Hello Mino Bamboo! How are you?
I’m buzzin. You?
I’m great. Where are you from?
Portland, Oregon. Born and raised. Where the sun don’t shine, but the rain dooooooo!
How do you feel about the rain there?
I’m tired of it. It’s because it rains a lot here and to the people that drive or get rides, y’all don’t really realize how much it really rains here until y’all walkin in it. Yeahhhh I don’t have a car.
So, where do you get your inspiration from?
Moods that I feel that stand out from the rest. So basically life. Sometimes it’s just a sound or two. Like I’ll hear some clothes spinning in the dryer. I’d probably add some tribal drums playing over it. Then maybe some soft keys with a pad playing off in the distance. I’ll pretty much make a soundtrack off the mood of a memory.
How would you describe your music in only three words?
Alternative, colorful, andddddd otherworldly.
Yeah, I want it to take you somewhere else.
Which song was the hardest for you to write?
It’s between BAMBOO LANE and GONE BOY.
Why is that?
They both felt like I couldn’t capture the depth of the mood that I was feeling. Like the words didn’t match up to the volume of emotion, and I think it’s also because they’re both the most intense on the mood spectrum. Where BAMBOO LANE is energetic and aggressive and GONE BOY is calm and trembling.
Do you have any new challenges evolving as an artist?
Umm, not much, just getting used to becoming intimidating to some people in a good way but sometimes it feels like a bad way. So people treat you differently than how they treated you before, and I guess I’m just not used to that… the energy between you and the other person is now different, and you didn’t want it to change. But hey, this the life that I asked for.
Are you planning on releasing new music soon?
Maybe. I can’t say.
Anything you’d like to say to the reader?
Make sure you’ve heard my album, PRESENTATION OF A PURPLE MOOD. It’s a concept of two colors, red and blue. Red as in energetic, harsh, happy, or desireful, while blue as in calm, soft, sad, or truthful. You put those together and you get a journey through Dempur Woods.