Novachain is a Canadian musician who loves making music, from punk to Goth. His latest Ep (Space and Soundscapes 2) is all about Space.
Tell us a bit about your new album
A: It's an ep, It's about space, and it came from my absolute mess of a mind.
How did you go about the songwriting process?
A: Whenever I create songs I just sit at my piano or my desk with my guitar and just play. It's always by accident when I create the songs you hear so I guess you could say my entire discography a giant, happy, improved accident.
What inspired the album?
A: Space & Neil Degrasse Tyson
What's your favorite track?
A: Far from Home, because I feel that I really captured the feeling of being isolated and removed from what makes you feel at home and wanting to return to that fuzzy warm embrace you've been gone from for so long.
Who are your biggest influences?
A: I have so many so this will never stay consistent, but here we go, Legend of Zelda the Wind Waker, Joey Jordinson, Mario Duplantier, Jojo Mayer, Primus, Cancer Bats, Mayhem, MF Doom, Berserk, DBZ, the list goes on, I consider all my influences my biggest ones.
What record changed your life?
A: The question should be "what records" because I can't trace lifechangingness to just 1 record but the first record that drew me into drumming was IOWA by Slipknot. My grandpa got it for me when I was 12 and a year later I got a drum kit.
What would you be doing if you didn't make music?
A: Idk dying I guess haha, but most likely I'd more emerge in the film industry, but that's another one of my goals to create film/video game soundtracks.
Who would you like to record one of your songs, and which one?
A: Lord and Sipping on your stardust, whenever I create songs I can hear other voices on the track that fit perfectly most of the time being hard to describe but sometimes being easy. I was planning to try to sell this one to a big artist but I had lots of feedback saying vocals would ruin the vibe so I just made it a part of the new space ep.
How did you form the band?
A: I learned how artist royalties were given out to musicians and realized drummers got the shit end of the stick so I learned how to do everything myself and started recording.
What advice would you give to anyone starting out?
A: Don't, being a musician can be the most rewarding/brutal mentally beating career path anyone can take. If you ignore this anyway be sure to start out your career with a Luck/Charisma build and work on your improve skills.
A: I got another grunge ep done, just have to retrack some parts, add vocals, mix & master then I can put it out. I also have those weird hip hop track I'd what to do with, and I'm currently writing parts for new Mount Abora songs that will be released in 2020.