➜ Our mix for Nothing But Hope And Passion
We were asked by the awesome guys at NBHAP to put together a mix, so of course we said yes and did something a little different…
We based the whole thing around the demise of HAL9000, the psychotic computer from Kubrick’s ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’, and peppered quotes from him throughout the mix.
We also included some new satan stuff in there, alongside a tracklist that takes in everything from Pink Floyd to Slipknot. Enjoy!
To be honest, music is only a small part of our influences. It’s about the places we visit, and live in, and also the people we meet
One of our biggest inspirations outside of music is the documentary film-maker Adam Curtis. I’ve been avidly watching his work since I happened across ‘The Power Of Nightmares’ on BBC2 in 2004 (watch it here), and with every series he does, a fascinating web of human emotion is unfurled through stories of power, corruption and lies.
I managed to interview him in 2011 for Drowned in Sound (which you can read here), about how he uses music and sound in his films, and he was such a lovely guy and full of all these brilliant stories. He also has a blog on the BBC, and each post acts like a bitesize documentary, exposing little webs of interconnected stories to explain modern phenomenon, such as why no-one trusts politicians anymore, which is the subject of his latest blog, posted today.
It’s brilliant, and you should go read it now. He even used a portion of one of my solo tracks called ‘Ichor’ in the 10th video down, and placed it behind a shot of Rupert Murdoch looking very, very shady.
We don’t really have any plan. Sometimes we’ll start with an idea and it ends up going on a massive tangent and the results aren’t anything like we thought they’d go.