Questions for our featured artists: hide_aki

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Gen 11 2009, 4:51

Artist: hide_aki (hide_aki)
Group: Pleasantly Neurotic

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What 'tags' would you use to characterize your music (no more than 3)

- abstract, underground

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What hardware/software setup do you use to produce music?

- ableton live

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Are you formally trained in music? Can you read sheet music?

- hah, no, i dont know nothin about sheet and everything like that...

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What resources did you use to learn how to produce your own music?

- in one day i just start produce music, thats all.

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What role do drugs play in producing music? What role do they play in listening to music?

- as though it may sound trite, drugs are bad.

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How do you feel about 'copycat' artists? That is, artists that mimic the style of another artist. For example, consider how many 'Boards of Canada' copycats there are out there.

- I do not know, I have not seen no one of them

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What artists do you feel most influenced the music you produce?

- Tha Blue Herb, DJ Krush, Illmariachi

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What advice would you give to someone who is interested in producing music but has yet to "take the plunge"?

- Just don't give up.

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How would you describe the "lifecycle" of your music? That is, how does a track go from not existing, to being an idea, to being produced, and to being introduced to the world. How long does the entire process
take?

- It's a hard question. When i producing new track, i think about everything... life, people, world.
These thoughts I somehow put in the music.

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Do you ever play live shows? Have you ever toured?

- No but I am sure they will be in the future.

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For those of you that have been around for a little while, how would you describe how both the music you listen to and that you produce has evolved as you get older.

- It is simply up to a new level.

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Any hints on what to expect from you in the future?

- I already put new little album on last.fm (11.01.2009)

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