OddLogicle is a solo project from Ethereal Life Records based in southeastern Louisiana. His endeavor is to create electronic music – such as IDM – that’s odd, intriguing, and strange.

But has a sense of logic, groove, and a good feel, yet still with catchy moments throughout. While the instruments are digital as of now, there’s no resistance to incorporating the analog into the mix for more sonic exploration. As for lyrical topics, they can include from the most serious of issues to down-right inane, fun ones all the way to sheer thought-provoking and contemplative matters. This project was designed with the intent to be unbounded by imagination in its expression.

Websites or Social Media Pages:

https://store.cdbaby.com/Artist/Oddlogicle

https://ethereal-life-records.bandcamp.com/

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPcXKyD9rxnkd5UxXqQ3zCg

What Musical Genre Do You Feel Best Describes Your Music And How Would You Describe Your Sound?

In general, electronic yet experimental; specifically, IDM & avant garde. The sound would be somewhere between the grooves of hip-hop/rap & spastic energy of IDM & eccentric rhythmic exhibitions of drum and bass.

How Did You Get Your Name? Is There A Story?

While initially creating the music for the debut release, I was scrounging through my thoughts about what name would fit this project well, to encompass all the territory it would cover - conceptually, musically, & lyrically - I contemplated how this could be accomplished. I know I wanted the "strange" aspect to be represented but also the "rational" in the title, so the reasonable thing to me was play with language: make it 1 word, not 2, and to change the end's spelling to where it appears different but still make sense logically, hence OddLogicle.

What Are or Have Been Your Musical Influences?

Musically, I'd have to say Aphex Twin or Squarepusher; lyrically, contemplations and ponderings based on observations, feelings, and moods; conceptually, "engineering" of language, or workings of nature.

What Are You Working On Now? Any Future Collaborations We Can Look Forward To?

I'm currently working on part 2 of an instrumental trilogy concept entitled Oddtronic. It should be finished and released in the earlier half of 2020. I've reached out to a few about collaboration but may only have 1 prospect - that itself could be a while before we look more into that, but fairly likely somewhere down the line.

What Is Your Ultimate Goal In The Music Industry? What Is Your Plan Of Action?

I want to be a prolific artist (musical, visual, etc.) qualitatively and quantitatively & let my unbounded creativity be expressed so that I don't have to invest into mainstream paths in the industry and can rely on the support of my fans, my tribe throughout the nation and even across the globe. In the beginning of my career, the focus is to produce as much quality valuable product as possible, with help from any peer collaborator individuals on par with my level of devotion and current progress, and get people to discover & know about me.

What Is Your Favorite Track To Perform Live and Why?

I haven't performed live (yet) but have gone back and forth if I will one day, even if only once. If I had to guess, I think "Speak With A Purpose" just might be the one since it was the 1st song where I finished lyrics and has such a fun cadence to it.

What Has Been The Biggest Challenge In Your Career Thus Far?

Quite equally, in their own ways, mixing/editing and discouragement would be the culprits - sometimes intertwined together.

What’s Your Typical Songwriting Process?

I pretty much always compose music first, then decide if I even want lyrics for a particular piece. Sometimes before I start working on music, I try to have a concept in mind to help guide the sound, and process. That phase sets the theme, the framework for lyrics to be constructed.

How Has Social Media Influenced Your Career As An Artist?

It hasn't - mainly because I don't use it, but a friend has helped me by using it. I like its reach but...I guess it's a trust/technology thing for me. (I mean, I wrote "Technology Is Stupid" as the 2nd piece I released for a joke rap group, so maybe that helps explain. Ha.) I do plan to get with someone to help me manage all that, if I meet the right candidate.

What Are Some Tracks and Artists Currently On Your Playlist?

These days when I do listen to music, it's almost exclusively instrumental. Like I mentioned before, there's Aphex Twin (listening to right now) but more progressive metal acts, including Plini, Sithu Aye, or Stephen Taranto.

What Did You Do Before You Started Making Music?

Well, since I've been playing music for over a decade (doing electronic for only the last few years), I really loved to skateboard. Since that tends to take a hefty toll on a body over time, I had to gradually give it up - but still get on, ride, and do the tricks occasionally.

Any Advice For Young People (Men or Women) That Want To Succeed In The Music World?

Ha. Well, considering I'm relatively just starting out my music career, I can say confidently know what you want - to be & to make - and get all the encouragement you can for the good aspirations you have, because discouragement can be a big de-motivator. Envision the end goal in mind and create the plan that best takes you there. Don't hesitate to be friendly because you never how it may help, i.e. networking.

What Would You Change In The Music Industry If You Were A Top Music Executive?

I honestly don't know. I can't speak on what I don't know, only what I do. If I had to take a guess: honor and treat the real, humble talent for what they're truly worth - compensate them according to their actual valuation for the investment of time and talent they are and have. For example, find a way for streaming payments to be securely, legitimately increased...or reroute listeners to paths that directly support musicians, especially independent ones without major industry forces behind them. (Just because a big force is behind someone doesn't make that artist worthwhile by default.)

How Do You Feel About Originality?

To me, it's (just about) everything. If I want to hear cover music, I'll go listen to the original; otherwise, the cover artist better come with something great by making the cover music their own. Every human being is different (even identical twins, triplets, etc.), so why shouldn't something such as musical expression be as unique, different, and distinctly separate from others?

Is There Anything Else We Should Know About You Or That You Would Like to Add?

I like to be open and personable with people but also can still be introverted, so if you ever saw me in person (e.g., at a show) or heard me (i.e., over the radio) don't hesitate to reach out to me! Also, expect other genres (such as acoustic/electric rock, progressive metal, & maybe cinematic) and check out projects (like Crazy Rap Attack Pack & Pixel This, My Friend) from me by way of Ethereal Life Records.

 

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