Attack Magazine has a nice interview out with Swedish electronic pop artist and producer Andreas Tilliander
Andreas Tilliander’s latest album sees him focus his attentions on Roland’s classic x0x series. We spoke to him to find out how the project came about and discover how he avoids techno cliches.
Attack: Tell us about the roots of the project. Did you decide in advance to make an album based entirely on the classic Roland gear or was it an organic process?
Andreas Tilliander: The funny thing is that I never had an album or concept in mind. I recorded the first couple of tracks just as a joke for my friends. People kept telling me I was crazy collecting all those Roland boxes. I had the entire series, but I also had several of some machines, like the 303 especially.
I wanted to show them that it’s possible to use several 303s in one track. You just have to have some imagination and good will. I filmed it just to show them that I didn’t overdub it or anything like that.
H-A-C-K is a threedimensional sound- and videosculpture by electronicaproducers Andreas Tilliander and Håkan Lidbo together with audio-visual artist Joel Dittrich.
In H-A-C-K music is created by all sounds accompanying old analogue stereos, what we usually think of as noise. These mostly unwanted sounds are here composed in a way that makes them ring beautifully instead.
In the exhibition the viewer is struck by a dense mass of impressions. Since the sound comes from several different sets of speakers, which all have a different character of sound and are placed at various heights and depths, the impression is multidimensional. Furthermore if you move around in the room an interactive experience is created where you discover completely new sounds and soundcombinations. The sounds will be visible on a number of TVs connected to the noise producing apparatuses.
A set of performances where the participating artists and invited guests play the installation is also planned during the exhibition period. H-A-C-K is exhibited in Färgfabrikens projectroom 25 aug. — 16 okt. 2011. Opening party and performance thursday 25 aug. 19.00 — free entrance!
Full rez photos: h-a-c-k.se/press
The Danish city Århus hosts the Recession Festival again on October 8-9. The program 2010 includes Marc Almond, Front Line Assembly, Portion Control, Rummelsnuff featuring Claus Larsen, Necro Facility, Kite, Andreas Tilliander and Familjen. More acts will be announced shortly.