Moisture Podcast 006
It's not necessary to represent the project «Lenta» and other alter ego - «nenado», because even before his first release, he has found fans and receives a huge number of positive reviews from the well-known musicians. It's worth noting that the sound plays a key role in his tracks. It set the mood and character for him. And all this is known to be changing. His music is created independently of season, weather conditions and area. Lenta record sounds anywhere: at home, in the street, while traveling and hereafter by various experiments with these sounds and his unique creations are born.
Short video for our podcast from lɘnta:
Short unterview from lɘnta for [moisture] team:
1. Hi, Rasul! Do you remember how your sound-producer career started? It’s interesting to know, which factors make you to do it and how was born your first published track?
- Hi..I always have need for music since childhood. I’ve started making music since we had the first PC at home. Then I used cassette for sampling, digitizing, cut, changed and twisted sounds. I always found something new. It was so excited so I have no other hobbies. And the first published track, wrote by the name “lenta”, was born after my communication with fascinating photographer “Ladoshi Mau”. I was shocked and surprised, something shine inside me. I saw that he ruined all frames and released the freedom. He had unique self-expression and his own perception of the world, so I wanted the same. And soon I made a track which was form inside me, I tried to do that I like. I called it “un” and took nickname “lenta”. After that I got lots of feedback from fans and later I was offered to publish it on vinyl and work with “other heights records”.
“Just do that you like ad feel”. It was a discovery for me.
2. Who did you want to be in childhood?
- I can’t remember, but now, I release that I little dreamed in childhood. I lived other’s dreams and now I start really dream. I understand that dreams should be beautiful and you must believe in it and its beauty.
3. Do you have any idols among musicians? Who you would advise to listen?
- There are lots of wonderful musicians but I have no idols. And it would be mistake to distinguish somebody.
I always looking for something new for me and often make a discovery, not only in electro music. I think your audience can choose what to listen by them. It’s important to listen yourself and I believe that we meet here…just looking for something.
4. We know that you make friends with lots of artists. So it would be interesting to know, should we wait joint project in future and with whom it will be? And if you had to an opportunity to cooperate with your favorite or just famous musicians, who it would be?
- I must to confess that it’s hard to me to work with somebody. I have some joint projects but they are frozen. So I can’t finish them and I don’t know why. I guess I need another approach to avoid patterns. But I sure that one day I’ll can do it.
5. As we know, you take photos beside music, and preferably using film. What does it mean for you?
- I like this hobby and it means a lot for me. A good shot can be beginning of inspiration. I always think that if you look at photo carefully or not in focus, it can sounds inside you, images are rise and at the end energetics will be create. Film and old camera give you incredible results.
6. So, what about movies and film directors?
- My favorite director is Jim Jarmusch. He is special for me! Cinema is interesting thing at all. We are in trance during movie watching. So I think that it’s important what films you watch and with movie-director you connect. Well, I guess we enjoy those films, which give us emotions, which we have not.
7. What kind of art are you keen on? And what did empress you last time?
- I keen on collages. It seems to be very intimate. Collages are really empress me. It’s kinda there is no frames, boarders and your result will unique. The most interesting thing for me that you work with photo. Every photo has its own mood. You choose fragments by your own, cut it and mix with other by that getting absolutely new mood. It gives you brand new feelings.
8. As we know you were invited to ARMA17 (Moscow) not so long ago. What can you tell us about your emotions?
- Friendly speaking it was my first invitation, lenta’s first public performance. It was very cool, I was glad. There were friendly organizers “Do\nothing” and people in club and that atmosphere. I’ll still getting good reviews about track from all over the world. And I appreciate it.
9. O.K it would be interesting to know, where would you like to perform and what is important in your performances?
-It’s hard to mark a particular place becauseI don’t think about it. And about importance, in my opinion you should give people your mood.
10. Now you have another one project – “nenado”. What is the difference between “nenado” and “lenta”?
- I don’t know. But I feel that there is some difference…or not. Is it important???
11. We know that most of creators make a whole picture or history before work. Do you do the same thing? Do you dedicate your works to events or people?
- No, I don’t. I never know what I can get at the end. I trust it to my “sixth sense”. When I work…it’s like another state of mind. It’s kinda meditation. As I’ve already said “ladoshi mau” was my inspiration, so I can dedicate to her all my work.
12. The internet open new opportunities to impress yourself but good tracks and producers are lose in bad materials recently. How do you think, should we fight against it?
- I agree, but don’t pay attention to new products. I try to find something in old music. And people who find something in new half-stuff enjoy it so I guess we shouldn’t find. We should enjoy.
13. What do you associate the modern club culture with in Russia? How do you feel about? What do you think about musical tastes of young people today?
-It’s very different. There are lots of cultures and they have their own interesting or tastes. Today young people very different, it sounds good to me because it develop our imagination.
14. it’s interesting to know, have you got a motto or something which can help you go through troubles?
-I try not to give up and release myself. Or I say: “Keep on, Rasul…keep on . It had to happen, it was great lesson for you” .
15. What do you think about [moisture]? Tell us about its strengths and weakness.
- I guess you haven’t got a weakness; you have a strong cool team. They are creative and interesting and I happy to keep in touch.
16. And finally, give a couple of tips for beginning DJ’s and sound-producers.
- Dschalal ad-Din ar-Rumi wrote: “happiness is singing a song like a bird and not pay attention who is listening”. So, sing your own song,