VIBE: It’s frequently said that that producing music electronically comes with more experimental freedom, but have you experienced any drawbacks when producing electronically as opposed to creating with organic instruments?
Matt Lange: I actually compose primarily with acoustic instruments. I’m very uninspired with the whole laptop composition craze. I need to be able to touch and feel the music I’m writing, so I’ll often start with recording all my idea’s either with guitar or piano, and then later digitally manipulating them into some mutation that’s not quite organic, but not quite synthetic either.
Have you ever experienced frustration at having the technical understanding of music that you do?
The one downside is that it’s possible to get stuck in music theory world, analyzing every move, so to get away from that I de-tune my guitars to alternate tunings, or create instruments in a sampler that aren’t linearly chromatic like a piano. This forces me to play entirely by ear and feel, and not with my brain.
If you could ascribe a genre to your sound, what would it be? You can make it up.
“Langecore” has been the joke name I came up with once and kind of stuck as many of my fans use it now as well.
What genre do you think is due for a cultural revival?
Norwegian Black Metal
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