INTERVIEW: Frank Cogliano



Todays Q/A is with Frank Cogliano, an interesting view on his music endeavours.


What was the first thing that attracted you to the world of electronic music?


I had a Yamaha Portasound keyboard growing up, and it had a really great demo song


Do you remember any album or concert that has changed everything?


Not really, all music is a miracle from God


Since you got into this professionally, what helped you the most to grow as an artist?


Forcing myself to write even though i didn't feel like it. Deadlines and structure are very important


How is the music scene in your city?


New York City has a magnificent assortment


What are your favorite places to hang out in the city?


Inside my apartment


Have you had time to focus on making music, spending time with your family, or planning future projects during this past year of lockdowns?


Not really, I've been a little distracted by the world imploding around us



How was your last project born?


In January - February 2020 I had sort of a new years resolution that I would force myself to write one piece of music per day, so that I would keep to a schedule and have some structure so I would actually create something. Some distracting things happened shortly thereafter and I forgot about it until about a year later, when I realized I liked some of the tracks and decided to release them.


What do you want to convey in this work? What is the concept behind it?


It's definitely nostalgic of the pre-2000s era in general. I grew up in the 90s so these sounds mean a lot to me. I'd just say its a tribute to a certain time. The first side is upbeat and the second side is more ambient.


As for your studio, what is your setup currently made of?


A Mac Pro, I use logic. I have some hardware synths like Moog and DSI, and lots of guitars and a couple amps. But on this one I used a lot of samples of things from the internet.


What's the one bit of kit you'll never get rid of, no matter what?


Its definely hard to choose just one thing. I mean the center of it all is the software, so I cant do without my computer. But other than that it would be my Telecaster.


What would you say is the definition of your sound?


Environmentally friendly


What was the last record store you visited and what did you get out there?


Academy records in brooklyn, and i got Nina Hagen and Ahmen Fakroun.


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