|Posted on January 4, 2012 at 1:50 AM|
01 - Artist Name = Mock Sun
02 - Location = Wilkes-Barre, PA
03 - How did the project come into existence? = A living room jam session was recorded and subsequently stashed away for several months. There was talk of possible collaboration between each musician that mingled that night but talk is cheap and pipe dreams are a dime a dozen.
However, there are times when bottled creativity reaches its boiling point. Occasionally, one cannot help but rebel against the apathetic aggression that plagues our planet. Hence, the recordings resurfaced and two like-minded musicians decided to come together and listen to what their muses had been screaming about all along.
04 - Who are the members of the band if any and please tell us about it? = Guitarist and sometimes lyricist, Mark, composes a myriad of melodies and draws upon many sources of instrumentation to bring each piece to its completion. Jami Kali writes words, plays with their sounds and meanings, and sings the sweet yet sinister tunes.
05 - How would you describe your sound/genre? = Dream Folk – [dreem-fohk] (n.) A web of fluidly eclectic guitar experimentation and spacey vocal harmonies intertwined with a unique process of shared thought.
06 - What formal training or previous experience do any of the members have? = We are self-taught musicians who continuously evolve and experiment with sound.
07 - Are you working w/ a producer on your upcoming album? = No. All of the recording and producing for our upcoming album, the Lucid Paper Palace Project, is being done by us.
08 - Who would you say has been the biggest influence on the bands sound or that you have used as inspiration for your music? = The inspiration for our message and sound comes from our respect for the beauty that exists in the world despite the perpetual forces working against it. The urge to communicate our message also stems from our intense feelings of unrest with regards to humanity’s stagnant pseudo-complacency surrounding the cosmic footprint of our existence.
Those we hold dear include: Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Plotinus, Harold Pinter, Joni Mitchell, Eric Drooker, Sam Beam (Iron and Wine), Chris & Rich Robinson (The Black Crowes), Chogyam Trungpa, Jack White, Timothy Leary, Neil Young, and Pythagoras.
09 - What advice would you give to others starting out? = Breath easy. Take your time but do it quickly. Talk to as many strangers as you can. Keep your eyes wide enough to see your world. Taste and chew. Digest whatever will stay down. Then spit it back up at everyone—but in your own words.
10 - Where can people go to learn more about you and hear your music? = Listen to our music at www.reverbnation.com/mocksun or find us on facebook at www.facebook.com/mocksunmusic. We also have a website in the works which will be located at www.mock-sun.com.
11 - If you could play anywhere in the world or with anyone you wanted where and who would it be with? = A cottage house in the countryside of Ireland. Or under an unobscured sky somewhere on abandoned South Dakota farmland surrounded by a red rock kingdom while accompanied by the rhythmic stomps of wild horses.
12 - What has been your greatest experience so far either individually or as a whole? = The ability and gift of creation and communal expression. It’s difficult to find the words to express the bliss of watching an idea manifest as something real enough to be heard and experienced by others.
13 - Do you have any upcoming events or news you would like to tell our readers about? = Our first album, The Lucid Paper Palace Project, will debut in February 2012.
14 - Where do you see yourselves or hope to be in about 5 years? = We’ll be old enough to say, “When I was your age…” but too young to understand what we’re even talking about. So we’d rather not dream that far ahead. We’ll be there in the time it takes to blink, anyway. And suppose we do think about it: Wherever we’re gonna be, we’re gonna be. And we ain’t gonna be late.