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I Built the Sky interview

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Bringing back the podcast for the 123345 time.

Rohan Stevenson aka I Built The Sky is not stranger, I spoke to him last year when he released a collaboration with Jake Howsam Lowe (Plini/The Helix Nebula), an EP titled Coalesce. Check out the episode here.

This time, I spoke to him about going acoustic on his latest release, The Quiet Place Away, being a full time musician and a more. 

Yes there is video also.

The audio version of the chat for those who prefer it. There is a song from the album also in the episode (Didn’t want to risk a copyright strike from YouTube). Will be up on other platforms shortly.

Since I got the The Quiet Place Away, it slowly become the album that I use to wind down at the end of the day and sometimes even fall asleep to. Curious about the album? Hit play below

Check out The Quiet Place Away on other platforms here – https://listen.ibuiltthesky.com/tqpa

The documentary can be purchased here – https://ibuiltthesky.bandcamp.com/merch/the-quiet-place-away-documentary

Stay tune for more interviews (maybe next week, no promises).

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July 3, 2022 at 10:00 am

Introducing: Deadstar

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Who: Deadstar is the instrumental project of Nihal Anand.

Where: Bangalore, India

What:  Last month, Deadstar released his debut album “In Between Dreams“. “Well its quite varied for the different songs on the album. A lot of the mood is based on travel and places I was lucky enough to see during the time I was writing the album.” said Nihal about the album. “Other songs are based off of TV shows, other bands, people that I know well and people I’ve never met. So it’s basically anything that really pushed me to feel something over the last 4 months. I think most of the songs are quite happy on the surface, but they all make me a tiny bit sad, so I think that’s the perfect vibe for this album.”

How:  “I’ve been writing songs for the album since May this year so its been about 3 months of writing, I usually finish writing/recording a song in a day so its still fresh, so I guess its 10 days of those 3 months that I actively spent writing songs.” said Nihal about how he went about writing the album. “A lot of times I didn’t feel like I could come up with anything nice if I forced it so I just picked up the guitar when I felt like. I probably spent more time travelling and collecting ideas in those months. Since I play and record alone, the songwriting process is completely linked to the recording. I’ll start off recording the riffs I have in mind, then add in second guitar and whatever drums I have in mind and from there it just keeps going. I rarely I have complete songs written when I start recording, because I need to know how all the parts sound together.”

“So that way, the actual recording was about 10 days and then I sat and obsessively mixed it for a few weeks, adding in keys, electronic bits and field recordings.” said Nihal about the recording process. “I do everything at home on my own, I recently bought this really nice Focusrite sound card and since I have an amp simulator I can record at any time, but it’s usually in the wee hours of the morning.”

Listen to “In Between Dreams” below

 

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September 28, 2015 at 10:00 am