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Rome Mom / Resin Legs
1. The first and main question: "How are you?" This is a favorite question of all in Russia at the meeting. )
Tell us about yourself. All that you want. Unlimited)

Why did you choose this name? whether it is associated with the release of the cartoon 'Fantastic Mr Fox'?

I’m good thanks, I’m a 21 year old student from Wolverhampton, studying in Manchester and making lots of music in my spare time. The name choice came about quite a few years before the film, it comes from a story tape of the Roald Dahl story I found during a search round my house looking for ideas for what to use to name a music myspace I’d just set up. Really enjoyed the film adaption though!

2. Your music is very atmospheric. Tell me please, what the atmosphere is formed around you, when you make a music?
Its usually a mixture of manipulated samples & midi. I tend to have stupid amounts of layers in my music- usually up until the point cubase stops working so I have to stop adding sounds. I’ve always loved more layered music, songs like “windowlicker” by aphex twin or “idioteque” by Radiohead

3. Question which interest to everyone: Tell about what we need to wait. Something about yours future releases.
There’s quite a few things lined up, first will be my EP “Sketches” on Black Acre recordings, which also features a remix of the title track by Sbtrkt. There’ll also be a track I produced with Rich Reason called “Larry David” which will be coming out with a Sukh Knight remix of another tracks of ours called “Fall (also out on Black Acre). There’s a couple of other things but I’m keeping them secret for now!

4. What do you think about blogs? How do you react if you accidentally find a blog, which posted your songs?
For a small artist like myself, the majority of the time being featured on blogs can only be a positive thing. I also think its great that the internet has given so many music writers the chance to get their work seen, for example there’s a wicked English music blog called Sonic Router (give it a google). Obviously if a blog was explicitly giving my music away for free without permission it would be a different story, but that hasn’t happened yet!

5. Tell us what you think about the current condition of electronic music. In particular about dubstep (or other experimental electronic). I read a lot of criticism over what is now happening with style.
I think its in amazing condition, it seems like 130-140bpm template and the extremely loose genre title of “dubstep”seems to have brought together all the producers that weren’t quite fitting in to techno, hip-hop, drum & bass etc and given them a new lease of life. The result is a ridiculous amount of amazing music, every week I seem to discover someone new.

6. who of some bands / artists / producers, in your opinion, is most interesting now?
And who will blast music scene on 2010? )

There’s loads of really exciting new acts but in particular I’d say James Blake, Blue Daisy & Airhead

7. Whose music has influenced your creativity? What you liked to listen in childhood? Please write a few your favorite artists and albums.
The Most influential albums would probably be…
Radiohead – Kid A
Cannibal Ox – The Cold Vein
Madvillain – Madvillainy
RJD2 – Deadringer
Burial – Untrue
Fbcfabric & Reindeer - It's not who you know, it's whom you know

8. Do you know something about Russian culture? Maybe your listened about russian music? )
Sadly I’m pretty lacking in knowledge of Russian culture, get someone to book me to play and then I can be informed of all the Russian music and culture I’ve missed out on!

9. Please, write some words for your Russian Fans.
I didn’t know I had any Russian fans? But if there is any of you out there, then thanks for the support and hopefully I’ll get to fly over and play one day.

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