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ARTIST INTERVIEW: AINTI


Interview


1. Cru cru AINTI, super nice to have the chance to chat with you. First and foremost what got you into music?


Hey man, thanks for the opportunity. I’ve always been into music, I grew up listening to radio a lot, mostly 80s songs. Also, I’m an IT guy, a nerd. For me, music is in the mid-way of arts and IT, being in front of a computer for the whole day is not a big issue.




2. What’s the best decade for alternative music?


I’d say alternative musicians have a better exposure nowadays, we can produce our own stuff in our own home studios. There is a very interesting music scene happening because of this new technological democracy and easy access to these tools.




3. Who's your favorite artist from the electronic music scene?


Nowadays “Tricky”. This guy has been through lots of problems in his life and the way he conveys everything to his compositions and aesthetics it’s mindblowing.




4. What trip-hop artists inspire you when you're creating a piece as complex as "My Very Good Days"?


I had Portishead always banging my head, mainly because of the melodic line. The second part, with distorted guitars, I had Massive Attack, Tricky (even though he doesn’t like to be known as a trip-hop artist) and a little of Depeche Mode (synth-pop/industrial ish). The third part, back to Portishead and a bit of 50s blues music. Then, Nównøis’ voice matched everything like a charm.




5. How is your musosoup experience going?


So far so good. I’m still quite new to this, I don’t know how to properly measure it, though.




6. What’s your favorite art rock album?


I’m not really into a specific album, it always depends on my mood. I’d say I’m a more playlist guy. If I indeed had to point out an album then I’d say Dead Can Dance’s “Spleen and Ideal”.





7. What is "My Very Good Days" and why is it so cinematic?


“My Very Good Days” is about not fitting in. People not being able to fit inside of standards, being too much and going further of what was expected, not performing societal roles that are found out being the rest of something, being recycled as a "neo puritanism". This is about not sacrificing desires just because "a woman would never say that". About the cinematic mood, I think it’s a consequence: I always thought about a video clip for this song, like, a woman being chased and enjoying it, fighting with monsters and police squads as if she was a criminal.




8. Who is your inspiration and what's your favorite ice cream flavor?


There are some artists that are on the spot for me, as mentioned Tricky has a big influence on me. I also like PJ Harvey, she’s a bit more raw and minimal which I really much appreciate and want to bring to my songs. About the ice cream, sometimes caramel, pistachio, strawberry.




9. What’s your favorite movie of all time?


Fight Club, but we’re supposed to not talk about it.




10. Do you agree with the Pigeon?


Cru cru!



Review

"My Very Good Days" is a sprawling world that features metallic percussion complemented by rural bubbles that promise a multifaceted experimental single willing to take risks and that's exactly what we get on this trip-hop planet. The skeletal beats are mysterious and dark and carry a lot of tension with them, moreover, they are complemented by Nównøis that delivers a feminine and sensual performance that makes this whole musical diamond really hard to pin down... As if it wasn't already bold and distinctive enough, "My Very Good Days" surprisingly decides to slow down, gradually being conquered by ominous synthesizers that seem to come from the underworld... and Nównøis cacophonous performance only makes this takeover even more sinister. In the end we return to the status quo, but you can still feel the presence of the synthesizers conspiring in the shadows of these wonderful days.








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