American prog-rockers Artificial Language are set to release their debut album The Observer on April 28th. Ahead of its release, we asked the band to take on our A-Z challenge!
A song that made you want to make music?
bTBAM– Selkies. It’s a classic prog song that blew our minds first listen.
Best rider you’ve ever had?
Mac and Cheese with hot dogs. It may not seem like much but it can be a life saver.
Craziest moment you’ve experienced in the band?
Driving through several storms with almost no visibility to get to NAMM in Anahiem.
Deepest lyric one of your songs features?
Fame won’t bring you life
Freeze, stand there, or dance around the sun
Fame will have you westing further from the east in us
Easiest song you wrote?
“Change“. its an instrumental that came very easily to me while being inspired by film score.
Favourite song in your set?
Turn of the Pictures
Guest you’d most like to feature on your record?
Hardest thing about being in a band?
Making sure everyone feels comfortable while maintaining a forward vision.
Interesting fact about one of your members?
Our singer is from Rhode Island
Jokes you have in the band?
“Not one album” as in we’re not even going to release one album before this falls apart is a common thing we threw around whenever something went wrong during the half a decade it took us to get this album out.
Key to writing a song?
Longest distance you’ve traveled to play a show?
Most inspiring musician you’ve experienced?
Jordan Rudess. The stuff he’s able to do is beyond amazing
New band you’d recommend?
Leperous is amazing also David Maxim is doing awesome things.
*Shameless Plug* Rhode Island has a great music scene going on right now. Check out The Morgana Phase, Crippled Begger, Missinvader, and Advenus.
Opening for this band would be ideal?
BTBAM, Protest the Hero or From First to Last
Place you’d most like to tour?
Europe, or more specifically Italy just so we can see Rome.
Quote you’d like to pass on to our readers?
Enjoy the art you’re creating.
Reason for the title of your forthcoming release?
It’s a concept album following the lives a people through the eyes of the observer
See us live at?
We currently don’t have a show schedule just yet. But we are eager to start asap
The old days of music were better than the current, do you agree?
I don’t agree. I think all music whether new or old has it’s place. The evolution of music is fascinating in the sense that we get to understand a lot about a generation by the music from that time. There always has and will be good music. You just need to go find it and support your favorite artists as much as you can
Hopefully, I’d like to get really obscure with it at some point
Variations you’d like to do on any of your songs?
Orchestrated versions or traditional acoustic version of some songs would be interesting.
And 8-Bit is always fun.
What do your fans mean to you?
Literally everything. The support has been amazing, and keeps us inspired to create more for ourself and the fans. without anyone to enjoy our music we couldn’t do what we love to do. We really enjoy seeing people getting into our music and being able to be a part of someone’s life. Seeing covers or renditions of our songs and hearing the meaning that they find in our songs, is a truly humbling experience.
X-rays or any other treatments needed for band related injuries?
Were just waiting for one of us to get arthritis
You’re late for a show, whose fault is it?
It’s really a toss up, depends on the day.
Zoo animal that best describes the personality of your band?
A Koala bear