KLANGPLANET is a terrific music producer who combines unique elements to make some of the most exciting music around today.
We have selected his music to our Sound Selection twice now, and this time we decided just to interview him. Here is our interview with Frieder, the man behind KLANGPLANET.
Hi, how are you?
I’m fine thank you – it’s a great pleasure sharing my music these days
So, how did KLANGPLANET come about?
For some reason, I felt the time is right to release a solo project reflecting all my passion for music in order to share it with music lovers all over the planet
You mixed a lot of deep and nature elements in your song ‘Starlight’, how did you decide to combine those?
It actually started with pictures in my head and nature sounds popped up being the core part of my mind-traveling. All I had to do is dropping those piano notes to paint a picture and adding more elements to create a scenery.
You mostly make Deep House; do you decide the genre of the song beforehand or when you have already developed the bones of the song?
There is no particular reason for choosing Deep House, in fact, I didn’t even think about a particular genre when I started – it just developed and it became a colouring of moods that I felt suits quite well
What is your process in collecting sounds for your song?
It starts with a memory of places or situations that mean something to me and so far matching field recordings have been available. I also combine those sounds to create a vivid sound layer as it is a musical journey instead of static moments
If you could give any advice to aspiring music producers what would it be?
Well, follow your passion that’s key and always be confident in what you’re doing. Don’t be discouraged an keep on being creative and being yourself
What are your plans for the rest of 2017?
Good question, actually I will go on as always – once there is an idea I start writing music and if there isn’t any for the moment it’s o.k. – no pressure. But of course I hope I’ll be able to still write a few tracks in 2017
And our final question. What is your definition of culture?
Culture is very importing in being a uniting element and music has a great impact on connecting people of so many ethnically diverse societies – we need to conserve and protect natural and cultural heritage and always be open-minded – music is one way how to express and to live it – music has no borders.
Thank you for those great responses, Frieder!