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Newgrounds Musician Interviews: Shabbyjazz

Posted by Belthagor - July 14th, 2018

I am glad you decided to fill out this interview, Shabbyjazz, and let us know more about yourself.

How did you make up your username?

My username here is what I usually use on most platforms, and it's a character from a story I've written. My artist name is "Ciel Ouvert" and comes from one of my favorite songs by Yello called "Ciel Ouvert". It means "open skies" and I find it very fitting for the style of music I create.

Is there a certain message you want to give your audience in your works?

Most of the time I try to convey certain emotions, I'm very interested in music as an experience of visuals as much as the sound itself. I often imagine visuals to go with my songs, like a story being told through the sounds.

Would you have any difficulty composing a certain type of music or genre?

I've been asked a few times why I don't create music that's hip and pop at the moment. I can't do that, because that's not what's inside me when I create music. The only styles I can create are electronica based; like downtempo, ambient, chillout and new wave.

What programs/instruments/other things do you use?

I use FL studio and have been for the past 15 years or so. Within it I use a variety VST plugins like Nexus and Massive. As for instruments I have a shabby Yamaha PSR-E333 that I play whenever I need to create melodies that are harder to program.

Do you see music as a career?

No, not really. It has always been just a hobby, and I don't think it'll ever become anything more than that.

Are you working on anything right now? Tell us about it.

I always have a lot of projects going, most of the time I'm just creating a small piece that works as is, but I can't get any further with. So I jump onto the next one. Sometimes I go back to a small piece and figure out how to make it work.

Other comments?

I'd like to thank you belthagor for this interview.