What were some of your inspirations for the album?
I was inspired by films and film soundtracks, modern dance, sometimes natural disasters and political incidents, traveling, Kepler planets, pulsars, the flower on my table...
How did you connect with Semantica?
Enrique [Semantica head Enrique Mena, AKA Svreca] first contacted me in 2013 for some tracks. I was busy, and then in early 2014 I felt I needed to take a break from touring to create my own music, so I cancelled all my gigs. After some time to myself, I dived into the music, working on the ambient, bleep and acid sounds first, then focusing on basslines, kicks, hats, etc.
all in all is split into three chapters, and you've also produced an ambient CD based off the album. Tell us about these different parts.
One album, three chapters, each made for variable moments and moods. after and before
is created for cinematic minds to hear at home, or for intros in DJ sets. I have been composing and creating music for theater and modern dance, and I decided to combine these sounds (piano and strings) with techno rhythms. floor X
is a journey through fluid bleep and acid minimalism—"XXXIII" reflects an explosion from a supernova, and "XLIV for Mike" is a "thank you" to Mike Parker
and his inspiring world of sounds. yocta to yotta
represents my warmer side, influenced by my time touring through Japan and Asia. It means the smallest to the biggest unit. Sometimes something very little looks big and sometimes a huge thing appears tiny.
The special-edition CD is for relaxing. It brings together lots of beatless sounds from the album and some new music.
What else are you up to in 2015?
My second ambient dub record for Telrae, OFF AND ON
, will be released on March 19th. I am working now on my sets for the next gigs this year. I've started to create new tracks too, and new ideas, but they are secrets for now!