“I played the grandmaster of Tulum in a game of chess. I made his daughter a compilation mix for her 18th birthday and he hated me for it.” The enigmatic Clarian – previously one half of Footprintz – introduces himself.
Who are you?
I’m torn between the light and dark. I’m the kid with the key to the spaceship that never existed. The dream without the dreamer. A wasteland of synths and tortured love affairs compromised by jealousy, fear and excess. I’m the drunk sinking in the quicksand of my thoughts. And the records I make and the records that I play in my invisible castle of patches and cigarettes callously display my dedication for technology, sunsets, and Depeche Mode.
What do you sound like?
Whatever sounds I like.
Why should we listen to you?
You should never listen to me. Listen to my music, instead.
What have you got coming out in the near future?
My Kill For Love EP on Anjunadeep is coming out soon, which I made while experimenting in the jungles of Mexico. I am happy it found such a great and caring home.
Recently, I wrote a sci-fi story while I was lost in South Korea, accompanying spacey acid music which will be coming out on Kompakt in November with the story… I’m happy about this and would like to write more stories about space and whiskey if I ever get lost in Asia again.
What song sums you up? Why?
All the songs Phillip K Dick never wrote. I make them up in my head when I read his works.
What or who is your biggest influence and why?
Akira and peanut butter. The reasons why are swinging on the vine.
Where can we hear your music?
Somewhere in Jupiter. Someday on Neptune.
Where will you be in five years’ time?
Five years is a long time. I’m not even sure where I’ll be in five hours.
Tell us an interesting fact about yourself.
After a three-day bender somewhere along the Caribbean coast I returned home and played the grandmaster of Tulum in a game of chess. I made his daughter a compilation mix for her 18th birthday and he hated me for it. After beating him, I caught the next flight to Berlin and never looked back. I know they never want to see my face in their coffee shop again.