Mod303 is being interviewed for their “Modem Call” [ARCH116] release alongside their latest podcast on Archipel’s live series. Read about one of the most intriguing and talented sound designers of the hexagon!
Archipel: Hi! How are you? Tell me about yourself please!
Mod2 & 303box: Hello! All good here thank you! We are two brothers, Jeremy (mod2) and Nicolas (303box), we live in paris and experiment with sound since 2005.
A: What is going on in your life right now?
M: All our time is dedicated to creating music, we work a lot and barely leave the studio, a bit like two mad scientist locked up in their lab looking for the secret formula! We are currently working on our mod2 & 303box project that will soon transform to mod303, neater. We have decided to make this project a priority since JP (Pheek) offered us a free roaming space at Archipel. We have other collaborations in preparation, with Giash for example, another from the label with whom we will release an album. We are also participating in Arnaud (Input Selectror)’s future album. In addition we are still fueling our ‘act3’ project alive with the singer “L’oiseau noir” alongside an exclusive bandcamp release which will be called “Exercices” made of five 15min tracks.
A: What is your take on sound sculpture?
M: We like organic atmospheres a lot. We are also fond of using field recordings that are made every day on the go. We really enjoy looking for as much textures, samples and noise as we like to be recorded alongisde melancolic melodies!
A: How do you get that spirit, that emotion?
M: We frequently imagine situations or graphical representation of what could stick with the track in question. Thus our music tends to focus on stimulating emotions and imagination. Our dream would be that one day we work on a film or a short-cut. And now the word is out, if anyone is interested! 🙂
A: Is it european to feel for Jazz that way?
M: It depends on the mood that day, while it is true that our first album on Archipel “Court-Métrage” as well as our first podcast had a lot of jazz oriented sounds, for this new and second podcast and our second album “Modem Call” we tried to explore tribal atmospheres along with classical music.
A: Do you think merging classical to electronic is a good way to keep both alive?
M: Yes it is most certainly one of the ways, but most of all an opportunity for us to add even more emotion to our music!
A: Who is your biggest influence?
M: Thom Yorke without a doubt!
A: Anything you would like to mention, add or comment?
M: We would just like to precise that our podcasts are made out of music specially crafted for that effect.
Thank you and see you soon!
Interview by PH PARADIS.