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Artist Interview: INCOMER

1. Hey guys, super nice to have the chance to chat with you! First and foremost what got you into music?

Hlib: One day, all of a sudden (for himself and for me), my classmate brought a guitar and gave it to me to try playing. This is where my journey as a musician began.

Danylo: Music captured me through movies. And my first instrument was the mouth harmonica. I bought it right after listening to soundtracks for the Cowboy Bebop animation. But out of love for Sci-Fi movies, I still had to buy a synthesizer.

Alexandr: My father was a musician and his closest friends too. I ran in these circles, but I never showed any interest in music. Nevertheless, when I was twenty, my friends led me into music, and my father set the first directives in terms of development.

2. Are you a music fan?

Hlib: I believe that a musician must be a music lover and fan in order to advance. For me, there are no "bad" styles of music, you can learn something interesting from each of them.

Danylo: It's like a laboratory process. We constantly need to learn new songs, deepen our understanding of old ones and sometimes look for inspiration in something we have never heard before.

Alexandr: Quite casual. Music is constantly in my headphones, of different directions and genres. But evenings with a vinyl record and a glass of Chianti are far from me.

3. Who inspired you to make music?

Hlib: In music, I love melody the most, so I am inspired by musicians such as A Perfect Circle, If These Trees Could Talk, Dead Letter Circus, Thornhill, Apashe and others. At the same time, everyone has their own understanding of melody. And for me they are an example of atmosphere and texture of sound, I try to introduce similar elements in my music.

Danylo: I was inspired by different musicians at different times. Since my journey began with the harmonica, the influence of the harmonica players did its thing. In particular, Ibrahim Maalouf. Later I became more interested in electronics and sampling and was inspired by Massive Attack, Unkle, Sofa Surfers, Moderat, Igorrr.

Alexandr: Yes, there are two fellows, who push new music to me all the time) “Have you heard the latest A Perfect Circle album? Apashe's beats are crazy! Unkle are simply geniuses, their entire discography deserves close examination!” Dudes, give me a day off!)

4. Have you ever taught or mentored another musician?

Hlib: I have never mentored in full, except to help buddy-musicians with technical issues and sound engineering.

Danylo: I used to give individual lessons on the harmonica, and sometimes people still find me. I also helped a few friends to learn Ableton, we are actively using this program in a band.

Alexandro: All the guys I tried to teach music ended up quitting it, and the girls “quitted” me))) Therefore, I conclude that my career as a music mentor did not work out.

5. What’s your favorite 90’s artist?

Hlib: I am torn between several, well, for sure I should mention Tool, System of a Down, Limp Bizkit. Linkin Park and Papa Roach were formed in the 90's, but released their best albums in the 00's.

Danylo: I will add Moby, Sting, The Prodigy to the list. We were children then and often watched Spice Girls, Backstreet Boys on TV.

Alexandro: My brother once gave me my first mp3 player. On 128MB of memory there were two albums in extra poor quality. Some of the Cypress Hill and Portishead albums - Roseland NYC live. Regarding the first one - I'm a very mediocre fan of rap, but the second album became the main one in my life.

6. What’s your favorite TV show?

Hlib: I haven't watched TV for many years. I love modern series from Netflix, HBO and other studios, they are far much better than most modern movies.

Danylo: I haven't watched TV for a long time. However, Japanese TV shows will probably always be able to surprise you.

Alexandro: All my favorite TV shows come from the broadcasting branch of Ukrainian television in the mid-late 90s. It is unlikely that their names will tell you something. The only time, when they started showing Sailor Moon was a real revelation for me at the age of 10))

7. What do you dislike about the art world?

Hlib: The most difficult thing in the field of modern music is to find a stable niche and a permanent audience, not to get lost in the flow of information. Especially with a rather niche style, like ours.

Danylo: Now the conditions of the game are changing faster than a good product is made. Therefore, there is a super-race, speed beats quality, music loses meaning and depth.

Alexandr: When it comes to social media (I'm probably old-fashioned), it's hard for me to communicate with people, especially on Instagram. There is no sincerity or sense of organicity in all of this.

8. What’s your scariest experience?

Hlib: I will speak about the musical experience, probably a question about it. During one performance, the settings in the project messed up and complete chaos began, and for a long time I could not understand what was going on. Fortunately, I quickly understood the reason. I will not say that it was really scary, but quite nervous.

Danylo: I will not say that it was an incredibly critical experience. But the top will be this: the USB hub for Mac burned out at the concert; I got “contusion” from a strong sound feedback at the concert; made a stream during an air alarm (missile threat).

Alexandr: I woke up in the morning because of an air alarm, and found out that war began in my country.

9. What makes you the happiest?

Hlib: In the field of music my favorite moment is the process of writing a song, while the ideas are still completely fresh, while they “capture” me strongly. I also like to perform, but only when I feel feedback from the audience.

Danylo: Just enjoying the process. When the flow of music merges with the process of thinking. It is relaxation when emotions turn into sound, and vice versa. It charges me in the long run, although it’s tiring in a few hours. As a sport is.

Alexandr: When you play in front of an audience and everything goes better than in rehearsals. And the most important thing when you feel it not only by yourself.

10. Do you often agree with The Pigeon?

Hlib: Is there another way?)))

Danylo: If Pigeon tells you you're crazy, it's true.

Alexandr: Never agree! And what's the question?)

The Pigeon added Incomer's the new single, "Warfare" to his Weekly Gems playlist on Spotify. You can check out the released music below. If you like what you hear, make sure to follow along so you can stay on top of future releases!

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