Volterock: If you found a portal, where would you want it to take you?
Rob Clouth: To a place where you can immediately create anything you can think of, without the hassle of trying to convert that idea into something physical with your hands.
What are some activities or hobbies that you do?
What inspires you as a musician?
How did you begin your journey in music production?
Who and/or what are some of your biggest influences?
Musically (and some might unoriginally), I'd say it'd have to be Squarepusher, Aphex, Clark and the other Warp boys. In an album: Go Plastic. I still listen to it occasionally these days, and I hear new elements, new hidden themes each time. I love it. Non-musically, I don't know, although maybe Maths occasionally. For example, I've started work on fractal song; the tempo is always slowing down and from within the gaps between the sounds new rhythms and melodies emerge, only to be split apart as new structure push those sounds apart. It sounds shit at the moment but I'm working on it!
Do you have any favorite books or authors?
Do you have any pets? And if so, what are their names?
Every sound seems to be hand crafted with delicate precision. What hardware and/or software do you find to be the most expressive for your kind of work-flow?
How do you begin a song? And how does the creative process unfold when you're in the studio?
If you were a super hero and had one super power, what would it be?
What alias' have you produced under?
When you look outside, what do you see?
Do you have any tips for other music producers who are looking to reach your production quality?
If you could have one unexplained mystery answered, what would it be?
What's the best way to stay up-to-date with your live shows and new music productions?
Either my Soundcloud page (robclouth), my Twitter (robclouth), or my Facebook page (vaetxh).
How may we reach you to book a live performance?
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