Auteur: Silent Puppet
Date: 02-08-2012 16h22
Thanks a lot for replying with your opinions and feedback.
Yes, portishead is a very large influence on this project, and, although i'm trying not to mimic them, it is true that i love their music.
I find certain arabic scales to be somewhat mysterious so it's not rare that i implement them in my songs wether i do it on purpose or not. I do have, however, in my plans, to make such a song also featuring a tabla player (i'm not sure what the correct term is, tabla drummer?).
The vocals in "in and out" are actually my own, yet i always try to collaborate with other artists, including vocalists (beit male or female) if i enjoy their voices. So far i have only collaborated with Red Aura vocal-wise.
I was going to put a saxophone player performing the solo in "in and out" however we failed to collaborate so i decided to leave it like that. I don't really want to put theremin in (although i really enjoy it) because, like you said, it's rather classical in trip hop. Even Bill Bailey used it trying to immitate portishead (and it actually worked really well) in one of his stand-ups.
I'm actually trying to make the project rather diverse - not having a genuine trip-hop identity. A song i'm planning to release for example, called "take me down", features a slow, dubstep-like bassline, and all the vocals are dirty and sound more like a poem than a song.
I am from Athens, Greece. Where are you from?
PS: I listened to your music via the link you provided and i have to say i really enjoyed it. I could really put it in the background and listen to it all day.