Interview : Charlie Looker talks about his musical experiments, the scene, and the latest album "Simple Answers"
Date: 2018 May 10th Place: West Village, NYC Interviewer: Joe Onishi ――How have you started music in general? CL: First Love is like 11 or 12 got into Slayer and Megadeath and then through that, more extreme metal right away, Morbid Angel, Napalm Death, Earache Records 90s stuff, death metal, grindcore, that kind of stuff. At the same time, punk in general, conservative stuff or mainstream rock, mainstream alternative rock at the top of the time. ――Also indie rock or something? CL: There's always been a melodic side, which is kind of more neo romantic, post punk, English goth, new wave stuff, always melodic element and then story of complex, dissonant, technical weirdo side of thing, through death metal, through modern classical composition. When I was at high school, I was not singing yet and just a guitar player, I really got into all these abstract difficult form of music, jazz, modern classical music, free jazz, improv, noise, industrial, all the weirdo shit at once.