‘my Music is like Sushi, it’s an acquired taste,’ | Interview with Kevin Parallax

Out of control riffs and amazing synchronisation. Five whole minutes of instrumental music where you don’t even miss the vocals. How does this happen? Based in LA but originating from Mumbai. You expected plain rice but you got served a hot curry. Enjoy!

Read our interview with the artist below.

Describe your sound in three words please!

Atmospheric, Progressive, Instrumental

Your sound is very solid. What’s more important? The song, or heaviness. Tell us a few things about your creative process.

The Song, in itself is much more important to me, this song definitely took much more longer to happen than my debut single “Fantasy Integration”, because of the progressive nature of the song I believe with Ashwin returning to the fray as well as live drums from Indian Metal Veteran Rahul Harihan (Bhayanak Maut). The song keeps the progressive metal tones, but takes it in a much more dynamic direction, taking inspiration from djent artists while incorporating a lot of synth work.

You live in California but originally come from India. Do you visit India? How would you describe the current music culture in your area, Mumbai?

I moved to Los Angeles to pursue a degree in Guitar Performance, at Musician’s Institute. I recently graduated, and that’s exactly when I started working on Perplexing Emotions. I visit India once in two years, and to be honest, there’s not much of a music culture in India.
Music In India is based on and out of movies, and the very few Independent Artists who’ve possibly achieved a fanbase struggle to compete among-side other Commercial Artists.

What advice would you give to an aspiring artist that tries to choose between music and a more well-paying profession?

I would definitely suggest to go for a well-paying profession, not everyone’s meant to be successful. But, it also really depends on how much you want it, if your desires are truly not clouded by many, and are true, your success is Inevitable. Then, only then, My Advice would be to choose music.

Is the absence of vocals an extra challenge when it comes to promotion?

Yes, most definitely, my Music is like Sushi, it’s an acquired taste, I believe only musicians will appreciate this kind of music.

What is your favourite album of the previous year?

I, honestly do not go about exploring new music, because of which I am not updated with the new releases, but, Octavarium by DreamTheater is my all time favorite album.

What do you like to do when you are not making music?

I workout.

What should we expect from you in the near future?

Better Music!

Thanks Kevin!

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