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Now displaying: October, 2022
Oct 30, 2022

Oliver Johnson aka Dorian Concept will release his new album What We Do For Others on 28th October on Brainfeeder Records. It’s the third studio album by the Austrian producer and synthesizer savant, famed for his singular, beautifully detailed sonic tapestries and wild, utterly joyful live keyboard jam videos.

What We Do For Others is a relaxed, quietly confident and intimate record, founded on delightfully loose arrangements, feedbacked soundscapes and blessed with snatches of cryptic vocals that are presented more as additional instrumentation rather than lyrical phrases. All the elements and layers were recorded without interruptions and deliberately not edited. “I think that's why this record has something of a ‘band sound’” says Oliver. “It's me playing all kinds of different key- instruments, singing and using fx-units to create these freeform compositions.”

The title came to Oliver in a dream and stuck with him. “One thing I often find interesting about my creative process is that when I believe to be making something that others could like, it tends to not really connect with people,” he says. “Whereas when I get to that special place and just work from my gut – the music tends to often speak to the outside world naturally.”

Johnson says that he tried questioning his internal voice of self-judgment and temper his constant urge for improvement during the making of the album.

Topics Discussed In This Episode:

  • Dorian’s earliest memories of being introduced to music through film soundtracks such as Batman Returns (1992)
  • Sound synthesis
  • The earliest influences on Dorian
  • Dorian being influenced by Dj Spinna’s “Heavy Beats Vol. 2” in his youth
  • Experimenting and improvising with Micro Korgs
  • Dorian learning how to play the piano around the age of 6
  • Prepared piano
  • The importance of having teachers that can nurture one’s individual creativity
  • Connections between music and video games
  • 8 to 16-bit music used in early console games
  • Psychedelics
  • Set and setting
  • Questioning one’s perspective on using time
  • The intentionality of decisions made throughout one’s life
  • The compulsion for creating art
  • Dorian’s reasons for choosing to become a professional artist
  • His new album “What We Do For Others”
  • His track, Survival Instinct being the “heartpiece” of his album
  • Drawing parallels between creating a sculpture and creating music
  • Presenting complex points of view to a wider audience
  • Commercialization vs. arthouse creations
  • Breaking rules and questioning the process
  • Paradigm shifts in one’s own unique consciousness
  • Dorian creating lo-fi music videos for himself with the use of archival footage and processed through Blender

Artists Mentioned:

  • Dimlite (Musician)
  • Mike Slott (Musician)
  • Tupac (Rapper)
  • DJ Spinna (DJ)
  • John Coletrain (Saxophonist)
  • Edgard Varès (Composer)
  • Aphex Twin (Musician)
  • Little Snake (Musician)

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Oct 20, 2022

Topics Discussed In This Episode:

  • Discrimination against women in the film industry
  • The Weinstein investigation
  • 94% of women working in the film industry experiencing sexual assault
  • How film objectifies women through the use of camera angles, camera movement, and lighting techniques
  • Updating the narrative point of view
  • Predatory perspectives within filmmaking
  • Portraying love and intimacy in film in more nuanced ways
  • Addressing the male gaze
  • The need for more government funding for the arts in the U.S.

Artists / People Mentioned:

  • Iyabo Kwayana (Cinematographer)
  • Jeffrey Martin Zacks (Psychologist)
  • Sandra De Castro Buffington (Producer)
  • Catherine Hardwicke (Filmmaker)
  • Laura Mulvey (Film Theorist)
  • Eliza Hittman (Filmmaker)
  • Werner Herzog (Director)
  • Claire Denis (Director)

Films Mentioned:

  • Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017)
  • Sleeping Beauty (1959)
  • Blonde (2022)
  • Blade Runner (1982)
  • The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981)
  • Titane (2021)
  • Never Rarely Sometimes Always (2020)
  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019)

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Oct 3, 2022

Louis Cole is a singer-songwriter and sickeningly talented multi-instrumentalist with a strong DIY aesthetic from Los Angeles, California. He is on a mission to create deep feelings through music and is the figurehead of an LA jazz-adjacent scene that includes Genevieve Artadi (with whom Cole co-founded the alt pop / electrofunk band KNOWER in 2009), Sam Gendel, Sam Wilkes, Jacob Mann, Dennis Hamm, Pedro Martins and more. He will release his new album “Quality Over Opinion” on 14th October 2022 on Brainfeeder Records.

Topics Discussed In This Episode:

  • What initially attracted Louis to wanting to become a musician
  • Olfactory memories
  • How Louis approaches creating music now
  • Louis’s love for harmony and chord progressions
  • Musical gifts from the universe
  • Louis’s daily routines
  • The multiple albums Louis has coming out including a collaboration with Metropole Orkest in Holland
  • Louis’s wide range of eclectic musical taste
  • His experiences going to USC for music school

Artists Mentioned:

  • Frédéric Chopin (Composer)
  • Johann Sebastian Bach (Composer)
  • Bill Evans (Pianist)
  • Gil Evans (Pianist)
  • James Brown (Singer / Performer)
  • Stevie Wonder (Singer-Songwriter)
  • Igor Stravinsky (Composer)
  • Genevieve Artadi (Jazz Musician)
  • Thundercat (Singer-Songwriter / Bassist)
  • Sam Gendel (Musician)
  • Blake Mills (Musician)
  • Pino Palladino (Musician)
  • Kurt Rosenwinkel (Jazz Guitarist)
  • Meshuggah (Band)
  • Gustav Mahler (Composer)
  • Skrillex (DJ)
  • Doug Mosher (Saxophonist)
  • Keith Jarrett (Composer / Pianist)

Video Games Mentioned:

  • Mario Kart
  • Starfox
  • Streets of Rage

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