Q. When did Chainsaw Rainbow start? tell us about the history...
Chainsaw Rainbow is a solo project that I started about 2 years ago. I wanted to do a noisy guitar project without any other instruments.
Q: Who are your influences?
Aphex twin, MBV, Sonic Youth, Spacemen 3, Earth to name a few. Visual artist-Jean Michel Basquiat, author-Charles Bukowski, machine sounds. Any type of musical drone
Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
There are numerous influences and it’s difficult to name a top 5, however here’s 5 in no particular order.
Aphex Twin- Selected Ambient works volume 2
Velvet Underground and Nico.
Boards of Canada-Geogaddi;
Q. How do you feel playing live?
It’s fun and rewarding. It’s one of the few times in life where I’m really in the moment and time stands still. Plus it’s great to hear the sounds at a loud volume when the sound waves are colliding creating music within the music.
Q. How do you describe chainsaw rainbow sounds?
Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs? I’m well rehearsed when I go into the studio. I will typically record all of the tracks in succession like a performance. Most everything is first take. Sometimes I’ll redo a track if I want to change something. I like to work fast and capture the performance.
Q. Which new bands do you recommended?
There’s a lot of great music here in L.A. that I like. Hott MT, Vum , Egrets on Ergot are few of them. I find obscure stuff online sometimes that I really like. There’s an artist that I found on bandcamp named Astrobrite that does some great stuff.
Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
Never have thought about that much. Maybe a really slow fuzzy drone version of Cinnamon girl by Neil Young, or Venus in Furs by V.U.
Q: What are your plans for the future....
To continue to create music and art.
Q: Any parting words?
Thanks for supporting music around the world.