POINT OF VIEW INTERVIEW #60
PRODUCER: DUUMUIlluminate, via Monstercat, and a two track acoustic inspired project called Dissociated, Duumu incorporates a variety of raw instrumentals making his work ring of genuineness and passion. Tracks like his recent release "Irrational" show his character in composing moving atmospheric designs that could undeniably be in a score for an obscure Christopher Nolan film. Every song that he brings to the table takes your mind on a trip by leaving your current setting to a desirable Duumu destination! Below take a read of our interview with the talented Duumu and seek out what he has to say on his inspirations on music and future endeavors! Enjoy!
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Question 1: What got you into making music?
Ever since I was young, I was always interested in various art forms, namely the Audiovisual side of things! I've actually been editing video since I was 9 years old! During Summer of 2012, I was bored at home, and I had been listening to lots of Monstercat and such and just decided to give producing a go, just over 5 years later here I am!
Most of my inspiration comes from other producers/musicians whether it be Koan Sound, Bon Iver, or Hans Zimmer, music is always my main form of inspiration!
However, I've started experimenting with using movie scenes to start a song or finding inspiration from sounds in nature. The possibilities are endless, and I'm trying my best to take advantage of that!
Question 3: How would you define your style of music?
Up until recently, it was just straight up EDM/electronic/just 'SoundCloud Music' but about half a year ago I completely switched, and I guess I make ambient now? I'm not sure whether to call it ambient or soundtrack or indie electronic, I just like making shit that I'd listen to. Sometimes that's orchestral music, other's it's a halftime neuro tune.
Question 4: What influences your style of work?
If by "style of work" you mean the style of my music, honestly just anything I'm into at the moment. Right now I'm super into film scores and deep garage stuff, who knows what it'll be in a month!
If you mean how I work, I tend to work really really fast. I have an EP coming out fairly soon (FAULTS EP out August 21st), and I've made every single song on it in under a day. I make music for myself before anything else, so I just make music when I feel like making music, and it can take an hour like it can take a year.
Question 5: What is your favorite track that you have produced so far?
I don't think I have a single one but "I'll Come Find You" is one of my favourites, otherwise, two of the songs off my upcoming EP actually. :)
Question 6: Any goals or plans in mind for you as an artist in the future? Anyone who you would love to work with?
I just want to keep getting better and better as time goes by and maybe eventually live off this project! It's ambitious, but I think if I work hard enough, I can make it happen!
On top of this, I've recently gotten a few opportunities to score some short films which I'm super stoked about.
So yeah things are looking good! :)