In this episode:We talk with Matthew Stoff of The Descenters.
Tell us about your music and tell us what’s new!
Started as a band, but became a one-piece.
He even plays live solo!
Alternative rock, post-punk, goth. Electronic drums
“WE’LL DO IT LIVE!” sorta.
Still shakey in the promotion regard he says...but he’s here
I don’t see the image Tom does: Image link
Ableton is ok for recording
melodic vocals: Placebo, Ian Curtis (Joy Division), Morrissey (The Smiths)
Matthew overlooked Talking Heads much like Tom overlooked The Smiths
“Burning Down the House” - Talking Heads
“It’s the End of the World As We Know It” - REM
New Album in February 2014
Intense couple of weeks!
Did they kick you out of the city?
moved from country to Melbourne.
Lots of the cultural stuff happens in the south
Much cooler in the south
lots of songs about the rain
All of it is self-recorded with Ableton. A selection of microphones
digital manipulation is cool
Not as quick as release seems.
EP recorded in 2012, but not released until there were CDs
always working on new material
“Creep” by Radiohead stories
you don’t just show up in the study
not sure what band he’s talking about. This one? http://www.choochootheband.com/
release set up takes a lot of time!
project completely up to him!
post-graduate work now
not a lot of gigging yet, but going to try to get out more in next 6 months
half an album recorded for comic book project
Robot Boy Destroys the Universe -- experimental electronic music
What drew you to Creative Commons?
not much of a local way to get interesting ideas...except off the Internet
potential for revolution in approach to culture.
It’s a community thing as much as it is about individual expression
Why lock down art?
large numbers of people is liberating
How did you hear about Creative Commons?
Might have been in early 2000s
“The first set of copyright licenses was released in December 2002.”
Where did the project name originate?
“an action of moving downward, dropping, or falling.”
“a person who dissents.”
Plushgoolash interview: link
“Smuggly Biege” is the other Plushgoolash
Who are some people you think we should try to get on the show (aka, who are the important people in Creative Commons music today)?
Disappointing that there isn’t more in Australia
Is there anything else you would like to say/tell us about?
Out going track: Waste You
A hostile song!
Going back to childhood