EG: When did you first started to get interested in electronic music?
AU: I first started to get interested in electronic music in the mid 90´s, I was involved in trash metal music, and with my band we felt the need of experimenting with electronic music in our songs, so I started digging into the great techno music of that time and got so deep I couldn’t find the exit.
EG: Your latest album released on Soma is titled “La Maquina de Bolas”. Can you talk a little bit about the album and why that specific name?
AU: My latest album “la maquina de bolas” released on soma, is a collection of developed sketches I did 2 years ago, that meant for me the end of a big artistic crisis I went thru, in the last times I felt so exhausted of everything concerning techno music I was incapable of making even a loop. It was a long and sometimes painful process to get to what we know as “la maquina de bolas” today.
EG: After your successful “Dispositivos de mi Granja” album what can we expect from this new album?
AU: What we can expect from my new album is the feeling of the same enjoyment for whom makes music for the first time and forgets about all the rest. We can expect something fresh and different, and on top of everything a record made with love.
EG: What was your main influence to produce this new album?
AU: My main influence was probably the silence, or the background noises that sound on top of what we know as “silence”. the common theme in this album, is the capacity of the human brain to listen and file the sounds, how sounds are moved to the background by the brain when it is listening to the same sound for a while and gets ready to analyze the next one. It is something that we live everyday, like when walking through the city we don't notice the sounds of the traffic, or the sound of the sea when you are in the beach.
EG: Is there a tour planned with the release? Where?
AU: Yes, I’ll be touring soon “la maquina de bolas” it's going to be a very different kind of performance for me, different environment and probably different audience from what I'm used too, so that makes it exciting. the best case scenario i can imagine to play it is a 5.1 dark place, with cushions or alike during a Sunday morning. A good cinema would do just perfect.
EG: Thanks Alex!
The deepest meaning of ‘collage’, defined by Max Ernst, is the general application of Arthur Rimabaud’s ‘delirium’: “I accustomed myself to simple hallucination; I saw quite deliberately a mosque instead of a factory, a drummer's school conducted by angels, carriages on the highways of the sky, a salon at the bottom of a lake: monsters, mysteries, a vaudeville poster raising horrors before my eyes”. We could describe collage as an alchemic compound of two or
more heterogeneous elements, derivate by their unexpected approximation generated deliberately by the search of systematic confusion and distorted perception.
Alex Under confirmed himself as the new reality of the best international techno, sometimes being minimal and deep, sometimes hard and aggressive, but always original. He creates a sonic collage combining techno, trance and house elements while he constructs complex rhythms that arise from the dance floor taking the listeners to a higher level where emotions, depth, mind & body blend in a unique equation. Alex Under will intrigue beyond your perception...
The man behind the now extinct NET28 family -Apnea, CMYKmusik, Cyclical Tracks and Mupa-, together with Tadeo, Damian Schwartz and Imek, runs now on his own the labels CMYKmusik and Bemysheep... Pure delight for our inferior extremities.
‘Dispositivos de mi Granja’ was Alex Under first album (2005), released by the prestigious german label 'Trapez' , where he has released some of his best EP´s. In 2006 ‘Collage’ was released by Plus 8, Richie Hawtin label. In march 2012, ‘Lá Máquina de Bolas’ , his second album, will be released by SOMA Records, a real introspective techno journey of beauty and hypnotic groove.