on... Kevin Follet
Focus on... Panaviscope
French version here
From now on, every month on HomeCooking Share , a regular user artist will be presented, put forward. In addition to his music, which can be found everywhere on the site, this is an opportunity to get to know each other better! For this new episode, focus on Panaviscope
HomeCookingShare: To begin, who are you?
Panaviscope: My name is Alex. I produce a project called Panaviscope, which mixes visual arts and music. I play all the instruments, and I create the images that go with my tracks. I set up a small label called "How Bad Pretty Bad", on which I come out of the projects I collaborate on, and which I produce.
HCS: How would you define your music?
Panaviscope: I think my music is high and psychedelic, but it’s also dancing and energetic. We keep oscillating between these two extremes.
HCS: What made you decide one day to embark on this musical adventure?
Panaviscope: Friends listened to what I was doing in my basement... and then they asked me regularly when I would release my first track. I didn’t talk too much about what I was producing, and then one day I started. The Swiss radio Couleur 3 liked the single "Kiss Yourself to Death", and in the wake the song was played on a number of radios around the world... So, then, I continued to make what I produce be listened.
HCS: Your influences?
Panaviscope: I love Bertrand Burgalat. It’s not necessarily on my productions, but his influence is enormous. It’s just one of the top five producers in the last 50 years. I listen to Stravinsky, hip-hop and metal in the same playlist. I am passionate about the late 60's from a historical point of view, and the wave of movies that followed this period, during the 1970s, the "New Hollywood". All this mixes up in strange ways to influence Panaviscope.
HCS: If you had to leave on a desert island with 3 discs: which ones?
Panaviscope: 'Blood Sugar Sex Magik' of Red Hot Chili Peppers, 'The Downward Spiral' of Nine Inch Nails and the OST of the movie "Magnolia"
And if I had to pick an ultimate song, it would be "God only knows," from the Beach Boys.
HCS: The perfect track to cook?
Panaviscope: I’d say "Work It," by Missy Elliott. It’s a slaughter. I love to cook. During my holidays, I have done internships in starred restaurants, without being paid, taking stress 16 hours a day, just for the pleasure of learning... For real, for real!
HCS: Small technical point: with what material do you work?
Panaviscope: I use a Macbook Pro for all matters relating to creation, with Logic and Protools. But Apple disappointed me so much that I’m switching to PC. But Microsoft isn’t better, is it? It would still be Linux, which I use for certain specific tasks, but for music, Linux, it's not much... I have a PC tower for everything that is about mix. For performance, it rocks. For video rendering, too. For my clips, I use Houdini, After Effects, Da Vinci Resolve and Mocha Pro.
HCS: Not easy to break into the musical jungle, even with talent ... what do you think about it?
Panaviscope: We traded financial revenues for a huge broadcast. Streaming really doesn’t pay much for a musician. Many big names have posted their income and we can see how ridiculous it is. You sell 200 Vinyls and you earn more than Madonna... However, people from all over the world can listen to my songs. Some days I’m sorry to see the "hobby-ification" of music, and other days I’m glad to have such easy access to so many people.
HCS: And finally, if you have something to add (pretty much what you want ...), here we go!
Panaviscope: If you haven’t watched "All the President's Men" go for it! After seeing the ethical level of journalists staged in this movie, you just want to say to everyone: Stop with social media. We don’t care what you eat, or the coffee you drink. Really. From the bottom of our hearts. A strange atmosphere of this guy...
To continue in music the discovery of the artist, here is his latest track uploaded : "Talking to Flowers"
To be continued... next month!