Here lies Structure 005 – thanks + love to ROPE.
I caught up with enigmatic producer ROPE in the latest instalment of the SFS mix series. Peep the mix and read our Q&A below.
Hey man, how are you? Thank you for contributing to my humble little mix series, I really enjoyed the mix. Its super swell. Firstly, for the uninitiated out there, introduce yourself… Who is ROPE?
ROPE is a world and the songs are the islands and continents of this world and sometimes the stars and galaxies that you can see in the distance at night that distort as you squint.
What have you been doing today?
Today I have been playing about with some synths, reading a book, drinking tea whilst occasionally being caught out by the din of the American presidential election talk.
Describe the mix in 3 words?
Ambient space pop.
What was the last book you read?
Hot Milk by Deborah Levy.
What was the last record you bought?
Boy King by Wild Beasts.
Whats your earliest musical memory?
Hit me baby one more time.
Whats your thoughts on cheese?
100% positive. I had a Comte the other day from this local shop where good cheese goes to die (heaven). I have never had a cheese I haven’t liked. Never.
This changes for me all the time… But, what is your favourite film score at the moment?
I am absolutely in love with Kurt Stenzl’s soundtrack for Jodorowsky’s Dune. The synths are incredible. Properly nails the vibe.
What did you have for tea / dinner last night?
Stew with dumplings! All homemade. Just like yer mum would.
Who is your favourite superhero and why?
Does Luke Skywalker count? What about Jesus? I like skywalker more, he’s kinda angry and confused. A reluctant leader, someone I feel Plato would have plumped for. The antithesis to our modern day leaders.
What have been the main influences in your musical “journey”?
Early on animal collective were a gateway into more experimental stuff, then I suppose I went down loadsa fun paths ending up with all the classics like kraftwerk, MBV, as much as some black metal, music concrete and more ambient stuff. William Basinski is massive for me. Hence his piece forming the backbone of my mix.
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