Monday, June 17, 2013

EIC's 10Q's w/ Phaseone

" atmosphere of glacial space travel bliss.."

(Photo credit: Kyle Dean Reinford)

Conducting New Constellations

Phaseone Bio:
St. Louis beat maker Andrew Jernigan a.k.a. Phaseone gained quite a following after his early remixes and mixtapes began creating buzz around the internet in 2009. These releases included noteworthy cuts of Animal Collective, Panda Bear, and Burial. That same year Phaseone released his debut LP, 'Thanks But No Thanks', as a free download showing that he's not too shabby at creating his own tracks as well.  Jernigan recently relocated to Brooklyn, NY to work on his forthcoming LP, 'If I Tell U', due May 7th 2013 (digital) and May 28th (vinyl).  The record is out via Adult Swim's William Street Records, home to Killer Mike's critically acclaimed R.A.P. Music LP and Metalocalypse's Dethlok.  With this new release Phaseone further expands the boundaries between producer and artist creating a swirling universe and unique aesthetic that is distinctly his own

Hello, how are you?
Great, thanks.

What are you currently listening to?
'MBV', Ike Yard's 'Ike Yard', Earth Roots & Water's 'Innocent Youths', HTRK..

When did this project come about, whom/what were your biggest influences?
I've tried to make electronic music on and off since like 2000, fucking with jungle and dub sounds, and around 2004 I was feeling inspired by producers like The Neptunes and Kanye West and I wanted to create a unique, personal sound like they did and I've been refining that ever since.

Is there a story behind the band name?
I'm in a band?

Care to tell us a little bit about your latest release 'If I Tell U'; themes, favorite tracks, recording snags?
Yeah I wrote all the music and pretty much recorded it all only as it came to me... rather than sitting down with no ideas and experimenting and piecing different random stuff together. I really tried to rely on my writing abilities. I wanted to create a landscape, a world that conjures a strong visual with different characters that come in and out that you can enter and explore and interpret individually, sort of like the Cocteau Twins did. I was listening to 'Four-Calender Cafe' a lot.

Will you be touring for said release?
We'll see.

Got any other projects we should know about?
Yeah I'm working on a project with QVC that's a little lighter than this record; the songs are all shorter and they're all bangers pretty much. Pulling in more of our rap influences. And there are a couple other projects in their infant stages. A couple solo records.

What movie would work best on mute while listening to your music?
Probably Blade Runner, I guess. That's what people have told me. Or Blood Meridian if it were a movie. I'm not really into film that much.

You can only keep/listen to ONE album for the rest of your life ..which album would it be?
Outkast's 'Aquemini'

Are you living your dream?
I don't really think about it. I'm really happy to be putting out records and that the people who like my music can hear them.

Thanx Andrew, Nick & Matt!

Phaseone recently released his "second" LP, it'd be a shame if you didn't listen to what Phaseone had to tell U...

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