Interview novembre 2019
Interview de VicomtiX à l’occasion de la sortie du second album sur le label Hello Bird (Freaksville Records).
Canevas d’interview proposé par la plateforme Drooble que nous avons essayée.
What is music to you? What does it give you?
For me, music is an arrangement of sounds that all together form a melody that is pleasant to listen to. It is a mean to escape from reality and everyday life, to mentally voyage, to feel emotions, to boost and energize yourself. Music is a source of pleasure.
What is your music dream?
To live on it.
If you could change the world – what would you start with?
I would eradicate the root cause of all disputes, conflicts and wars: property…but, I think it is just impossible as it is written in every living beings genes. So, let’s start to get rid of our addiction to the god of consumption and become lucid of what we do.
Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?
La Chenille from La Bande à Basile is the first single I’ve ever had I think. I was six or seven when my beloved godmother offered it to me. She later offered me The Rubettes – Little 69 and, last but not least Blondie – Atomic. I was also fascinated by the ‘apocalyptic’ video clip of this song.
Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?
The Art Of Noise, Peter Gabriel, Plastikman, The Chemical Brothers, Fever Ray, Air, Massive Attack, Jean-Michel Jarre to name a few.
What inspires you to make music?
To listen to others music is often a start point from which you can drift and image other sounds and melody. I usually get inspired when I’m alone (I’m a bit introvert J), when cooking or driving…unfortunately not always in front of the keyboard.
What is the message you want to send with your music?
To be honest, I don’t have a unique message to pass in every song and each song doesn’t necessarily bear a message. I just hope someone will enjoy listen to it and share his joy with other people.
How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?
I feel a mix of stage fright and boost energy. Excitement to perform and fear to not do it properly. After the performance, I feel proud and impatient to get feedback from the audience.
How do you see the musicians’ reality nowadays? What could be improved?
The offer is gigantic and everyone can access it at almost no cost. For instance, you can listen to the entire Spotify catalogue for free. One could think that free listening is eventually a due and forget that the underlying creation process isn’t free. It requires human and financial investments by the creators: this is something to remind somehow if we still want to listen to new music.
What do you think of Drooble?
It is different: there is no doubt about it! The idea of give & take / win-win is good, you’re not only a consumer but a contributor. So, it sounds to be the appropriate platform to share experience with fellow musicians.
What frustrates you most as a musician?
Well, not to be a musician actually L…and not to receive professional feedback on our work.
Do you support your local scene as a fan? How?
I support it by buying CD or LP and sharing their work on our facebook page.
What qualities should a musician nowadays have in order to get their music heard by a larger audience?
I think that social media in general are the open door to access the world but is also the window through which the world is watching you. It means a musician needs the necessary skills to deliver fast and relevant insightful communication. The musical offer nowadays is so huge that you need to catch public’s eye and to draw attention of the listener.
Share some awesome artists that we’ve never heard of.
Well, you’ve probably never heard of EdiptiX J. More seriously, let listen to Will Zee (Black Moon Tape).