Neo-classical composer/producer Emiji has launched his new album My Journeys. We requested him the BIG questions . . .
Emiji aka Marcin Ciszczon is without doubt one of the Administrators of the profitable file label Diffusion Lab (house to Soulé, Jafaris, Nealo) and is captivated with using psychedelic crops in psychotherapy.
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He has now recorded an album that explores the ideas that music, nature and psychotropic crops will be of therapeutic profit to at least one’s psychological, bodily, and non secular wellbeing.
Inform us three issues about your self?
I began studying piano after I was 19, which is tremendous late, however nonetheless managed to place in a number of effort and get fairly good technically and I am self-taught.
I naturally stopped consuming meat over 4 years in the past. It really works for me. All people is completely different although, so I wouldn’t be like, “hey I’ve carried out it and it is best to too” however it helps the planet, so it offers me a little bit of a sense that I contribute.
I like a DIY lifestyle. You may be taught absolutely anything and all the things on YouTube these days (you may? – Ed). YouTube it and simply begin! Sure, there are obstacles and I do know you may obtain extra when partnering however nonetheless, YouTube is your buddy and I all the time encourage folks to make use of it for studying.
How would you describe your music?
Ambient/cinematic/neoclassical to place it into these “musical kinds drawers”. Emotionally it offers you a complete vary of emotions – from fairly, good, and calm sounds to harsh, mellow, and darkish motifs.
Who’re your musical inspirations?
Not gonna be too authentic right here – life, no matter occurs or has occurred earlier than, and music I take heed to by means of the years. To be extra particular, I really like Peter Sandberg, particularly Deep, and what Sting has carried out with orchestra, on Symphonicities – I Burn For You. These can be two huge inspirations, although there are extra – Vangelis and Thomas Newman, or Nigel Stanford.
How are you occupying your self throughout the coronavirus lockdown?
Aside from the truth that I reside close to a lake and a forest the place I’ve been going for walks and jogging so much, I principally went inventive with images, with my drone and digicam and making extra music. I’ve restored a brilliant low cost upright piano that I purchased for like 100 quid, together with supply. It took two months to get it to the purpose that’s above my ability set, however I’m gonna go away it there, so it nonetheless sounds home-ish, a bit clicky and never “skilled.”
What’s your favorite music proper now?
I pay attention so much to tremendous calm and a bit darkish dub techno as of late and a number of ambient and world music. I suppose it is a come again to after I listened to techno typically (1994-1999). Nonetheless like jazz and funk, neo-soul, however If I actually needed to decide, I’d say Finish of the Affair by Ben Howard. This man is on one other degree emotionally and the way in which he’s related together with his guitar, I’ve come throughout it on YouTube and it blew me away, the considerably psychedelic vibes, Pink Floyd-ish guitar, delays, and his vocals – wonderful.
Favorite lyric of all time?
Entire music truly – Adam F – The Tree Is aware of The whole lot feat. Tracy Thorn (1997).
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I’ve many reminiscences related to it and in some way it stays in my thoughts since I first heard it. Its that means is definitely altering sometimes, however it all the time comes again to “. . . however, the tree wasn’t blind”. I really like this music, the entire album was a contemporary strategy to drum ’n’ bass again then and after I take heed to it, it nonetheless sounds contemporary to this present day. The music is jazzy, atmospheric, and melancholic. I suppose it’s about love, like so many songs are. However the tree wasn’t blind – timber reside longer than us, even lots of of years, in order that they’ve seen what now we have not. Clearly, that is simply my interpretation, however I prefer it, particularly given what’s occurring with this world these days.
Should you might solely pay attention to at least one music for the remainder of your life, what wouldn’t it be?
Then it might be silence (I imply quiet sounds of nature). That is what psychedelics have proven me too – silence is as vital as music, so I select “silence” on this case. But when it actually needs to be a music – that is going to be actually troublesome to decide on, there’s so lots of them. I’ll go for Pink Floyd – Shine On You Loopy Diamond for the tough, natural sound that I really like. It’s not cinematic although.
The place can folks discover your music/extra info?
I’m doing a reside meditation and listening celebration of my debut album on Sunday, March twenty eighth at 9.00pm on Fb.