Wolf Red: Can you say a few words about some of your favorite synthesizers used during the production of the Pleiadian Prophecy track on The Exodus Wave album?
Wolf Red: How do feel about about the sound of the Pleiadian Prophecy track and “The Exodus Wave” album sound as a whole?
I love all the tracks and think that Ron (Charron, aka.: Kuutana) is a genius when it comes to blending different musical ideas that converge to make a true synergy. The album has a nice continuity and flow seamlessly from one track to the next!
Wolf Red: Your other project work under the project name “Synthesist” also seems to have some tangential inspirations from the Tangerine Dream sound. Can you say a few words about this and other influences?
Chris: In the 70's, the sound of Synthesizers emerged changing the nature of how music was created. Early electronic music coming from Europe really bent my ear...Tangerine Dream has always been a major influence and one of my favorites. Tonto's Expanding Head Band, Synergy, Kraftwerk, ELP, Rick Wakeman & Jan Hammer to name a few, have all contributed to the dawn of synthesis by breaking new ground and taking us on journeys unimagined.
Wolf Red: The track name "Pleiadian Prophecy" was chosen by you. Can you say a few words to share the inspiration behind the name?
Chris: The intro sample sounds alien so I named it Pleiadian (after the Pleiades constellation) and Prophecy to tell an unknown story, unheard by human ears.
Wolf Red: There seems to be a renewed interest in synthwave and other synthesizer-heavy types of music with a touch of retro and 80s. What are your thoughts on this? Do your feel your music and that of Sequential Dreams fit into this trend or is it something different?
Chris: I remember back when it was all called "electronic music". The 80's were a big boom to bringing synthesizers to the front line versus guitar driven music. I loved all the synth pop hits from the likes of Thomas Dolby, Depeche Mode, Howard Jones, Ultravox and Duran Duran.
I call my music electronic but people tend to define it as New Age or Ambient. We have been creating music like this since the 80's so I do not feel that it's a new trend we are following. The game changed in recent years as we all now have home studios with computers, sequencers, midi and multi-timbral synths. Before, we had to pay big bucks to recording studios to over-dub on 16 tracks.
Our music is a collection of electronic music ideas Carefully crafted, mixed and mastered by our front man, Ron Charron (a.k.a.: Kuutana).