Linear B returns to their Rainbow Tipi label with The Journeyman, with more cutting edge techno mutations dealing with the uncertainty that came with the pandemic.
We have had the pleasure of interviewing him, and this has been the result.
Hi there ! Where can we find you right now? How did you start your day?
I start my day every day at 6am, I feed our cat&dog, check emails, I do all the household jobs I need to do,eat shower and set off to work, in the evenings I work on music and my record label, I’m very busy, I also have a big parcel of land where I grow vegetables and keep chickens, there’s never a dull moment, some days I need two of me.
When did the idea of starting a project start to take shape? Has it always been something you wanted to do?
I write words down and sing into a voice recorder on my way to work I get quite a lot of vocal ideas this way, they could come from how I’m feeling or from books or documentaries I’ve read or watched, I’ve always been a creative type as a kid I was into art then came graffiti art, I was writing down songs from around aged 12, my mum and dad are great singers and love music too lots of inspiration growing up.
How would you define the sound of your latest work? What is the concept behind?
The journeyman is a tougher rave sound inspired from 90s techno, the concept is add some words to techno and vibe on ideas I have or what I would like to vocalise.
What artists are you interested in these days?
I like a lot of indie bands too many to mention, I love Sleaford mods, Atticus Ross, Thom Yorke, Underworld, joy division,Iggy pop, John cale, Neil young….the list is endless but it’s a eclectic.
How do you manage to combine such disparate genres? How do you manage to give them unity and harmony? What do they have in common for you?
Go with a feeling, put your heart and soul into what you truly believe in don’t question your motives be fearless, be the person you want to be, use your experience as a template to your voice or sound.
How would you define your sound?
Mish mash of deep house/techno/breakbeat/electro, with thought provoking vocals.
Can you tell us something about your current or future projects?
My current project is very much on the modular tip, I’m jumping around techno styles, some quite 90s with a modern twist and the odd vocal sound bite.