P.SUS has been moving around the indie scene for what seems like forever now to those lucky enough to be in the know.
He has made a splash with his genre-blending productions that fuse various energies and tempos to craft some interesting electronica.
Lately, he has been ruminating on the fleeting and impermanent nature of emotions and ideas, thus leading to the creation of his latest work, Temporary Sensations.
When it comes to the title, P.SUS had this to say:
"I think a big theme lately for me has been the impermanent nature of our thoughts, feelings and reality in general. I think the title expresses that constant change that we are undergoing, constantly growing and experiencing different things, and before you know it those experiences have passed."
He stops by to give us the run down on this new outing and graces us with a new mix.
Prox: It’s been a while since our first interview. What have been some of the biggest changes in your life since then? How have they impacted your music?
P.SUS: True I guess it has been awhile, although things aren’t too different to be honest other than just consistently trying to improve and expand my art! I will say that 2017 was a tough year for me personally so I think some of that emotion made its way on to my most recent album.
Prox: I noticed that you are quite the traveler. What do you think traveling has done to help you the most as a person and artist?
P.SUS: I’ve been very fortunate and lucky to be able to travel as much as I have. I think it’s made a big impact on how I see the world. Getting to experience different cultures and ways of life first hand is a valuable experience. I suppose it has helped me become more imaginative with my art, and just in general the more things you experience and take in as an artist I think the more versatile your art can become.
Prox: Tell us about this new album you have. What’s the concept behind it?
P.SUS: I think when the album started to take form I realized I wanted it to be a merging of my “new style” and my “old style” if that makes sense. I wasn’t afraid to have a variety of different styles on here and I hope I captured the big picture of the music I love to make, and still have the album hold together. I think this album sounds the most like P.SUS.
Prox: The title is quite interesting. How does it represent what you’re setting out to accomplish with this one?
P.SUS: I think a big theme lately for me has been the impermanent nature of our thoughts, feelings and reality in general.
I think the title expresses that constant change that we are undergoing, constantly growing and experiencing different things, and before you know it those experiences have passed. The title also represents the nature of some of the tracks being short or progressive. The album bounces around to different places and textures a lot.
Prox: How does this one sound in comparison to some of your releases? Would you say it’s more or less similar to previous albums in your overall discography?
P.SUS: Well like I said, I tried to capture my sound as a whole with this one. I think it is probably a logical step forward from Take It Easy but incorporating a lot of vibes from Open Ears, Open Mind, Open Heart. I also have a lot of vocoder vocals on this album. This is really the first time I’ve done them to this extent. I know it probably doesn’t make sense but I’d say overall the album is both unique and familiar.
Prox: What are some of your go to tools these days? Have you upgraded any gear or programs?
P.SUS: I haven’t got anything too drastically new lately (probably going to get a few new things soon though). The last piece of gear I got was an SP 303, which has a wonderfully warm sound with a dirty compressor that I love. I used it on a lot of tracks for the album. It’s definitely becoming one of my main companions to Ableton Live, using it mostly like an effects processor.
Prox: Are there any artists, books, movies/TV shows or music you’d like to recommend to the readers?
P.SUS: The book I’m reading right now (trying to read lol, not much of a reader to be honest) is Zen in the Art of Archery.
TV show I’m watching is Star Trek: The Next Generation.
Prox: Any other releases or projects on the way that you’d like to tell us about?
P.SUS: My friends and I have a collective called Collabor8 that you should check out, we do a podcast and put out compilation albums together. We have a compilation album coming out real soon.
Check out collabor8music.com
Prox: Final Thoughts?
P.SUS: Go vegan! ;)
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