‘Exploratory, Harmonious, Vibrant’ | Interview with Space Equator

Spacey vocals, drums that sound like a 4mins long break, sweet detuned keys and hypnotic songwriting. Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome Space Equator!

Describe your sound in three words please!

Exploratory, Harmonious, Vibrant 

How did Space Equator begin as a project?

Space Equator began as a personal recording project 12 years ago, my parents were both musicians and kept encouraging me to get into music, as in most cases when your younger you want to rebel against whatever path your parents took, it wasn’t until I was in my early twenties that I started to pursue it.

From Nothing is a song which seems to blend personal emotions and memories with existential thoughts. Apart from these, what would you say are your main inspirations? Also, do you think that writing and performing music can have a therapeutic impact in your life and if yes, how?

From Nothing was written during a time full of challenging experiences, it’s creation coincided with the arc of these experiences manifesting themselves From Nothing, existing, and eventually setting back into nothing. What has inspired me over the years has changed a lot, as with most people’s interests, the more refined they become, the more surprises you will (hopefully) uncover, I listen to a lot of different music, Impressionist composers like Ravel, Euro Film Library music composers such as Sven Libaek, to newer groups like The High Llamas, and Jons. 

We’d love a few words on your artwork, how it was inspired and by whom?

The artwork for all of my music is created by me, currently I’m on a mid-century modern kick, creating some sort of retro domestic déjà vu, maybe subconsciously homes I would have liked to have grown up in. I’ve always been drawn to miniature creations, dollhouses, railway sets, ships in bottles, etc.

What is your favourite album of the past year?

I’m going to have to name multiple. I’m really enjoying Perfect Angels “Exit From The Ultra-World”, my friends The Emerald Isle recently released their debut self-titled album and I’ve been listening to that a lot, and Issam Hajali’s “Mouasalt Ila Jacad El Ard”.

What would be your ideal venue to play live?

Dream show would probably be Esalen Institute, under the redwood trees on a cliff over the Pacific Ocean, that would be a nice one. 

What would you be doing right now, if it wasn’t for your music career?

Currently I work with cities on their streets and walkways for a living. Someday I would like to work on a boat, or work as a psychologist. 

If you could wake up and have a new skill, what would that be?

If I could wake up with a new skill it would probably have to be piloting an airplane.

Thanks Space Equator!

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