Label: Afternoons Modeling - AM02 • Format: CDr Limited Edition, Mixed, Numbered • Country: US • Genre: Electronic, Rock, Funk / Soul, Blues, Folk, World, & Country • Style: Lo-Fi, Field Recording, Noise, Abstract, Experimental
February 2, Comments 0 Views: Events. Amidst an array of wires and devices, Walter Gross commands his bass Walter Gross - A Kind Of Bluessample heavy, deconstructed beats and mutated vocal jams.
Black Forest spoke to him about his origins and inspirations…. Around 19 learning on the MPC which is still my main axe. I remember playing with those old fisher price turntables and sitting in my room all day making mix-tapes off the radio, that was the best.
You get half of your favourite song on some shitty tape and still be hyped. Tell us about your other projects, past and present and future….
We put out a mixtape and some wax, doing a noise hip hop thing. I remember some online review said it was like the Black Dice of hip hop or somethin which I took as a good sign. I go through waves in listening to music.
Burning Witch has also been a hugh influence. Wolf Eyes. I really dug Stress Ape now defunct. Black Pus. Marketa Lazarova as of recent. Black Dice. Harvey Pekar. Oizo as of late, I really liked his new movie Wrong Cops. I dig how Shane Carruth is doing things with the film industry and his latest Upstream VI.
Vallée DObermann - Liszt* – Jorge Bolet - Années De Pèlerinage – Suisse. Abner Jay. Ben Wheatley might be my new favourite director. The more I do this though the more function is required on various levels to keep the process interesting and so figuring that out is key whether its for therapeutic reasons, entertainment, energy, helping, sharing. As much of a recluse as I am, I Walter Gross - A Kind Of Blues like thinking on that idea of folk art.
What do you think is the biggest influence was on your sound? Early love for film. Being into movies, have you ever done a soundtack for anyone and if not would you like to?
If so what would the ideal type of movie be for you to score? I imagine something like Looper or Legend or some kind of combination. Tell us about what the music scene f - Iosophis - M LA.
Not sure really, the few spots i played got shut down or i blew their speakers. I do enjoy the comedy circuit out here, just as a fan, its cool to see so many little shows pop up usually for free or very cheap. I will definitely miss it. Do you have any tales, interesting, funny or otherwise you can tell us from your years of touring and recording? My favourite venue was this warehouse in the industrial part of downtown Los Angeles and there was a halfpipe and we were rockin some noise beat stuff, me, Skrapez and k-the-i???
I snapped the cone off a shoddy system in LA and people actually liked the cone rattlin off. Went partially deaf for awhile and sat around asking people to repeat themselves.
What are you currently working on and what are your plans for the future? More stop-motion experiments and soundscapes. Figure out this visual thing. Do people still buy dvds? Your email address will not be published. Designed by Themnific. Black Forest spoke to him about his origins and inspirations… When did you start making music? When did you start making music? Where do you draw your inspiration from? Tell us about what the music scene in LA Not sure really, the few Walter Gross - A Kind Of Blues i played got shut down or i blew their speakers.
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