Ott, I notice you draw influence from impersonalist and/or voidist philosophers (such as Alan Watts), but I've read/heard you denouce personalism/God in many places. Have you read Bhagavad-Gītā and/or Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam, or any other Vedic literatures translated by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda, with his purports on the original Sanskrit verses? Self-realisation is pretty straightforward, but God-realisation must come through a bona fide source of information descending through disciplic succession (parampara) from Krsna Himself, the Absolute Truth. So, what I'm wondering is: have you not yet had the fortune to come in contact with a true representative of Krsna, God, or are you ignoring the evidence to maintain your own position as God so you may avoid scriptural injunctions which may be unfavourable to the false ego?
"Keep the company of those who seek the truth, but run from those who think they have found it."
Alan Watts has such a mellifluous cadence to his voice, don't you think?
Hi again Ott. I'm glad to hear I was imagining that whole thing. It's not that I was expecting you to be brazenly ecstatic, (fist pumping, hollering), I just hadn't experienced a DJ set; both of the other times I saw you (once at the Bottleneck in Lawrence, KS and on the Satellite Stage at Wakarusa 2014) you had more of your equipment with you.
I'm sorry to hear about your monitor issues though, maybe that's where I picked up that vibe and I apologize for misinterpreting that.
You obviously like to do things your own way and that's part of why I love your music so much. Perhaps my perception of an Album Release Tour was backwards as well; I'm not sure where I even conceived expectations of an ART so for that I apologize as well.
Needless to say you played an amazing set, and I did in fact have a blast. Baby Robot has been a favorite of mine and I about lost it when you played it.
Thank you for the clarification, and again I'll see you next May at Red Rocks. Safe travels!
Hi Ott, i'm am amateur electronic noodler and love your music. Another question on your bass. Are you pitch bending ever so slightly and rapidly (as one would on an electric bass guitar) and if so, what fraction of a whole tone is it ? Or is it some whacky LFO Fx ?Ott responded on 10/11/2015