Monday, March 11, 2013

EIC's 10Q's w/ Alek Fin

"..sensual futuristic synthetic air.."

Alek Fin
Prudent Synthetic Honesty

Alek Fin Bio:
Alek Fin is the Electronic/Alternative solo project created by producer Adam Finkel in late 2009. The debut album “Better When Seen From Above” was released in early 2010. Since then Adam has been releasing a series of remixes as well as working with 4 good friends, Jonathan Marsh (bask), Jeff Zavala (Anicca), John Figueroa (Captions) and Umang Bhakta (Vex Mohan) in creating a live show around it. They are currently performing around Southern California

Hello, how are you?
Hey, I'm doing well. Thanks for asking.

What are you currently listening to?
Nosaj Thing's 'Home', Flying Lotus' 'Until The Quiet Comes', 'Shields' by Grizzly Bear, and Tame Impala's 'Lonerism'..

When did this project come about and whom were your biggest influences for said project?
I started Alek Fin in the Fall of 2009. I was listening to a lot of Unkle, Autolux, Flying Lotus, Radiohead, Thom Yorke, Sigur Rós, and Jon Hopkins.

Care to tell us a little bit about your latest release 'Mull'?
It's an EP about the different stages of thought and acceptance I went through while dealing with some recent heavy circumstances. Took me a lot of time and work to get it where I wanted it. Really meant a lot to put it out there.

Any plans to tour for said release?
No tours scheduled yet. Have a good feeling that will change in the upcoming months though.

If you could choose one different artist for each song on your  EP to be remixed/re-made, whom would you choose?
"Mull" - Jamie XX /  "Rocks In Paper" - Caribou / "Waiting Like A Wolf" - Jaques Greene / "Gone" - Tokimonsta

Got any other projects we should know about?
I have a couple in development. Keeping them under wraps at the moment.

What movie would work best on mute while listening to you music?
Blade Runner

You can only keep/listen to ONE album for the rest of your  life ..which album would it be?
I would be happy with either Grizzly Bear's 'Veckatimest' or Radiohead's 'In Rainbows'. I have a lot of memories associated with both. They would be great for nostalgia.

Are you living your dream?
Still a little ways to go. Regardless, I'm enjoying the process of getting there.

Thanx Adam!

Alek Fin is currently too underrated (IMO), if you get a moment (please) spread the word..?

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