Who Music Mag welcome Ataurean to the site to talk about his latest release and his work in music. This artist has just released an impressive record on Glasgows «Alumni Records» and we wanted to get some time to talk to him.
Hi there! Where can we find you right now? How did you start your day?
It‘s Sunday morning and I’m in the studio listening to Music for Dreams Radio with a coffee thinking about what labels I can send my next EP to.
Tell us a little bit about your new record on Alumni?
The 6 tracks on the EP are a cross section of the tunes I produced over the course of a couple of years whilst studying music production and sound design at SubSine Academy. Working with Simon and the team at Alumni Records has been a great experience and I’ve learned so much about the whole process. The EP was meant to be released early 2020 but then lockdown came along, and we decided to delay it until venues and clubs/holidays etc started to pick up.
How would you define your music?
All my tunes are quite varied including the ones in the current EP however I guess it’s mostly downtempo, melodic, thought-provoking electronic music with a Balearic twist, at least that’s what I’m trying to do…sometimes the odd bit of techno, psychedelic, and progressive house seeps through the cracks!
What music floats your boat these days?
I listen to lots of different types of music depending on what mood I’m in, but I would say mostly melodic downtempo…I love a good arpeggio and beautiful well-designed sounds so listening to lot of Barker, Jon Hopkins, Nils Frahm and CBL etc
Can you tell us a little bit about your studio and workflow?
I have a very basic set up at the moment with a few pieces of hardware, a keyboard, a couple of guitars, a violin, a mandolin, a bass guitar and some decent mics. All my tunes start off with a melody or chord progression inputted or recorded using Ableton. I then spend a lot of time in session view before I record the clips live to arrangement view.
Can you tell us something about your current or future projects?
All I’m ever trying to do is create beautiful music but with a twist. I’m constantly looking for that musical spark or something that elevates the track up to a higher plane and moves the listener. I have 3 or 4 eps worth of tunes ready at the moment and I’m just starting to send these out to various labels but always have at least one or two tracks on the go at any time. The next EP has two ambient type tracks using mandolin and arpeggios and 3 tracks where I’ve combined different genres/styles into something that you can chill on your sun lounger and get lost in whilst watching the waves roll in…or even lying in your hammock watching the stars!
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