Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Cyril M. Interview

Interviewer:Fumimasa Hori

In mid-July,I interviewed with French multi-instrumentalist Cyril M.via e-mail.When I contacted Cyril M. through Facebook,he gave me a free download code of his new solo albumVertiges.I listened to it just after that. Then, I replied my impressions. The interview begins when he exchanges chat with me.


 ― It is great that the contrast between stasis and dynamics is clear on your new album. I also feel Japanese sense from your music. I think you have listened to a lot of Japanese music, especially Keiji Haino.

Cyril: I'm very glad you like this album, thanks. It's true that I listened to a lot of Keiji Haino, but my great fear is to sound like a copy from him. With this album I tried to get a little away from his influence. I also listened a lot to Otomo Yoshihide, Kawabata Makoto, and more recently Taku Sugimoto. Recently, I tried new directions on electro-acoustic guitar, and maybe you have seen the video on my YouTube channel.But whoever my music sounds like, I really care to be honest in what I'm doing towards my audience. That's the most important to me.