Sound Imagery

Disconnect with Sound Imagery

Lauren Krieger

Sometimes all you need to do is disconnect. It’s not difficult to find yourself with a connection addiction, always tied to your devices with a desire not to be alone. Sound Imagery intends to create opportunities for us to take a moment to release ourselves not only from our connections but from our consciousness. With music designed to help you unwind and surrender, he combines various styles of chillout and ambient music that encourages you to put on your headphones and close your eyes, experiencing the deep emotions that come from listening and letting go.

With a reach of over 5K, Sound Imagery’s guest mix on Chillout Sundays introduced the CHILL audience to his eclectic and experimental sound, which will now continue on with the launch of his new show Disconnect. Catch the premiere live on September 9th @ 11 AM EST [convert timezone] or listen anytime you need to unwind with FRISKY Premium. Learn more about Sound Imagery before diving in:

What is your first music memory?

My first music memory is my Nan buying me a Guns and Roses tape, but my Uncle took it off me as had too much swearing in it.

What about one of your favorite music memories of all time? 

It has to be a gig I was doing in the Junk Club Southampton, I was playing a tech set, and around 3 am I dropped a deep disco edit, and the whole room responded, and I could feel the love, and I had the entire room in the palm of my hand. It was a thing of beauty.

Who are some of your early influences? Who do you love listening to today? 

I fell in love with Pink Floyd and Bob Marley when I was around 11 or 12, these days I still listen to many genres of music, but I focus much of my listening on Pink Floyd, Hans Zimmer, Film Scores and Binaural sounds. 

When did you first start dabbling with your own music? What was that experience like? 

I started messing with sounds on the Play Station 2 and it was very basic, almost loop building really. I then moved to Reason and started to make House Music, i could not get the sounds right and became very frustrated with the process, i then decided that i wanted to learn Music Production in more detail so embarked on a Music degree. This is where everything changed for me, i started to understand many of the principles of music production and as a result of this my work flow increased as did the levels of production.

Where do you find yourself getting the most inspiration from? 

Inspiration for what I do can come from many different places. I’m inspired by philosophy and find myself listening on youtube to people like Alan Watts and Sadhguru, for example. Profound words inspire me to create a palette of sounds. My latest project, A Journey into Space, was inspired by my Dad. He passed away in April this year and had a rare illness that means that no matter what help he gets, he won’t ever be able to communicate or be fixed. I wanted to create a project that would allow me to stop thinking about my Dads illness a form of meditation, perhaps.  A great man called Bob Marley once said: “When the music hits you, you feel no pain.”

What do you wish that listeners experience when they listen to your set?

I would hope the listeners feel a calmness in the mind when listening to my sets and that the listener would experience joy. I always include Binaural beats in my sets and the science behind Binaural allows me to send positive messages to the listener’s body via the ear. As mentioned before I like to include philosophy in my sets and I have selected the words that I feel has the most impact on a person.

Is there anything you would like to share with your audience? 

I want to say that I hope that you feel positive after listening to my sets and worst-case scenario these sets are designed to help you get a better nights sleep. I love doing what I do, and I hope you do too.

Tune in to the premiere on September 18th @ 5 PM EST [convert timezone] or listen anytime / anywhere after with a FRISKY Premium Subscription & FRISKY Mobile Apps.

MITCH OLIVER – AURORA

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