Interview With an Emerging Indie Artist Dorian Thoughts
LET ME ASK YOU STRAIGHT AWAY, WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY THE NAME “DORIAN THOUGHTS”?
Well, when I really got into music and its theory while learning the guitar, I discovered the Dorian mode. It’s a feel or a vibe you can say that Dorian mode gives that I got obsessed with. I used to think about it all the time. The name “Dorian thoughts” came out of it.
DORIAN THOUGHTS RECENTLY RELEASED 3 SINGLES, ALL 3 TOTALLY IN DIFFERENT GENRES. WHAT WERE YOU THINKING?
There was no plan to do so. No specific reason. I had a lot of tracks to finish and these came out as easy to be done at the earliest. I mean, I was not in a hurry for anything or I did not give myself a dead line to get my music released. It was quite random, it is confusing I know. The track “Sunset slow Drive” was actually composed, recorded, produced and initially uploaded on YouTube within 3 days I believe, while “The Great Empty Mountain” was sitting around in my laptop since March 2019 and Similarly “Routine” was there since fall of 2014 I recall. I did not intend to be a genre confined artist. I listen to many artists across wide genres and styles and they are all influential while I compose.
BUT THEN AGAIN, FROM A COMPLEX CONTEMPORARY CLASSICAL PIECE, TO A SUBTLE PROGRESSIVE VIBE ROCK SONG, TO A LOOP ELECTRONIC TRACK?
That’s just how I feel. Some days I’m obsessed with Bach other days I groove to Bonono (*laughs). I am in the process of completing an EP and that I believe is what you can categorize if you will as “Rock”. But honestly, all my recordings vary widely in terms of genre.
ARE YOU REACHING OUT TO RECORD LABELS AS WELL?
No, Right now I am taking care of everything from recording to digitally distribution to reaching out.
YOU MENTIONED ABOUT YOUR NEXT EP. WHEN CAN WE EXPECT THAT TO RELEASE?
I actually thought of releasing 4 -5 singles through the months but now I feel an EP is better, so yeah. Maybe around October or rather earlier. Only vocals are left for 2 of the tracks, 1 is complete and 2 are just random recordings that I am going to leave raw, I am quite lazy these days.
ANY SPECIFICS FOR THE SAME? LIKE WHAT KIND OF MUSIC CAN WE EXPECT FROM THE NEXT DORIAN THOUGHTS EP?
Just some groovy rock music, ambient spacey keys, evil organs, improvised guitar solos and Extra bass. And probably an acoustic instrumental track. I’ve posted some teasers on Instagram if you’d like to get a vibe. I also have 3 Extra tracks, 1 one YouTube and 2 on Sound Cloud which I have not released on streaming platforms yet.
WHERE CAN THE FANS CONNECT WITH YOU AND ALSO GET UPDATES ABOUT YOUR LATEST RELEASES AND NEWS?
I am available on Instagram @DorianThoughts and on Facebook. Would love to interact and know people who love my music.