What is one of your favorite elements of Dub music? What attracted you to such style?
I like the fact that it's an art form based upon studio technology, with a focus on the sonics and the rhythm, as opposed to the lyrics and the singer. It's a form of aural sculpture. In the hands of somebody like Scientist it's as graceful as a ballet and precise as poetry.
Hey Ott! I had the pleasure of seeing you for the first time last fall at Sacred Vibrations Music Festival here in Michigan. It was a dream to see you in such an intimate setting & outdoors! I read a previous answer from you stating you prefer small venues where you can see your fans faces, and I was wondering if you have a favorite intimate venue that you play at in the US? Are there any small venues you'd like to play at that you haven't yet? Hope I can catch you in Grand Rapids, MI sometime at The Intersection! :)
P.S. Your vinyls have the best sound quality I believe I have ever heard. THANK YOU!
Hello Ott! I have a question related to making music. There seems to be a lot of all kinds of wonky and/or glitchy sounds in your music. An obvious example would be the part in Adrift In Hilbert Space which starts on 4.20 where everything's all around the place (in a controlled manner of course). Another sound that interests me in particular is the bendy synth in Unit Delta Plus, starting from around 0.50. All those things make your music move in a fun way. I would like to know, how do you usually go about making those kinds of sounds? Is it just recording while turning all the rights knobs, or do you record something into audio, and then edit it by hand? I've tried doing something along those lines, but I always end up with something that sounds completely out of place. Thank you for your valuable tips and lovely music. Hope to see you in Finland soon!Ott responded on 02/12/2018