Pyrame creates music that works in all settings and transcends genres. His openness to a wide range of sound is what has both made him a widely loved favourite, but also someone who operates in his own parallel musical world. We had a chance to talk to him, so enjoy your reading and check out his latest releases.
Hi how are you? How did your day start?
I am very fine today. Starting the day after a good night’s sleep by answering emails, listening to demos, fine tuning some work done in the last few days. And last but not least, getting the family´s day starting.
How has your sound evolved?
From something electro-pop-ish at the beginning, my sound has evolved into something more electro, darker .For some reason, new wave which is always somehow dormant in me, is making a come-back in my compositions. Ultimately, my songs will be a mix of electro new wave in a storytelling context.
What can you tell us about the set you have created? what inspired you?
The set is a mix of electronica/dream at the beginning, diving into some darker tunes as the set unfolds. It also gathers the mood of the seasons passing-by, as the days get shorter, the nights longer and darker.
How long has the pandemic situation affected your work?
Well, it is still going on, with the main impact being live performances, and the different barriers that make things more difficult. There is a bit of fatigue around all this, to be honest, but we do adapt.
What do you want to express with your work?
Music is highly driven by emotions and which emotions I would like to convey via the music. I usually express myself on themes such as freedom, relationships, love, life. That was I have done in first EPs «A Fine Life» and «The Pace of Everything that Lives». My third EP, to be released in spring 2022 is dedicated to my newly-born son. It is an instrumental EP of 4 tracks and 2 remixes.
What do you want to explore in your work?
When it comes to music, I keep being amazed how infinite the possibilities are in electronic music. I am feeling like swimming in an ocean knowing I will never reach the shore. I would say that making music is a self-exploratory process which acts as a therapy to constantly improve my well-being.
What other projects are you involved in?
Apart from my main act Pyrame, and the label Thisbe Recordings, I have a side-project called Great White Shark, which is an alternative rock project. Along with new wave, I grew up with rock, grunge nu metal, and all kinds of post genres, making this project very relevant to me. But the main focus at the moment is film production along with Christian Krueger, as we are developing several ideas in the area of music videos production and films production. More to come in the space in the first half of 2022.
Do you have any final words of wisdom?
Despite the dramatic health consequences of the pandemic, there are positives to reflect on from the last two years or so. About keeping things simple in our lives, about slow down a little bit and enjoying what we have in front of our eyes.