Behind the Track

Behind the Track: Nicolas Kluzek

18th March 2019

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What was the inspiration/is there a story behind your track?

The time I have to work on my own music (I write/produce for other artists) is usually late at night or early in the morning. This led me to write in a special way, when the house and the city are really quiet. I can’t really sing at 1am or play my guitar. It led me to write computer-based music…with headphones on!

What did your process involve?

Choosing and shaping sounds is an important part of the process. Some sounds trigger some mental images, memories, inspiration. Then I write the parts, usually, it’s done in an hour or two. This is the part all creative people love. The longest job is always bringing the track from a demo to a record. This is hard work, but I like it. Somehow, the dreamer and the doer agreed to agree in me!

Do you have a favourite line/section of the song?

I like when the piano comes in. It wants to tell a story. I spent some time ‘lofi-ing’ it. This is one aspect of modern production that fascinates me: making pristine sounds sound old and a bit broken. The vinyl crackles were added to recreate that older vibe too…The music-snake bites its tail and creates new shapes!

Can you describe your sound in three words?

Evocative, nocturnal, organic.

What’s the best thing about studying at BIMM Dublin?

Being in a music world 24/7. If you’re honest and open to it, you’ll see what is your own special place in that world. There’s not just one road.

Author

James Watts

Social Media Assistant, Professional Bassist and Music Journalist. Career highlights include performing at some of the UK's premier music festivals, recording in Abbey Road and interviewing Debbie Harry.