Is "good" music something cerebral or visceral?

When I listen to good music, my body wants to move. This means that ideologically and mentally, the music has touched my soul in a visceral way. The technical, cerebral side of me listens out for whether or not something is solidly mixed and mastered. But I am biased because I’m a musician. For non-musicians, perhaps “good” music is something only visceral.

Does that also change depending on its context in time and place?

I believe that everything happens when it’s meant to happen. I also create music in the same way. It all comes down to how and what the listener will feel in the end. In terms of how what’s considered “good” changes with the times, there’s a slightly more complex answer: perhaps the cerebral decides on what’s “good” or not depending on how the creator has used the technology available to them at the time to the best of their ability.

Every person I meet in my life, I remember with a specific song or an artist.

How do you listen to music?

I listen intently, even if it’s on in the background as I do something else. Sometimes though, I’ll be having a dialogue with somebody, but I won't remember much of what was said. It's just that my mind will be busy analyzing every sound in the song I'm listening to. On the other hand, when I paint, it is mandatory to have music in the background — often a completely different genre.

Do you think that the technology with which we listen to music encourages us to consume music differently?

I feel that the way we listen to music has evolved along with technological progress. What I like about Spotify is that they made the music not be divided into genres, but into moods. I think that gives us a lot of freedom, as well as the fact that nowadays it is very easy to produce and publish your own music. 

Do you think music changes the way we remember?

Every person I meet in my life, I remember with a specific song or an artist. ■

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Moonshine

Conceptualized while dancing around a fire deep in the mountains of central Bulgaria, Moonshine is an ode to the storytelling abilities of nature and the heightened feelings and ruminations that the natural world can draw from us in ways that we can’t quite grasp. Distorted sitars, flutes, dreamy pianos, organic percussion, synthesized drumbeats, and a plethora of almost unidentifiable sounds are layered upon each other, deconstructed, rebuilt, and transmogrified across the duo’s first E.P. on Scorpios Music.

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