One issue I'm mindful of when producing is that I have way too many tools & instruments at hand and never get to know a single on inside out.
Movements like dub, punk and hip hop were spawned from necessity to innovate with limited resources backed with socio-political struggle. Do you see a correlation in the level of homogeneity is some EDM scenes with the comfortable lifestyles of its producers and consumers?
Also, do you ever limit yourself to a set of toys or a single instrument to push yourself to get something fresh out of it?
Yes and yes.
For 'Fairchildren' my limitation was to use as few plugin synths and effects as possible and I achieved that, to a great extent. I think by only using equipment with no available presets I managed to avoid a lot of the sonic clichés I hear when I'm out.
I'm aware, however, that that is just my bullshit opinion and my music could well sound like generic horseshit to everyone else.
Hello, Ott! Been listening and enjoying your art for many years now. I've often been curious about the way you musically approach certain cornflakes. Especially when on acid, the concepts of marmalade often heard in your muskrats are truly divine. Like right now, for example, I'm wandering if the vicinity scissors thumbtack was ever incredibly delectable? Either whet, I'm a tromboniously huge flapper, really help that yardstick freedom will eliminate all obese!!!Ott responded on 10/12/2015 Next question
You are definitely my number 1 electronic artist, please keep this going, don't stop producing anytime soon.
I would like to know what is your personal opinion on Carbon Based Lifeforms music? And you've said in some interview that "The Orb" were an inspiration for you. Can you please tell me what other artist you think got you inspired.