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imputor? :: Interview with J Imputor?

2003-05-05
Holiday Matinee
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The orchestral movement starts with a few rubber bands and Jordan Snodgrass. Read more from the IDM master... This Month's Interview: Jordan Snodgrass of Imputor? Records

HM: How long has it been since you listened to the song that you were listening to when you lost your virginity, and what song was it?
the sound of silence. no, not the simon & garfunkel song, i mean, it was actually silent, no music. but it was a pretty loud silence if i recall...

HM: How do you define creativity?
being able to exploit limited tools by pushing them way past what they were meant to be used for. composing an orchestral movement using only a rubber band, for example. THAT's creative. doing so with an actual real orchestra... well that's just too easy.

HM: If you were chosen to score a film, whom would you want to direct it and why?
tim burton or chris cunningham, because they are evil.

HM: What are the biggest challenges you face in your work?
convincing people that music made with computers is just as valid, emotive, creative, and beautiful as music made with anything else. for some reason people think its fake and lifeless and takes no talent. to those people i reply, "that's what your grandparents said about rock and roll. you're just a crabby crusty old dude."

HM: What up and coming talent scares you the most?
one shouldn't be scared of talent, one should be inspired by it.

HM: If a record label offered you a million dollar signing bonus to change your image to fit their wants, for a one-off record, would you?
fuck yeah then i'd use the money to pay kevin mitnick to hack into their systems and destroy them from the inside out.

HM: How do you support yourself financially while creating art?
i run a record label that sells at least 50,000 of each release. oh wait, i forgot... i work for a skateboard company and host websites and give computers life (aka programming).

HM: What is the one thing about the music and/or entertainment industry that you wish you could change?
kill the middleman. down with distributors! long live napster!!

HM: What artist or musician do you fantasize the most about and why?
i fantasize about dropping acid and making mad wicked acid techno rave tracks with richard d james and tom jenkinson. just me, them, an 808, and a 303. oh, i'd also like to make mad passionate love to wynona ryder simply because she's my type o' girl. she will be mine.

HM: If you had created the absolute best record that, in your eyes, you could ever create and it sold only 30 copies over the course of a year, worldwide, after touring non stop for 5 months..would you make another record? Why or why not?
yes i would make another record because i am never satisfied with anything i "complete" so there's always an impetus to start something new.