(Rules of The Gauntlet: The artist (Like in this case Bass Electronica Producer Steven Comeau) is sent a butt ton of questions ranging from standard to stupid from which they must choose at least 12 to answer and return them to us with a minimum of tear stains.)
Tell me why your music rules. Or why it sucks.
It’s cool because it’s different and kinda dosen’t fit into any clear genre. It sucks for the same reason. It’s also laden with subliminal occult messages encouraging you to sacrifice vegan meat substitutes to an obscure pagan god.
Tell me about your new album. The writing, vibe, production/producers, etc.
A friend who heard Distant Signals said it sounded like if Massive Attack and Aphex Twin conceived a bastard love child while an 80’s era Trent Reznor pleasured himself while watching in the corner.
What are you working on right now?
Perfecting the art of Sabrage, the Napoleonic skill of opening champagne bottles with a sword.
Which voice in your head is the craziest?
The one that keeps telling me to make music instead of investing all that time in something much more useful like basket weaving or model trains.
What is your philosophy? Motto?
– It’s far better to regret doing someone than to regret not doing someone.
– Nothing succeeds like excess
– Sex is like air, it’s only really a problem if you don’t have any
– Safety Third
How long could you live without money?
I live in a totally off grid tiny house in a remote corner of Southern Utah. I could last nearly indefinitely. Technically I would be more concerned with running out of whisky than running out of money.
What’s the most embarrassing band you listen to?
Robbie Williams, He should have been the next Bond.
Stella or Guinness? Why?
Guinness, I like my beer like I like my music, Dark and foamy.
Where do your song names come from?
An unhealthy relationship with Nitrous Oxide.
Top five favorite albums?
NIN – Pretty Hate Machine
Peter Gabriel – The Passion
Pop Will Eat Itself – This is the day, This is the Hour, This is This
Big Black – Songs about Fucking
Iron Maiden – The Number of the Beast
Would you accept 1 million dollars now to give up any and all music forever? If not what is your price?
I make music out of a mentally unstable compulsion. I couldn’t stop if I wanted to, although I would try for a date with Shirley Manson.
Who the fuck do you think you are?
An art school drop out, A grumpy old Goth turned electronic musician who plays many instruments poorly. A budget priced bond villain, A refugee from Burning Man looking for a new freak nation to settle. A malcontent, A unrealistic perfectionist & a rabble rouser.