— Hi! Tell us a little about yourself, and especially about your passion for electronic music. Is your education related to music?
— Hi, I’m Brandon Vare, from the North West of England. I got into electronics when I was a teenager, became obsessed with synthesisers and have spent the time since buying them, I’ve studied music but it’s never been massively relevant to what I do myself. I’m not interested in one style or sound, I find the technology itself keeps me interested.
— Tell us more about your release “Powerline EP”, who or what inspired you for its creation?
— It’s mostly a collection of stuff I’d had around for years, I worked with Extrapolation to finalise 4 tracks from probably hundreds, some are older Ableton based tracks and some are more recent live jams, I recall Powerline being recorded to tape which made it difficult to edit afterwards.
— Please describe how your creative work process is going on – from idea to realization. What kind of hardware do you use?
— It’s pretty much plug in and go for me, especially now I’m doing stuff live in one take. I’m slowly moving back towards computers too. I recently got rid of a little Eurorack setup too, miss it a lot. I’ve had a lot of equipment over the years.
— What are you working on now and what are do you plan in the near future?
— Working on a lot of different things these days, mainly working on another “Music for Film” type album and some more EPs.
— Do you have any favorite labels and musicians? What kind of music do you prefer to listen to in the player?
— I listen to my friends music a lot, too many people out there doing good stuff to count. Obvious shout outs to Extrapolation, Jelly Roll Soul, Voder etc.
— Is it important for you, from which media to listen to? Is it necessarily with vinyl, or can it be with digital media? Do you collect vinyl?
— No preference, just depends on where I’m listen. Convenience speaks volumes, enjoy putting a record on though.
— How would you describe your music?
— I differs a lot, sometimes I make beat less and more ambient music, sometimes more uptempo and full on sometimes in between. I’d say I’m an electronic musician first and foremost rather than a techno producer or whatever. Experimenting is what makes it fun.
— Does music help you in everyday life?
— I’d say so, It’s an escape from working a lot.
It is noteworthy that the mix, recorded specially for our project, entirely consists of Brandon’s own tracks.
The Love Theme (Romance Demo)
Celtic Future War