Interview: Fluxion and his “Vibrant Forms III”

Interview: Fluxion and his “Vibrant Forms III”
On the Occasion of the of the third and final part of the renowned “Vibrant Forms” album series Konstantinos Soublis aka Fluxion kindly took some time for us to answer a few questions. That this one is a very special release is surely felt in a similar kind by quite a lot of music heads, which are into Dub Techno and reverberant Electronics. Not only the circumstance that the first two parts have been released about 16 years ago in 1999 and 2000 on the Basic Chanel offshoot Chain Reaction or that or all them are built on an improvisational process leads to generate some curiosity towards this sequel, furthermore have the first parts been considered as some of the greatest Dub Techno achievements ever by fans of the genre. Preluded by a remastered and extended reissue of "Vibrant Forms II" earlier this year on Subwax JPN December 2016 eventullay brings the destination of Fluxion's album series with "Vibrant Forms III". Interview with Fluxion and communication.  Questions by Jan (WPP). _e9b9502 Here is the chat we had: Q: Hey Konstantinos Hello Q: first of all thanks that you take some of your time to let us and the people that will be on this know your thoughts. It’s my pleasure. Q: How did you come to making music and that sound called dub techno? Is it that you still feel your music is “techno” and do you still perceive it as dance music? A: One of the main reasons I started to experiment with writing and exploring the sonic palette, was the freedom that we can literary create everything. That was my first reaction and enthusiasm to technology implemented into sound making. So when I started I just wanted to create electronic music. I never thought about the functionality of the music, and what people do while listening to it. Since my music varies in tempo and structure a lot, from one piece to the next one, including elements of ambient, sound design, techno, I always tried to be free from labels and more focused on the concept of the work I am doing. Whatever labels that may fall under. Q: I’ve read about all parts of the Vibrant Forms series to be made out of an improvisational process. I’ve also read that your long-time experiences from about 2 decades of producing music lead you to a kind of clear inner vision for the paths your sound will take to appear. Do you think good musical experimentation processes always need a plan? Do you achieve to create an auditive picture that you have in mind beforehand? And when having a leading vision on the creation in mind, how about mistakes? Do they still offer you surprising new ways? A: The Vibrant Forms series to me is a mind set. It’s a way of writing,producing, thinking and executing. The connection that I was seeking with those works is one that allows the listener the space to fill in parts in his mind. This allows him/her to be able to listen the same piece of music differently the next time around, being in a different state, or between two people, it differs. That’s what I like as a listener. To be actively engaged. My motivation in regards to those works comes from the working process in itself and the way of thinking. It’s my method of working that leads me to those results. The improvisational aspect is what makes the process still atractive to me. I may think of something before it happens but the execution of it may vary. So I’ve always believed that momentary decisions can give birth to new ideas. Those albums as a whole share this philosophy. Motifs, processing, live interaction of sound phrases and accidents that shape the songs, or rather define it. I remember when the first material shaped up, and worked over repetitive listens over a period of time, giving me a different angle each time, was the moment that I felt I had something interesting in my hands. Q: What kind of music are you into when you are about to listen just for your own pleasure? Is there a lot consistency or is it an ever developing thing for you? Any all-time favs? A: Depends on the mood or the moment. Sometimes I am researching artists. Other times (in the car), it’s radio and I am just listening to jazz, score, or other. When I am recording at the same period, I am not very open to other music. There is some consistency into what I like but I am always open to different types of music, I like to discover new things. Something that stayed with me is, I think, Philip Glass – Metamorphosis. Q: You plan a Vibrant Forms tour? How much gear is in your live set up? Does it take you a lot of time preparing your live improvisations or is it really a holistic live experience for all? Any upcoming gigs that you are willing to reveal by now? A: Yes we have finished with the organizational aspect. It took some time to make as I needed to go through 40 pieces versions from all Vibrant Forms albums (including VFIII) and select those that work better, narrow it down so it fits the duration and recreated them live. It’s an audio-visual experience that I am really happy with. It will be more analogue gear for sure. I can’t reveal anything more at the moment. I will be able to do so soon. What’s with the future sounds of Fluxion? Will you stay busy making music? Any goals you have set yourself for you as a musician? I am currently recording some new concept material, so yes I feel like staying busy. I have an idea where I want the whole thing to lean towards in the future. We just have to wait and see. Q: Thanks and best from Hamburg, Jan A: Thank you.   You can BUY Fluxion - Vibrant Forms III, released on Subwax Jpn HERE from whatpeopleplay.com.

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