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Human Blue
aka Dag Wallin

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Ambient Visions' Focus on
Diskovery Channel
 by Human Blue

Dag Wallin is a classically schooled musician and started to play the piano at a young age. He is currently studying to become a teacher at the University of
Gothenburg and has worked part time as a music teacher as well as in a music store. His musical skills are clearly reflected in his productions as he is considered to be the most melodic artist on Spiral Trax. Yet he still manages to maintain his feeling for delicately structured soundscapes and harmonies backed up with a chunky groove. Something that has earned him a lot of respect from big name DJs as well as the hard trance massive. John 00 Flemming (one of the worlds Top 100 Djs) wrote, "I love Human Blue!" in the track commentary for his last mix CD.

 

Diskovery Channel  

 

 

 

 

AV:  Tell me about your musical background and when it was that you first started to realize that music was going to be an important part of your life.

DW:  At the age of 5 I started playing the piano but it took 7 years for me to discover my first synthesizer. When I did, I thought it was very cool but this is so long ago (1982) that it was really expensive to buy the equipment needed to make nice productions. It wasn't until I got my first real job that I could buy the stuff I really wanted and that's also when I started producing trax more complete. However, music became an important part of my life a few years after I started playing the piano.


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bluetech
aka Evan Blueteck

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Ambient Visions' Focus on
Sine and Singularities
 by bluetech

Like many artists, bluetech has a compulsive need to create. The last few years have afforded incredible leaps in music software technology, which has allowed him to give voice to the experiences that have been internal for his whole life. He finally feels as if he can extract ethereal concepts from his imagination and solidify them into crystalline digital sounds.

Music is a healing process for him on a number of levels. His hope is that you are inspired by hiswork and it can become a tool in your process as well, whether as casual background enjoyment, or as a vehicle for exploration of new states of being.

 

Sine and Singularities  

 

 

 

 

AV:  Tell me about the beginnings of music in your life and who were some of your early influences when it came to motivating you to pursue music with an eye on making it a career. 

EB:  Iíve always been fascinated by music, and completely captivated by music.  I knew at a very early age that music was my path.  I started as a young child with Mozart, Chopin, Debussy, etc. and have always been attracted to instrumental music.  As far as making it a career, itís really the only thing that Iím good at.  I couldnít imagine finding another way to spend my time that would be this satisfying, so I had to figure out a way to make it work for me. 


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Kevin Dooley
aka zerO One

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Ambient Visions' Focus on
pSy-fI
 by zerO One

zerO One (aka Kevin Dooley) first came to public attention in 1998 with the release of his first (self-titled) CD on the Waveform label.  A student of electronic music since the 70s  (Kraftwerk, Tangerine Dream, Jean Michel Jarre, et al), Kevin has been composing and recording various genres of music for over 20 years.  

In addition to his ongoing solo projects, Kevin has played in several electronic groups, recorded and mastered numerous CDs ranging in style from rock to hip hop and for a short  period played the Howitzer cannon with the Kansas City Symphony. 

The zerO One project marked a significant change in Kevin's musical philosophy. "zerO One was my attempt to strip the music of all but the bare neccessities," reflects the artist. "Up until this time my music had been far more lush and layered. My goal with this music is that each individual part be capable of standing on it own, with no extraneous details left." 

Kevin continued to develop his new musical approach and, two years later, in 2000, released his second Waveform CD, "protOtype2." It would be over three years before the release of the third zerO One CD, "psy-fi," on the Spiralight label. 

 

Psy-Fi  

 

 

 

 

 AV:   Before we get down to questions about Psy-Fi, could you tell our readers a little bit about yourself and how you got started creating the style of music that you do now?

zerO One:  Iíve been playing music since I was about 8 years old.  My first instrument was tenor sax Ė I played in school marching bands, swing bands, orchestra.  My father was a great tenor sax player, and he encouraged me.  It wasnít until the mid-80s that I discovered electronic music.  One of the first tracks that caught my attention was Autobahn Ė it just mesmerized me, and I set about learning what this music was about.  I started listening to all the electronic albums I could get my hands on Ė Kraftwerk, Tangerine Dream, etc.  Playing music had become a normal part of my existence at this point, and I decided to pursue the electronic style.

AV:   Your latest CD,  Psy-Fi, was released not too long ago. What was the inspiration for this project and when did you actually start work on it?

zerO One:  I started on Psy-F in the fall of 2001.  I worked on it, off and on, for about 3 years. I guess the inspiration for Psy-Fi was probably the same as my other projects Ė that is, to experiment with sound and composition to see what I came up with.  Music has a strong emotional impact on me Ė my projects tend to be a sort of catharsis. 


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