I haven't been this passionate about an artist's music since Depeche Mode. I expect that I'll be listening to your music some twenty plus years later as well. I hope you keep putting out such amazing sounds for years to come. Do you plan on creating music as long as possible or do you look forward to a retirement of sorts?
The first band I ever really loved was Depeche Mode. I heard 'Dreaming Of Me' in 1980 when I was 12 and realised what I wanted to do with my life. I bought everything they released, saw them at Hammersmith Odeon [sneaked in underage with my friend and his older brother] and knew all the words. I even bought a grey raincoat and grew my fringe so i could pose in front of the mirror with my Roland SH-101.
Then Vince left and my interest began to decline. I let go of them after 'Some Great Reward' - the soppy piano ballads and sub-Neubaten clanging started to get on my tits.
"Upstairs At Eric's" was a huge album for me too. I'm more into the analogue than the digital when it comes to electronic music. I ended up working 'Upstairs at Erics' myself later on when I worked as an engineer at Blackwing Studios during the 1990s. Eric Radcliffe was my boss and sold me loads of Vince's old gear he found in a cupboard. I still use it all to this day.
I can't retire as i don't have a job.
Managed to FINALLY get my hands on a Soundtracs mixer per your mention. During it's inaugural mix-down I instantly fell in love. Wonderful character and a fun mixer to "play". I know you've said opinions are like assholes, but I'd let your asshole pick my mixer any-day. And.... well... ok... i'm leaving now.Ott responded on 12/02/2013 Next question
Hello, mr. Ott!
Is there plans to visit Ukraine in nearest feature?