FIVE QUESTIONS TO THE MICRONAUT

FIVE QUESTIONS TO THE MICRONAUT

„Fenou Bouquet Vol.4“ is The Micronaut’s perfect start with Fenou. An exceptional artist, you will hear more about by next year.

„Fenou Bouquet Vol.4“ was released on 11 November 2016.

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1. When did you first get into music?
I had a life-changing experience in the late 90s. I picked up friends from a party. They did not want to leave immediately, so I had to wait. The first floor was packed and they played some super-smooth Techno. But I went to the second floor, which was empty. There was a guy, who played ecstatically JUNGLE. Watching him and feeling this energy of music cast a spell over me. I then began to buy vinyl samplers and 12″ singles. Somehow I started as a Vinyl DJ and we founded our own Drum’n bass party series in Rostock: „BassBombUnit“, which lasted 10 years.
2. What are your favorite records and biggest influences?
The biggest influences come from Stereolab, Jaga Jazzist and Dinosaur Jr. It’s not the kind of music they make, it is more the feeling I got while listening to this music. I try to achieve this with my music, too.
3. Describe your sound in three words.
Expressive, alive, dramatic
4. When you play live on the stage, which equipment do you have?
Since I perform with my own synchronous lightshow, the MIDI commands come from the computer. For this I use STUDIO One. From the STUDIO One a Midiclock goes to the old RS 7000 (Yamaha) and a trashy sampler of KORG. I have some analog effects like the BIG SKY from Strymon, Korg Kaos Pad, Line 6 DL4, the Space Echo RE20. I control 2 VST sampler (Battery and Kontakt) and various VST effects (Stutter, Valhalla, WOW2). Of course, you could make this all easier, but I have a lot of fun with my setup.
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5. What has been the most beautiful word/sign of gratitude that a fan/visitor of your show has ever given you?
I met a friend back from school again. We hadn’t seen each other in a very long time and he asked what I do. I told him about my music and he wanted to listen to it. I then played a song from my first album. When the song ended, I looked at him and he had tears in his eyes. He looked back at me and nodded. We said nothing.
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