We’ve written lots about Sp8ce Owl and his music over the previous few years, and it’s all the time nice to catch up and discover out what he’s been as much as. We final spoke to Sp8ce Owl nearly precisely a 12 months in the past, and since that point lots has modified for the artist. So, with out additional ado, right here’s our new chat with Sp8ce Owl.
Whats up! Thanks for talking with us once more!
So good to be talking with you once more. I actually admire all of the publicity you will have given to me and my music, and this chance to share!
We final talked to you about your music again in June final 12 months – so nearly precisely a 12 months in the past. What’s modified in that point?
Each musically and personally lots has modified. I’ll begin with personally as a result of it bleeds into the modifications musically. Within the final 12 months or so I’ve spent an excessive amount of time engaged on myself. Earlier in my life I made decisions to try to keep snug and in doing so it broken my bodily physique in addition to my spirit. Over this final 12 months I’ve labored on each of these issues. As I strengthened myself bodily it awoke sure elements of my spirit. With my spirit waking up it might be probably the most actualized whereas I made music. Now music all the time woke up my spirit, however with my new consciousness I began exploring musical boundaries I wasn’t able to earlier than. Now the heightened psychological state I entered whereas creating appears like I’m surrounded by infinite vibrations that envelop my consciousness as I try to pluck them out of the ether. Now could be this actually taking place? I’m not certain, however it’s what it appears like. Due to music I’ve additionally gained some confidence that I typically struggled with, and to be sincere I nonetheless do at instances. The deeper I dive into music the extra obvious to me that making music is the best single factor to return into my life, and it impacts each facet of my life.
Your newest single is known as, ‘Stepping Into Eternity’. What’s your private idea of Eternity? Do you imagine in it? What does it imply to you?
Eternity has modified for me all through my life. Rising up with a spiritual mom my idea of eternity was largely primarily based on the Christian educating of my childhood the place heaven and hell have been the constructs that represented eternity. As a younger man the place I used to be largely beneath a cloud of 1 type of intoxication, or one other eternity was a diluted idea that appeared to embody the whole lot and nothing in any respect. One thing that hid at nighttime crevices of my thoughts by no means being absolutely fashioned in something. Now it’s about power and vibration, and it swims beneath the whole lot all the time current bringing magnificence to completely the whole lot round me. No starting no finish the true essence of the whole lot round us being actually everlasting together with ourselves. I’ve felt it twice whereas meditating, and it was pure bliss. Intoxicating with no come down including a vibrancy to each second i skilled it. Feeling the awe-inspiring energy of the connection of all issues in every single place all through eternity.
‘Stepping Into Eternity’ is out of your new album, ‘The Different Facet Of The Atlantic’. When is that due for launch, and what can followers count on from that?
The Different Facet Of The Atlantic is out now, and followers can count on to listen to the primary EP closely impressed by my journeys to Europe. This European affect may even be heard in the summertime EP launch in addition to the full-length album for later this 12 months.
Who or what conjures up you musically, and why? What about life inspirations?
Maloya, George FitzGerald, Lane 8, Mr. Tout Le Monde, AM.ACE, Moonkids, and Deeplace are only a few of the artists which have been inspiring me of late as a result of they make me wish to discover completely different sounds and strategies in my music making, plus I actually get pleasure from listening to them. As for all times inspiration, I get impressed by the wonder that surrounds us. At house, it’s the redwoods and ocean, and as I’ve been touring to Europe, I get impressed by the immense magnificence that’s in every single place from the constructing and artwork to the pure landscapes.
What are your favorite devices/techniques for making music? Do you’re feeling with the pc know-how obtainable as of late that music making is opening up for a wider vary of people that would by no means have thought-about it earlier than?
Ableton is the DAW that i work in, and I find it irresistible. I believe it gives me each flexibility and ease of use that I don’t discover in some other DAW. In addition to the synthesizers I exploit I exploit a variety of digital devices that I play on a midi keyboard. I do that as a result of I can use them at house in addition to when I’m touring, as a result of they take up no extra house and there are such a lot of choices, from violins and synthesizers to pianos and some other sound or instrument you could possibly consider. Since I’ve been touring to Europe lots recently my Teenage Engineering TX-6 has been a sport changer. I exploit it as my audio interface with my laptop computer and exterior gear, and with it’s small footprint it’s actually unbelievable. After I go to my DAWless setup issues just like the MPC Stay 2 and the Deluge act as centerpieces to my setup to let me add and management different gear. My music tools turns into an extension of my musical expression and why I’m all the time looking out for brand spanking new gear wherever I can discover it.
If you happen to might begin yet again, what if something would you do otherwise, and why?
I really feel laptop know-how’s impression on music has positively opened up music making to extra folks and individuals who most likely wouldn’t have explored music earlier than. It now combines the creative and analytic types of considering collectively so music is generated in many alternative methods. What I personally love about it’s now music has actually infinite potentialities.
What route do you anticipate your music taking you within the subsequent 5 years?
Actually I don’t assume I might change something. A number of the missteps I took within the begging and on this journey have been a number of the issues I’ve leaned probably the most from in addition to a number of the greatest progress due to them. In addition they make me grateful for the place I’m in now.
My hope is to all the time develop extra musically, however I believe what I see the most important change will likely be me being extra open to exploring reside performances which I’m beginning to look into.