RGM Introducing – We Interview artist Amo De Viénn
Hiya, thanks for joining us in the virtual RGM lounge today, grab a brew and take a seat.
What made you decide to become an artist?
I always wanted to share my emotions and experiences with people, and music gives you this opportunity. Be everywhere and speak to an audience and share your emotional experience to them.
Introduce us all to yourself and your musical history?
I’m a Belarussian electronic musician. I grew up surrounded by music. Therefore, I have always dreamed of becoming a part of this culture and creating compositions for listeners from all over the world. That’s why I started playing the piano. I stared creating music more than 10 years ago. My first music projects were terrible, but now, after years, I sometimes open old projects and find interesting sound in them and rewrite them for a new vision. For example, the track “Intercity” from my EP ”Ü” was reborn from a very old Electro House demo.
What are your thoughts on UK music?
Yeah, I love UK music. There are so much talented musicians here, who create outstanding sound. My love is SOPHIE. Her unusual synthesis of sounds, integration into some impossible harmonies – all of these amazes me. I really like Shygirl’s latest release — “Cleo”. Such a soft timbre of the voice with such a gentle and rocking beat, this is incredible.
How did you hear about RGM?
Since we’ve already found out my favorite artists are from UK, I guess someday I will move to UK to be closer to this culture. So, I was looking for UK music blogs that write about independent musicians.
Ahhh brill that’s good to know. What support is out there for new artists in Belarus?
Unfortunately, in Belarus, musicians get not enough support for their projects, especially talking about electronic music. Many artists leave Belarus due to the lack of opportunities and means of promotion to grow and flourish as an artist within the country.
In the UK we have a lot of electro music, did they influence you at all?
Of course! As I said SOPHIE, Shygirl, Emika, Rival Consoles, Jon Hopkins, IAMX these musicians and their works are constantly on repeat for me. Their music influenced on my style.
You say your music doesn’t fit into any genre, how would you describe it?
Even if you look at the musicians I mentioned above, they are all so different and this influenced on my style. I can do something gentle, but then I transform it into something rough and aggressive. I describe my style more as Emotional Electronic. I’m afraid of identifying my music with a certain genre because I like to experiment and mix different styles into one.
Tell us something about you that you think people would be surprised about?
Besides music, I create digital art. In April 2021, I presented the first part of my digital art collection “//: Digital Disturbia”.
Do you sign up to any conspiracy theories?
Rather yes than no. It definitely seems to me that there is something that everyone does not notice or understand.
Whats your biggest achievement as an Artist?
At this moment it is my first EP “Ü” which was presented July 8, 2021.
For a long time, I was afraid to release my music and share it with the audience. I was scared of how it would be perceived and whether the listener would feel what I felt. But I did it and now I see the feedback and response from people. I often check the statistics of my Spotify page and every time I see that someone is listening to my track. I think, as long as at least one person on the planet listens to what I am doing, I will not stop creating new music.
What makes you stand out as an Artist?
The main idea of my music is emotions. I put my mood and emotional state into every track. That’s why I call my style Emotional Electronic.
I hear you have a new EP brewing, what can you tell us about it?
New EP “Butterfly Effect” will be released in December this year. EP will consist of 3 tracks. It will be a kind of bridge between my first EP “Ü” and a full-length LP. The first EP turned out to be mysterious and cinematic, but my long-play album should become more energetic. I want to prepare the listener for this, so my new EP will have both the traditional sound of “Ü” and something new.
Talk me through the thought process of the EP?
I wanted to maintain the mood of my first EP, but also add a new sound that will prepare for my next works. It’s an interesting game to integrate something new into the existing style and I think I did it. Every sound is fresh, but at the same time holistic.
What was the recording process like?
While working on a new EP, I packed my things and moved out of the city to fully immerse myself in the creative atmosphere for my new music. I turned off my phone for this period of time and, sitting on the grass, started working on my upcoming EP. It’s so magic when the warm breeze and moon light touch your face while you work on your music.
What was the biggest learning curve in writing the EP?
Definitely new sound integration. Before that, I hadn’t used drums in my tracks. I really love massive bass in my music and it was interesting for me to mix the drum section with the rest of the sound, so that it sounded harmonious, but also, I didn’t want turn track into traditional EDM sound. I wanted to keep my aesthetics.
Would you change anything now it’s finished?
No, I definitely like what I have done and am doing now. I think I am on the right way.
What are your plans for the year ahead?
I am currently hard working on my debut LP. I plan to release my first single this summer. I have a couple of demos from my LP on my phone and I can’t wait for the moment when the album is ready to share with everyone. There are such cool vocals.
Is there anything else you would like to share with the world?
Be aware that almost all musicians create music for the listeners and they need their support. Any comment, kind word or donation on Patreon page – everything motivates them to create even more music for you. If you like an artist, support him, so you will contribute to his music.
Thanks for doing us today folks, all the best and keep in touch.