Artyficial – New Album Interview
Artyficial is Thomas Wallner from Austria, a busy DJ and producer. He has just released his debut album – Little Things in Life – so we hooked up with him to find out more about the project and the new album.
While you read, listen to the full album on Trancentral’s Soundcloud:
Q: So who’s behind the Artyficial project?
A: Behind Artyficial is Thomas Wallner 35 years based in Vienna. Originally I am from the very south of Austria near Großglockner, the highest peak of Austria.
My debut album means really a lot to me, as it is my very first one. There was a point when I had like 3-4 nice tracks and then I decided why not doing an album and make 5 more so I did and I finished writing by July 2019.
Q: What was the moment you decided to start writing psytrance music?
A: That Moment happened in 2011 when I was sitting in Taliesin`s studio showing me the first steps in Cubase. After that I bought myself the gear and started producing my own music.
Q: New album – what does title “Little Things in Life” mean for you?
A: My debut album means really a lot to me, as it is my very first one. There was a point when I had like 3-4 nice tracks and then I decided why not doing an album and make 5 more so I did and I finished writing by July 2019.
Q: Tell us about your creative process for this album.
A: Usually I always start every track with kick & bass and after that building everything around it. I used quite unusual instruments in some tracks like in track 3 – spotlight a violin or on track 5 – tinder love a trumpet which is more common in house or techhouse music. But these tracks are working pretty good on the dancefloor I noticed recently. On track 4 – little things in life for example I found a really nice voice sample and built the track around this voice. I also used Tristan’s voice in track 8 – airtime. I cut it out of an Ozora Interview. Thanks for that by the way.
Q: Tell us about the album’s artwork and who’s behind it.
A: The way to the final CD Design was quite a ride. First of all I had the idea of using a really cool original psychedelic artwork and so TAS Visuals also from Austria came up into my mind and I contacted him. Georg Tas, who is a really really nice guy from styria, gave me a couple of his artworks to choose. After choosing the perfect one, I gave it to my talented designer from Hungary Ariella Agoi and she made the rest of the magic, arranged it and also filled in font, logos….
“Artyficial – Little Things in Life” album cover
Get the full album here : https://www.beatport.com/release/little-things-in-life/2787186
Q: What artists inspire you the most?
A: Mhhh there are loads of artist which of I really appreciate. Astrix, Tristan, Ajja, Ace Ventura, Alpha Portal, Liquid Soul, Burn In Noise, Outsiders, Volcano, Imagine Mars, Avalon, Pixel, Djantrix & Laughing Buddha just to name a few. And also inspiration came by artists I worked with over the years.
Q: What is the ultimate psytrance track for you?
A: There are a lot of tracks I like, because I play lots of DJ sets too and always on the look for killer sound. Recent ones are: GMS, Pixel, Ajja – What Makes a Man, Djantrix – Womb, Astrix & Vertical Mode – Seven Gates, Egorythmia – Nagual, Hypnoise & Starlab – Pretty High and also the whole Outsiders album is dope.
Q: What are the future plans for Artyficial?
A: I do have also plenty of collaboration tracks to be released within the next months with Ital, Gypsy Soul, Silent Sphere, Ananda, Taliesin, Loxias, Futurum Sonat, Tolaris and many more. I also started new project with my lady in crime Jenny, called Tom & Jenny. We gonna release our first single track soon on TesseractStudio. And I also have 2 tracks left from the album to be release soon and wrote plenty of new music as well. So stay tuned and keep it psychedelic.
Check out our previous interview with S-Range : https://trancentral.tv/2020/01/s-range-arkamena-new-album-interview/