We sat down with a unique and diverse creator, a musician who’s style originates from inspirations such as David Bowie, Marc Bolan and Jarvis Cocker. Everybody meet, Johann Sebastian Punk.
Q: What was your first musical experience? what first influenced you to get into this field of music?
A: I used to listen to the most obscure, complicated and unbearable music possible. I miss a missed ignorance. Now I’m much more a pop songs guy — but the damage is done. That’s why Johann Sebastian Punk has both a melodic and an experimental nature, it is the result of a tension between my dark side and my shiny side.
Q: What is your local music scene like? do you fit in?
A: I simply can’t fit in it as my ideas are too voluminous and the receptacle could lamely contain a gnat. Current Italian independent scene clichés are diametrically opposed to my creative proposal.
Q: What originally influenced your name?
A: I have considered using my real name, but I thought the music I was making couldn’t represent my creative personality fully.
Q: What is your creative process? How do you create these pieces?
A: There is not a standard process. My daemon knocks at my door and I always let him step in. Usually, music comes first. Then I approach my piano or my guitars to get the harmony out of the melody I’ve got in my mind. Then I record it digitally putting electric guitars (my Gibson Les Paul Back Lady or my Fender Telecaster Paisley), bass and drums. Then I write the arrangements for all the ancillary instruments.
Q: And Finally, You’ve got a huge concert lined up – what would be your dream venue?
A: The Royal Albert Hall, with that amazing pipe organ, may please my ego. Packed, please.
Johann’s brand new album ‘Phoney Music Entertainment’ is out now, so go check it out!
(Channel + video links) Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDUUkQQFWXIFK8R3YjHY0jA
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