Interview With APKLYPZ

1. When did you realise that you had a passion for music?

1. I have loved music since I was a little kid swinging a tambourine. Music was the only thing I could find bearable in church growing up. I started playing bass in the church band by 12, and by 15 I was playing in garage bands. I spent my twenties playing in all kinds of bands. I enjoyed the studio and found my way to an audio engineering degree. In school, I took a film editing class. I loved it. Went to film school. I got recruited my last year of film school by a big giant tech company, and that’s where I am today. Music has always been right there in my journey, and now I make music and videos as APKLYPZ for my own creative fulfillment.

2. Who are your main inspirations as an artist? 1. Growing up, this was the 90’s glory days of Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, NIN, Rage Against the Machine, 311, Smashing Pumpkins, on and on. I grew up in that age and its my comfort music. Nowadays as APKLYPZ, artists like Bonobo, DJ Shadow, Wax Tailor, El-P, Portishead, Radiohead, influence the sound.

3. What would you like to achieve as an artist? 1. I want to make music that becomes the soundtrack to moments in someones life. Part of the tapestry of experience. If even for one person. And on a personal level, I want to maintain the open expressive channel fee free to explore the psychedelic realm of music and video wherever it leads.

4. tell us a little more about your recent project? 1. Dystopionics is a first collection of songs that have been kicked around the last few years. Thematically, I think of it as emotional accompaniment music to moments in a retro-futuristic sci-fi movie with a gritty slow-burn story. Scene building elements for setting a tone and creating a sense of entanglement with its surroundings. As a project itself, I spent a year or so working on it at nights. I decided to make the music video for Time and I really love the energy it has. I feel like the video really encapsulates a snapshot of the world and setting the songs take place in. It gives a sense of weight and color and psychedelic glitch that I envisioned when I worked on all of the songs.

5. is there anything else you would like to tell our readers? Watch the video. http://vevo.ly/bLaOTF