as a love letter to fans... is this correct or way off?
Last Edit: Jul 16, 2016 21:40:53 GMT by nightcoregamingmix
Thanks for all the questions so far, keep them coming! Just one little request to make things easier for me, instead of asking me to ask him things, please just phrase your question as if you were asking him directly. This is YOUR interview, I'm just the intermediary! And that way I can just copy and paste them all into a word doc.
What would you say is your crowning achievement, track or mixwise? Most memorable moment of being in awe of what you just made? Can you talk about the label's relationship with visual collaborators such as Daniel Swan and Kim Laughton? How did that start? What are your favourite video game OSTs? Tim or Eric? Which artists taught you the fundamental importance of chord structure that is so evident in your work? Also I'd be really interested to know about some of your favourite films and books and how they might inform your audio/visual output
How much planning and foresight goes into the direction of the label? Do you have a set plan that you've been following since the beginning or do you play it by ear ever? For example, Danny has recently shifted from being one of the more mysterious acts (or at least as mysterious as everybody else) on the label to ostensibly becoming the flagship artist, at least in terms of output and coverage. Was it planned for him to be pushed to the front or was that after seeing how people reacted to his work?
How do you and Finn split the "behind the scenes" work of the label? Do you have distinct roles between you two?
How do you know when it's the right time to release a song? And how much does fan reaction to live snippets factor into it? Songs that fans are enthusiastic about (IDL, Superstar) seem to have an especially long gestation period.