Thursday, January 12, 2012

Behind the Sounds of the Pre-Fall 2012 Video

Where did the name Pictureplane come from?
"picture plane" is an art term simply meaning the two dimensional plane that an image sits on. I chose the term while studying art in college. I was really into painting airplanes at the time and the word "plane" has so many great meanings. Different planes of existence, dimensions, etc.

How long have you been a recording artist?
Since i was about 16, recording raps in my bedroom in high school. That's like ten years ago, @#$.

What or who influenced you to become a recording artist?
My deep love and passion for sound and music. It was really intuitive. It literally just happened one day.

How would you describe your genre of music?
New age rave punk acid cyber vampire wave

Who are some of the artists whose work you admire or do you believe revolutionized house music?
There are so many really, and house music seems to get "re-revolutionized" every few years or so. It is in a constant state of evolution, which is what makes it interesting. Right now though producers like Bok Bok, L-Vis 1990 and the night slugs record label producers are really pushing dance music forward. Kingdom, Nguzunguzu, MikeQ, total Freedom and the Fade To Mind crew as well. And i think DIY live house's Teengirl fantasy, gatekeeper, and others who play their electronics live are making really important music right now. Performance is a big deal for me.

What is your most memorable moment as an artist?
Wow. That is a hard question. There are really so many. I have been fortunate to have seen and been a part of so many amazing moments. Our performance-art party this year at the museum of art and design in manhattan called "snack the planet" was something of a small revolution i think. It was just a perfect night. Google it.

What was your reaction to our interest in featuring your song in our Pre-Fall 2012 Video? For the record, Body Mod was our first and only choice.
Of course I was excited! The "fashion world" is something I would love to be more involved in as an artist.

What is the reaction you have received from the Pre-Fall 2012 video?
A lot of exclamation marks on facebook.

Our team first discovered your music at the GHE20 G0TH1K party in brooklyn, what is your favorite venue to play in NYC?
Any DIY space. places like Market Hotel or 285 Kent are really important places for New York City. I got to perform at MOMA PS1 this summer and that was so crazy sexy cool. Just a thrill.

What do you do in your off time?
I like to read a lot, try and work on visual art, just promote a positive and experimental lifestyle. Breathe the universe.

We love your personal style, how would you describe it?
I really don't know. My tastes come from all over the place. A big fashion influence would be the original goth-jock. I gave him that name and he knows who he is. His hand is on the cover of my album, thee physical. But mostly I externalize what i feel internally through clothes. Its my own game.

Does fashion influence your work?
Of course. I am a very visual person. Music is fashion.

Mac or PC?
I work on both actually.

Twitter or Facebook?
Twitter is way more important.

You Tweeted that someone stole your "Real is a Feeling banner", did you find it?
ha! No one stole it actually. I left it at a venue in Santa Fe, New Mexico. My mom was at the show and she is going to mail it back to me. :)