KinderCrowdControl pioneer their OWN musical path!
Where does the soul of your music come from? Edem: Celebrating a “Path of Bliss” as Joseph Campbell so aptly put it. Looking, listening, documenting, and celebrating an amazing journey. Or as the L.A. post Charles Bukowski said “Dancing through the fire”. Brett: Hard to say exactly, but I think it comes from the heart. You always bring us on a musical journey! Where did the heart of this come from? Edem: Brett and I are inspired by, not just pop music, but film scores. Being a fine artist myself, I feel the music needs to serve a greater purpose. So we, in essence, create soundtracks to our philosophies, thoughts, and the subject matter at hand. This modus operandi has been ours since the start. Brett: We prefer to pioneer our own musical path. We have no desire to follow in the footsteps of other musicians or composers. Afterall, why create what has already been done, right? How would you describe your latest single Yes to someone who is new to your music? Edem: “Yes” is one movement from a 7 part opus our voice, and celebrated Croatian fine artist Sandra Ban, tasked us with a few months back. She has planned this to accompany a fine art performance she has scheduled for next year in Croatia and Europe. She sent us a rough guideline as to what she was looking for mood-wise. One of these movements was called “the lounge section”. Brett and I were uncertain at first what this meant, so she sent us an example of what she was looking for. Brett jumped on this, and wrote an amazing Chapman Stick, thumb piano, and sequencer riff. Once we had tracked these, I was blown away and immediately knew I was going to only add my Voxbox and Spanish guitar to it. As in previous interviews I call these pieces “6 pack songs”. This refers to pieces written in a spirited session, and being born almost whole right away. Sandra heard the riff and my voxbox additions saying “It’s a beautiful word” and "It’s a beautiful world” and just felt she needed to add the word “yes”. It is an affirmation, and celebration, of life and positivity. Brett: First of all, we write music to enjoy. If you enjoy it, listen to it again. We also write about things that inspire us, good and bad. If you find inspiration from it, then we’ve done well. We hope to always convey a positive message, like in “Yes”, but we’ll leave room for you to decide. If after hearing “Yes” you become curious about KinderCrowdControl, listen to another track. We hope that you enjoy it as much as we’ve enjoyed creating it. How much love do you put into putting each record together? Edem: Tons! That’s what has kept us going for years. We love what we do. We are so excited that our KinderCrowdControl music is resonating with so many around the world. Our song writing and production skills are improving with each release and, not to take away from anything we’ve done, each new piece is definitely an adventure! Brett: If we didn’t absolutely love what we do, we wouldn’t be doing it. Your music is really vulnerable but empowering. How did you find that balance? Edem: We’re human. As I mentioned above, being a fine artist, I feel the music should serve a higher consciousness. So, our music is a reflection of us, our emotions, and thought processes. The music comes from our honest knowledge of ourselves. Brett: Balance is part of nature itself. If the world were simply Black or White we’d have no way to find balance in anything. The fact that it’s Black & White, with all of the colors in between, makes life robust. I think the most enjoyable art will always shine a little light in something that’s a little dark or vice versa. It’s a way to give us perspective and allow each of us to find our own balance. Yin & Yang. Is there a fine line of revealing too much of yourself in your music? Edem: Definitely not. We stand in our power. We’re more than comfortable with who we are, and what we do. Brett: I don’t think we feel that way at all. We’re a “what you see is what you get” group. We’re comfortable with that. Is there music that didn't make the cut? Edem: Oh yes, as in releases. With the amazing home studio technology available today, I make many “sketches". We’re not constrained by recording studio hourly rates, so it’s just a question of putting the time in. But, to continue in my answer, some ideas become songs, and others, to quote Samuel L. Jackson in Pulp Fiction: “Some become nothing”. But nothing is wasted. An idea I may have written months prior may become a break in a new idea. See what I mean? So, in summary, there are always ideas that don’t make it to the public ear. But no idea or effort is wasted. Brett: There will always be recipes that don’t make it. The trick is not to dwell on them and move on. We’re fortunate to find inspiration from a lot of different things thereby giving us plenty of material to pull from. At any given time, we may have a dozen pieces we’re working on. The idea of “Making the cut” has always been a function of time. Lucky for us, we don’t have any corporate interference to deal with so we’re never under any deadline and therefore have all the time in the world. Sometimes we move quickly on a piece, and sometimes we need to let it cook a little longer. We have the luxury of making that choice. When it ultimately makes the cut, we’ll push it out and you’ll get a chance to hear it too. Thank you for this interview! Share all the Socials: Our hub: kindercrowdcontrol.bandcamp.com FB: https://www.facebook.com/KinderCrowdControl-178300222265468 Instagram, Tik Tok, Spotify, Amazon Music etc: kindercrowdcontrol