We sit on an old tired couch in some hip cafe in the trendy part of town, not far from where Ian is about to start a two week recording session with an artist that he make us believe is going to go very big in 2013.
As he talks about it he shifts between laughing at their late night antics as well as being well excited about what they are about to archive.
“It’s all the head, you know” he says. “With this record I sort of know how it will end up sounding like, well in advance. It’s nice, very nice indeed, That’s why having fun is very much a big part of the process too”
The days of being worried about how people might think of you and your music are seemingly over by now. Was Ian penalised for acting like a cross between a rockstar and some laidback life enjoying person all his life? Probably yes, but over the years he seems to have learned not to care about it. “Never did really”
He is on a roll now, got tons of ideas about how to go about on his quest to get his sound out and about. Early next year it will be Germany that will play host to what is sure to become a defining moment for BritishPopSongs, the label that he tireless keeps pushing bounderies with. “I kind of felt that the business of music was about to change big way already many years back, and i so much wanted to be part of the new. I took the opportunity to allow myself time off to shape things to come. Did people understand? nop, not really, but you know what? I really couldn’t care, I knew I was on to something.”
Time is running out, Ian is off to start the two week recording of what will probably be a recording we all will much more to in the following year, much like the book, the handful of other releases, the radio shows etc etc.
Before he heads off, Ian gives a few hints about how he goes about his music:
“What I really try to archive is to get my sound out to the most people as I possibly can in the shortest amount of time. Easy feast, oh no.. It’s a British inspired sound, spanning all the great years of pop music, 60 to 90’s, not that i don’t like the last two decades, but I have to accept that the music business has changed. Run out of ideas? Maybe. I don’t listen much to other music, in a way that I buy 10 records and then sits down for a day or so. That’s not because I don’t like music, but I’m worried about getting ideas that comes from others, there would no point if i started getting too inspired by what’s around at the moment, a new synth sound or plug-in. So I duly stick to my own songs and way of playing my instruments. I might not be a great guitar or bas player, far from, ooops, but I do have my own style. haha. ”
He’s already out of the door by now..
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