LOOP: OFFICIAL AUSTIN PSYCH FEST 2014 INTERVIEW

28 Jan

Loop! Crazy, huh?!?

Revolt of the Apes’ interview with Loop is up now at the official Austin Psych Fest 2014 website. Read the entire interview there, and look for the complete text to show up here in the very near future. Here’s an excerpt:

What would you imagine your music would be like if you were beginning to record only now, instead on years in the past, before the advent of (even more relatively) inexpensive recording options for home use? Are there any producers or musicians that you’d like to record with that you haven’t yet?

A very tricky question to answer, if truth be told. I think possibly that an album like “A Gilded Eternity” might possibly be considered to have been a little bit ahead of it’s time. Of course, as you get older, your opinions change on how the creative process works. Perhaps it would be more abstract than before.

Everything ever worked on could change; hindsight is always a wonderful leveller in terms of creative energy. Something could always be changed or done differently. So, if you are asking me as a 49 year old, then I can only say that experience would lend itself much more to the creative process and also technology would enhance things greatly. Those early Loop albums were done on shoestring budgets, purely analogue equipment and very limited technology. But that gives them their strengths. Sometimes, too much can be used to make very little.

As a man in his early 20’s put into that position now, I simply can’t answer how I would approach it because purely the facilities available could so radically change everything. In truth, everything has it’s place. An album is only a snapshot of what is happening very much of that specific time. That is why it is easier to progress and move forward than to always be looking back. What’s done is done, rightly or wrongly.

There are always people I’d love to collaborate with as a solo artist, but that’s in a different, more experimental field. For Loop … I kind of like the idea of working with White Fence right now. I love Tim’s music so much.

LOOP

Revolt of the Apes is pleased, stoked and chuffed to support Austin Psych Fest 2014 through a series of interviews with many of the artists involved, answering the kind of ridiculous questions you’ve come to know and – maybe – love. Many more coming soon.

Loop! Crazy, huh?!?

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