Hiya Feyleryn thanks for joining us in the virtual RGM lounge today, grab a brew and take a seat. We look forward to getting to know you,

What made you decide that music is a thing for you?

It’s the biggest thing that inspires me in life. Once I learned how to play and compose music, I couldn’t leave it behind and have continued to do so for the past 20 years.

Also over the years I have come to see this activity as much more than a manifestation of the ego, creativity has become a direct connection to source, it has no intermediaries and is as fulfilling as possible.

Introduce us to you all and your musical history.

My name is Eugene Freska, I have been living in Spain for the last decade, but I myself was born at almost the northernmost point of Europe, near the North Pole. My first records I began to release in the early 2000s under different pseudonyms, all of them had a cold enough sound for that time, well, and most often it was electronica, moderately danceable. 

I’ve also worked on a variety of projects for video teams and computer games, but for now I’ve abandoned that in favour of solo work. The classical guitar has always been the main instrument for inspiration and my new works are dedicated to it. 

I have worked with major brands and been part of Red Bull Music Academy’s international team to develop new global talent and new meanings in music culture as well. We got a lot done before the project was shut down.

What was life like for you before music?

I don’t remember it well, as I became interested in music at an early age. I think at some point I found the meaning of being on this planet and where I wanted to immerse myself.

Where do you feel you currently sit within the music industry?

I’m trying to develop my new project Feyleryn and collaborate with live musicians. We often play around jazz music, not without some psychedelic inclusions of course.

I also work on projects related to fantasy music, where I try to find new ways of developing the genre both in the sound paradigm and in the visual paradigm

What’s the biggest thing you have learned from someone else in the industry?

I guess I didn’t realise for a long time that collaborative projects of all kinds give you more growth than working solo. I didn’t realise that for a long time, and of course I’m trying to change my approach. I think consistency and new steps every day always get results. 

If you could wish for one thing to aid your career what would it be?

I think developing networking and travelling frequently to do so would change a lot of things and give a new flavour to my writing and career

Do you ever worry about people taking things the wrong way or cancel culture? Discuss….

I think in general the concept of music and its standards has been distorted for years, people are now more involved in sound than in conducting the senses through a connection to the Source. Music has become more a product of the brain than the heart. That’s what we have to work with for the next decades at least, and that’s what’s going to separate the people who feel and see from the empty bots.

Do you sign up to any conspiracy theories? If not why not?

There are many theories, but so far few have come to know the slightest truth about the Absolute. Again, theories are a product of the brain, and the truth is learned by direct connection with the Source and one’s higher self

Tell us something about you / each member that you think people would be surprised about.

I think the fact that in my art I try to combine northern melancholy and depth and warm southern rhythms with their lightness and empathy, it raises questions of the duality of the world and that’s what I would like to follow in the future

What are the next steps you plan to take as a band to reach the next level?

First off, this is the release of Feyleryn’s first album

They are almost finished and awaiting its release at the end of 2024.

There are also a few visual projects and collaborations (e.g. with Tamino), you will hear them soon

I hear you have a new music, what can you tell us about it.

The single ‘Rhythmic Reverie’, which provoked this interview, is quite a spring work, I played with polyrhythms and added some ethereal electronics, and the voice of Iris Jacobs made the work something similar to the early works of Kate Bush. Quite a light and catchy single.

I also recently released an EP, something like a collection of ideas of the last 5 years, which I was able to combine in one work

Feyleryn’s latest EP “Starlit Chronicles”, released on Freska Music in January 2024, containing 5 singles is a captivating fusion of ethereal, electronic and folk influences, promising to enchant listeners with its mesmerising musical journey. Be sure to check it out as well’.

What was the biggest learning curve in writing the new tunes?

I think bringing each new work to the same signature sound is something that has finally been achieved. Understanding my sounds and moods really took a long time, now we have to build on that

Would you change anything now it’s finished?

I don’t think so, but let’s check back in a month, huh? haha.

Is there anything else you would like to share with the world?

I think it’s a great time to explore music, its roots and what doesn’t lie beneath the surface. My immersion in music is ongoing and I think the diamonds are just in the process of exploring. Yes, bees don’t explain to flies why honey is better than shit, but it’s everyone’s choice what to cultivate in their lives.