Sonomancer is an artist who resides in Melbourne, Australia. Taking influence from artists such as Future Sound of London, Orbital, and CoLD SToRAGE we were intrigued by the nature of this artist. Already making waves in the industry, Sonamancer has impressed music critics alike. - "Sonomancer’s music is unlike anything you’ve heard before." - Sinusoidal Music. Sonomancer and the team include the likes of Francy Karema (Drums), Joao Corceiro (Guitar). Tamara Jenna reached out for an interview but first, let's hear the details of 'Dreamscapes'.
'Dreamscapes' opens with an instant sense of atmosphere in its slow and detailed mixing technique. As the track progressed we hear subtle drums, the introduction of a harsh yet peaceful 808, and a sprinkle of chimes. This is a piece that defies genre boundaries through its completely unique structure. As a listener, you find yourself completely immersed in 'dreamscapes'. Further, into the track, you hear robotic vocal chops that add to the story that is told by the accompanying graphics. The whole production from the name, the instrumentation, the mixing techniques, and the graphic design create a complete picture for the listener. There is no room for error left here. The track introduces electric guitar strums that build the track further before fading out with an ambient finish. 'Dreamscapes' is an incredible piece of work in every sense of its creation and I for one, am moved by the detail and skill that this artist has. I had to reach out to Sonomancer for an interview after hearing it. Make sure that you click the streaming link below and then head back to read the story behind this artist!
What would be your ultimate achievement for your latest single? Is there a particular vision that you had when putting the song together?
I think the ultimate achievement would be that it goes to number one somewhere in the world! I certainly wanted to create something unique and surreal. It was originally more electronic-heavy but I love the way the live elements turn out. It's also deliberately made to loop.
If you could define music in one short sentence (no cheating) what would you say?
One artist you would bring back to life?
I like that answer! When did you first realise that you had the potential to be an artist? Is there a memory that has stuck in your mind as the turning point for you?
Probably just last year, when I realised that these days you can just go it alone, so why not give it a shot?
Do you play any instruments? If not, is there a specific one that you'd like to learn?
Right back when I first started - I put a certain harmony together and got goosebumps. I was hooked! I would say I have been chasing that feeling ever since.
I play piano and keyboards. I've also dabbled with guitar and drums, though I'm nowhere near as proficient with those. Wouldn't mind giving the saxophone a try one day.
How would you define your sound?
I like to think of it as being unique.
It definitely is and it's a credit to you! How do you collaborate with vocalists and other artists?
That's something I've only started doing recently, funnily enough, with Martha Goddard on Digital Graves. My experience through that would suggest that it depends on the vocalist as much as it does the song. What I will say is that I like to give both vocalists and artists some creative freedom to express something about what the song means to them - even if they are only providing an instrumental part. I think it can make a song richer and, at best, take it to a new, unexpected place. That's certainly been my experience so far.
If you had the opportunity to work with one of your favorite musical artists, who would you most like to collaborate with and why?
Right now, Bruno Mars. When you strip away the popularity and just listen to the music it's phenomenal stuff.
What are your future plans? What can we look forward to for the rest of 2022?
I plan to, hopefully release an album at the end of the year, and there will be more tracks and videos in the meantime.
Where would you like to be 5 years from now?
Still creating music at my secret lab in the sky, but just with even more people listening to it! That's all I want really. Being able to connect to people in such a way, people liking what you do... it's the best.
Where can we find the track? Links to socials and distribution handles
Dreamscapes is available everywhere, this is a handy link: https://ditto.fm/dreamscapes-sonomancer
And if you have the resources and are willing, you can support me and my music on Patreon too: https://www.patreon.com/sonomancer