>>>> EFM: What inspired lamellar? When did you start the project?
>>>> lamellar: I think it started out as an effort to translate emotional states to sound pieces and melodic arrangements, which would attribute a sense of beginning and end to events that otherwise lack it. It was also a way to commemorate a moment, a soundscape or a particular day or place as a musical snapshot and to create a space where one can relive it, make it linger, re-appropriate the experience and keep it accessible in the form of a song-memory capsule. It was always about the moments of isolation when time stretches and silence takes over. Spontaneous acts of resistance against inertia and a self-invitation to explore. Also the most affordable way to travel when you’re stuck in a room. [corpuscles] is a selection of songs I wrote during the last couple of years. Every time I finished one I thought I would stop, but I didn’t, so.. I thought I might as well let someone listen.
>>>> EFM: When did you start making music and was there an event or maybe a person/artist/album that triggered this path?
>>>> lamellar: The very first time I remember was playing around with my dad, a toy synthesizer and tapes. He was a mathematician and he had come up with this arithmetic notation system for music, just so we don’t forget the melodies. Later on I had some classical music training, I switched between a few instruments, but I dropped out soon enough to spoil my career as a real musician. Then as a teenager I got into the habit of scribbling down lyrics and trying out melodies shut in my room. I guess that’s what is still going on.
…something mysteriously connected them to each other.
>>>> EFM: What was your creative process like for corpuscles?
>>>> lamellar: It wasn’t the same each time, but I do admit to have a liking for distorted sounds, sudden twists in melody and a certain sense of contrast. But to make an album of that, I tried to bring together in retrospect the songs which sounded like stories. It could be that each song was recorded in a different place and time, with different equipment, but something mysteriously connected them to each other.
>>>> EFM: What sort of equipment did you use for this album?
>>>> lamellar: Really basic… A microphone, a sound card, music software programs, sometimes a midi, or a piano, a melodica, mundane objects, anything I could lay my hands on.
I recently moved to Berlin where there is a big electronic music scene and plenty of space for experimentation.
>>>> EFM: Are you involved in any other projects or collaborations? (musical or non-musical)
>>>> lamellar: Everything is unofficial and everything is fun.
>>>> EFM: Is there a big experimental (or any) music scene where you live? (you can tell us the area/city if you’d like)
>>>> lamellar: I recently moved to Berlin where there is a big electronic music scene and plenty of space for experimentation. It’s sort of like a big radio tuned in to all frequencies simultaneously in order to drive you crazy.
>>>> EFM: Are there any artists you would like to recommend to our readers; artists you’re into right now? (maybe local artists?)
>>>> lamellar: I am never ready for this question.
>>>> EFM: What are your goals as an artist right now?
>>>> lamellar: I want to stay real? Apart from that, I think exposure is a good step and I’ll just let it take me where it may. Getting more serious about equipment is also an option.
>>>> EFM: What are you plans for this project? For the future? Are you planning on performing live?
>>>> lamellar: I’d like to learn more about music making, get involved with like-minded/eared people and evolve. This used to scare me, but I would definitely like to perform live, I would just like to share the stage.