CloZee tells a story of discovering her manner within the studio and the intricate album that outcomes [Q+A] – Dancing Astronaut

Out of France comes a blossoming new expertise specializing in left-field bass and electronica. CloZee has shortly made her mark on the low finish of dance music for her eager ear for sound design and for her moody, eclectic sound since her begin in 2011, catching consideration of different stalwarts like Emancipator, The Glitch Mob, and extra. Having launched her debut LP in 2012, the complicated and instrumental OckeFilms Soundtrack, the arrival of her sophomore Evasion had been extremely anticipated and comes with even increased expectations. Luckily, CloZee isn’t one to disappoint; Evasion serves as not solely a becoming follow-up to OckeFilms Soundtrack, but additionally as a marker of her inventive progress so far. She continues her play at totally different textures and free-flowing bass association, telling a transcendent story throughout ten tracks that feels much more put collectively than its compilation-focused predecessor. It’s the mark of an artist who spent a great whereas poring over her craft to place out the perfect product she might.

CloZee has been following fairly the busy schedule as of late, touring in help of her album throughout the globe. Right earlier than she set off on her leg across the states, we nabbed the forward-thinking musicmaker to speak in regards to the inspiration behind Evasion, her id, and past.


How does this album examine to your earlier work?
My previous tasks (‘Harmony’, ‘Revolution’, ‘Inner Peace’ and so forth) had been all EPs, so fairly shorter, together with totally different tunes I made with out considering of the undertaking as a complete. There had been extra like « compilations » of tunes I made thorough the 12 months of the discharge, every time I had time to work within the studio between all my totally different excursions.
For ‘EVASION’, I took the time to take a seat within the studio for a number of months to compose all of the tracks throughout that interval, considering of the story I wished to inform, impressed by all my previous adventures and experiences whereas touring, touring, assembly new individuals and discovering new landscapes.

How does your in depth journey affect your music-making?
What evokes me probably the most once I’m travelling is to find new landscapes, totally different sort of nature, and all of the reminiscences that include these moments. It may very well be a sundown in Malta, a hike in Hawaii, swimming in a wonderful waterfall in Costa Rica, strolling by night time in an empty avenue in Tokyo and so forth. Those reminiscences and experiences are what brings me inspiration once I’m again within the studio.

What kind of feelings/ambiance are you attempting to evoke with this new report?
All my tracks have totally different tales, inspiration, however the principle concept I’m attempting to speak with my music is all the time optimistic, motivating. ‘Evasion’ in French means « escaping actuality » when it’s music associated. I need the listeners to be transported into their very own secret locations, really feel in peace with themselves, and really feel like they will overcome any challenges of their life.

Can you elaborate in your dwell present expertise?
For this tour, I wished to extend the visible expertise, as an alternative of widespread DJ setup. For the primary time, we carry manufacturing (lights, lasers) and we’re just about enjoying the identical dwell present and story each night time. When they enter the venue, I need the individuals to neglect all their issues: I need them to get misplaced within the music, lights and lasers. I need them to be happier and recharged on the finish of the present.

How has your inventive id typically developed over time?
I really feel like with this album I got here again to my beginnings, my unique emotions once I compose music. When I began to make digital music (once I was like 18) I didn’t give a rattling about attempting to provide music for the dance ground. I simply made the music I wished, relying on my temper and feelings. This is strictly how I really feel now once more, however it didn’t was like that.

When I began to play reveals once I was 21, my music switched a bit on the heavier aspect, as a result of that is what promoters would e-book me for. They don’t need to e-book somebody who’s gonna play Trip-Hop or Downtempo (at the least not from an unknown artist). I used to be extra categorized within the ‘Glitch-Hop’ and ‘Bass Music’ scene, and was extra DJing to attempt to give what individuals need (to bounce to). I appreciated that interval, however it was extra to place my identify on the market, and get to tour in golf equipment. At some level, I missed the extra melodic and ‘storytelling’ aspect of my units and songs.

Since 2 years in the past, I felt like I reached a degree the place I might do extra experimental music, suggest one thing deeper and extra intimate. In my units, I began to play increasingly my very own tunes, and produce tracks which might be all part of me.

What kind of legacy do you hope to go away behind within the music world?
I didn’t take into consideration that really, I’m simply doing my very own factor, doing what I like and attempting to make individuals completely satisfied. If my music leaves something specific behind, then I’d be very happy, however it wouldn’t be on objective.

Grab a duplicate of ‘Evasion’ right here

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