I recently decided to start a little side project called Slowly We Falter – the aim is to delve into the experimental side of electronic music. It is also an opportunity to explore creative limitation, by that I mean restricting the instruments or software used for each project to inspire creative problem solving and a more minimalist approach.
This Maschine kit features samples created on the Novation Ultranova. It focusses primarily on analog style kick and snare sounds.
Fragments is a concept I came up with after developing an interest in sound design and a more cinematic approach to writing music.
It gets it’s name from one of my favourite philosophers Heraclitus. He was a Pre-Socratic philosopher so none of his original work remains, the only way we can piece his wisdom together is through quotes or “fragments” from other philosophers and authors who appeared later in history.
NINa: Fake Empire is your solo project. The music includes a great deal of electronica. Is electronic music in any better situation when compared to guitar driven styles in terms of making, recording and producing? How are new instruments or devices accessible these days? Do you have any comments regarding originality or experimental values within Electronic genres?
Scott Brown: Fake Empire is still in it’s early days and my goal has always been to fuse electronic and more traditional instruments together, I want to draw from as wide a scope as possible when creating music. This makes defining it in a genre a little tricky as some songs may be heavily guitar driven while others focus on a more ambient electronic sound, it really depends on my mood when I sit down to experiment as to where my focus goes.
I’ve added a bunch of new and old work to the showcase which you can view using the links above.
I have also put the Mad World desktop wallpaper back online, this was a free download we made available when the song was released. Each set contains 7 wallpapers and is available in a range of formats.