Sidian, Ersatz & Vanes (Designers)
(1) How do you find the music you listen to? Usually we just share recommendations between each other, otherwise we rather enjoy going to concerts, and of course the internet has opened up endless listening possibilities, but actually too much choice isn’t always a good thing. (2) What is your favorite way to enjoy music (live, alone, in the car, bath, work, etc.)? Music is very dependent on context, so we wouldn’t necessarily say that there was a favourite way of ours to enjoy music. In some cases enjoyment isn’t always the desired effect either! Any particular moment of life probably has some sort of music that suits the situation. (3) What do you find exciting about the new music you listen to? We’re just excited to hear new new music at all. I don’t think it’s getting easier to create new sounding music, so whenever you do hear something original it can seem like quite an achievement. (4) What is it about the songs you’ve been listening to for years that resonates with you? The songs/tracks that have stayed with us over the years are those that have strong simple central ideas. However, sometimes it’s not so easy to say why exactly a piece of music will resonate with you. Music, however conceptual it’s origin, is often judged on it the visceral connection and feelings you have for it, and ultimately that’s why it is so important to us.
1. Steve Reich // Music for 18 Musicians
2. Kraftwerk // Trans Europe Express
3. Manuel Göttsching // E2-E4
4. Schoenberg // Piano Music
5. Replica // Oneohtrix Point Never
6. John Fahey // Summertime
7. Rhys Chatham // Guitar Trio
8. Can // Vitamin C
9. Talking Heads// Born Under Punches
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