This week I got to talk to a talented musician who goes by the name Corvax. They are a drummer and multi-instrumentalist who makes very creative and experimental music.
I hope you enjoy our conversation as much as we did!
An Interview With Corvax
Aaron Iara: Thank you for taking the time to speak to me this week. Please tell the readers a little bit about yourself.
Corvax: Hey Aaron thank you for messaging me. I’m a London based Artist originally from Wales. I’m a drummer turned producer, I started off as a drummer in metal bands and then ended up studying music production. As you can hear my music is very rhythm based which definitely comes from my drumming background. I’m signed under the Record Label Audiotrauma.
Aaron Iara: It is nice to meet you! I loved the Fake EP. Could you give the readers some background on your style and influences?
Corvax: My influences for this EP are definitely Pantera, Mike Patton, Nine Inch Nails, Massive Attack and Aphex Twin. As I’ve said this is a very drum heavy EP so there is also inspiration derived from drummers such as Benny Greb and Dave Lombardo.
Aaron Iara: I am a huge Mike Patton fan myself! All of those influences definitely shine through on this project.
What made you land on music as your preferred medium?
Corvax: I needed to express years of suppressed anger and frustration at being a non-assertive human being my entire life. Music helps me vent, I need it.
Aaron Iara: I feel you there! I am a pretty timid guy myself. Up until a few years ago, I had extreme social anxiety to the point of almost being mute.
How would you describe your creative process when it comes to making music? What type of gear do you use for production?
Corvax: My creative process is mainly improvising. Nothing is planned out I usually come up with a beat and everything is built up from that. A lot of my vocals are the first take so even the lyrics are spontaneous to whatever I was feeling at the time. I will not pretend to find it easy though, this EP took a lot of time until I was finally happy with it. As for gear this was all made inside my Laptop on Logic Pro X.
Aaron Iara: Improvisational skills are important to have, especially in music. We can make an infinite number of sounds. There are countless methods for timing and style. Sometimes planning out music is more of a burden than just going for it.
What are your biggest obstacles when it comes to making music? How do you overcome them?
Corvax: I do take a long time to finish one song. Normally I come up with a section and really produce that section and then find it extremely difficult to continue the song or create another section to follow. Honestly, to overcome them I have to take breaks from the song and wait until spontaneous inspiration.
Aaron Iara: Making and marketing music often requires collaboration with others. How do you foster relationships and approach the collaboration process?
Corvax: I am very open to working with others I think you can learn a lot. Both about yourself and the other person/people. This first EP I made completely alone (from songwiritng to mixing) apart from the mastering process which was done by a member of Audiotrauma named Arco. He did a fantastic job, it really added life and a whole new level to all the songs.
On the next EP I will have features and help as I think sometimes it’s just best to have another ear or brain hearing your ideas and coming up with sugestions you would never even have thought of. Also some nice clean vocals with be coming!!
Aaron Iara: We recently started talking through Reddit. I love the small and close-knit aspects of independent art communities. How do you feel about the indie music community?
Corvax: I really wouldn’t say I know much about it but I’ve found Reddit really useful for finding new bands and sharing my own music. I need to use it more to get to really know the communities.
Aaron Iara: What advice can you give for people who want to start producing music, or making art in general?
Corvax: Don’t overthink it, if you like it don’t change it.
Aaron Iara: Do you have any upcoming projects or events you would like to discuss?
Corvax: I am currently working on what could be an album or two separate EPs. I also have a remix ready to go as well and I really just want to get music out there.
Aaron Iara: Thank you for taking the time to speak with me this week! Please tell the readers where we can find your work.
Corvax: Thank you Aaron, you can find my music from these links:
Check Out Corvax!
A huge thank you to Corvax for taking the time to speak with me this week. Make sure to give the Fake EP a listen, and keep your eyes peeled for the next set of songs from this innovative creator!