Modern Andy Interview on Nagamag

FolkTronic

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Nagamag:
Which are the genres that describe your music style better?

Modern Andy:
A genre that describes my music more in depth than DownTempo or Chill is something I call FolkTronic. To me FolkTronic is the combination of not just a folk or bluegrass sound interwoven with electronic elements but it is using acoustic instruments in general that are then incorporated into an electronic set. Recording live acoustic instruments for sample/loop playback later is a big part of what Modern Andy is and what I consider FolkTronic.


Nagamag:
Few words about your musical background and career?

Modern Andy:
I grew up in a musical household so I was exposed to music everyday from a very young age and I couldn't be more grateful for it. My dad played guitar and banjo, primarily bluegrass/folk music so as a child I was exposed to harmonies, fingerpicking and interesting chord structures. This helped shape how I would start Modern Andy to be a conceptual music/art project that would combine visuals and music to create a living art piece. As I experimented and explored this I I realized what I wanted to do was be a Modern Andy Warhol and thus Modern Andy was created.


Nagamag:
Do you remember your first connection of love to music that was the right impact to be a music artist now?

Modern Andy:
I fell in love with music at a very young age. There was always music being played in my house and there were instruments everywhere. From pianos, guitars, mandolins, banjos and more I could walk around our house and just experiment with music and different instruments. As I grew up I continued to experiment and became interested in audio recording and recording techniques. This really propelled me to become the musician I am today and how Modern Andy got its sound.


Nagamag:
What are some of your motivations when creating the music that you do?

Modern Andy:
Some motivations I have when creating my music is finding those places in a song I can get lost in, finding the places where you stop paying attention, where time ceases to exist and you get lost in the moment and lost in your thoughts. My motivation is to give as much power as possible to an instrumental song so the listener has no choice but feel what THEY feel, not feel what they are told to feel.


Nagamag:
What do you hope the listener takes away from a Modern Andy song?

Modern Andy:
My hope is the listener will take away a sense of individuality and uniqueness from my songs. I hope they feel that they haven’t ever really heard anything like this before and that they will get lost in the songs and be lost in their thoughts while they listen. I hope they create their own story and that Modern Andy is the soundtrack to that story they are telling.


Nagamag:
Many artists listen to genres that they are not producing music for. Which track is your favorite that is NOT similar to yours?

Modern Andy:
Glen Hansard "Say it to me Now"


Nagamag:
Of Course Nagamag would love to listen also which is the track from a similar artist you admire?

Modern Andy:
Nine Inch Nails "La Mer"

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