Sunday, February 1, 2015

Freak Fandango Orchestra Returns - 150201 - Music Manumit Podcast

The Freak Fandango Orchestra

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In this episode:
We meet again with Jurgen of The Freak Fandango Orchestra.

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Here are the notes from the interview.

new album: Wild goats and useless heroes

Last time, in the process of funding an album. Last time: freak-fandango-orchestra-131124

Not sure if he will do crowdfunding again.


so, let’s back track...FFO

from Barcelona, Spain

balkan/gypsy influences

band is 7 years old

What was different in the process?

Hard to do Crowdfunding!

A Russian Circus Story is on two different albums...why?

a good recording!

concerts is where FFO makes some money

Difficult to transform energy of performance into album

same guy that recorded second album

Limited time is sometimes good because you don’t spend forever tweaking things!


New Album no longer new. How the hell did that happen? Well, album title changed!

mountains of France for a festival

"I will throw you out of the bus"

violin player now in NY studying film composition.

violin players always get the girls.

first violin player started playing trombone...but is back playing violin

"Musicians that become entrepreneurs get to play lots of music for lots of people for a long time. Those that don't are exploited, become hobbyists or quit."
- via: dead-unicorn-130929-music-manumit

Jurgen responds: "What’s the problem with being a hobbyist?"

Don’t be the A&R guy!

some artists don’t want to deal with it.

"the music industry is changing"

Labels are doing more management now.

Burden to save the world, but on our terms!

outgoing track: