If I had an euro for everytime I was asked : “How did you come up with those sounds on your “DISLOCATED GENIUS” debut cd???”, I could probably set-up (for myself) a proper studio in beverly hills!! I have always been obsessed with -sound- since i was 9 years old, so it comes as no surprise that my debut longplayer came fully equipped with it’s own soundscape.
“Mythologies” has been said to be my so-called ‘masterpiece’ —it is my most challenging song to date (it came with 3 parts) – i can still hear Booka Shade & MANDY pleading with me: “Does it have to be so overblown??? So complex??? That long???”.
88% of the sounds on that cd have nothing to do with modern technology, nor software. Many find this arduous to swallow, but it is a fact! It would take the average person 12 years to unravel the seemingly easy complexities which mystify that album.
My favorite sound on the album is a haunting ghostship sound, called: CHEpsycho proustian t. t.. It took weeks for me to get the layering fx perfect! Neurothug, who’s been working with me since day one, can absolutely testify to this struggle! my motto in life: IF YOU DON’T STAND FOR SOMETHING…YOU’LL FALL FOR ANYTHING! So i took a big chance to shape&change what was popular&typical around 2004…and move towards 2019!
I went to london 3 years ago and bought an extremely rare 12″ white label test pressing (the smiths “Barbarism Begins At Home”) – it cost me nearly 3oo pounds(!) because on the flip side was rare test tones, which were hauntingly scattered, and they completely rendered me speechless; i knew there was a reason to be magically drawn to the record to begin with. Voodoo?
I knew something was missing on “Mythologies”, but i was advised to leave it alone…my label wanted the cd to be finished! But I wouldn’t send it, not just yet. I refused to consider the track finished…until I added CHEpsycho proustian t. t. ! I’ll never forget how it sounded, once added; I had goosebumps! NOW the track was complete! Many have told me that my cd is so eccentric that it would take years to comprehend –there might be some truth to this statement, since i get mails all the time (to this very day), saying that the cd is starting to make sense after the passing of a couple of years!
I have said in many interviews: “I’ll NEVER be able to equal the weird science/mystery of -DISLOCATED GENIUS – everything I create will either fall UNDER or TOP…but never EQUAL it!” – The 12 songs have fallen into an URBAN MYTH category…and that’s where this album shall remain!