What is future Tara Putra gonna sound like?
Mostly, the tracks will be heavily influenced by dub sounds but somehow it’s difficult for me to define the sound well. Right now, I’m also producing some Ambient tunes as well as Psybient. It’s hard to predefine a genre, because there are boundless possibilities. The upcoming release together with a friend from Gliese Rec. will be nothing but dub, including some Ambient tracks.
What are your music influences? Are you trained in music? What about Sound engineering?
There are too many influences to be mentioned. I’m listening to a lot of styles and different genres ranging from Ambient, Psybient, Darkpsy, Dub, Reggae to Indian Classic and Eastern European sound or Arabic music among many others.
I’m an autodidact without musical education, only trained by myself. It’s good to try new musical oddities as often as possible.
Analogue or Digital?
Digital. Since I have a new computer on my desk all of the work was created internally. But it’s a question of money and time as well. When we had played live, a lot of analogue synthesizer had been used. Their sound is amazing and it’s fun to have your hands on various control knobs. But if time is limited or if you want (or need) to build a practical idea quickly a digital environment is brilliant.
Interviewed by Harsha Vardhan