After years of writing about Sekuoia, reviewing his albums and seeing him live, the only natural continuation was interviewing Patrick and finding out more about the person behind the music.
The Danish multi-instrumentalist and producer released his full length album flac in September and we caught up with him to talk about the record, music, collaborations and few other things.
Hi Patrick - thx for the interview! Where do we find you?
Right now I'm in a tour bus heading to Amsterdam for a show tonight :)
Your full length album flac was released a few months ago and it's simply mind-blowing. Where did you record the album and what's the inspiration behind it?
The album has been on it’s way for some time. It's recorded at my parents house, on the go and in my new studio in Copenhagen. For me the album has been inspired by going out and diving more into dance music.
"...an audio format similar to MP3, but lossless, meaning that audio is compressed in FLAC without any loss in quality". Any of that relates to how you perceive the new album?
Definitely. I chose the title to sort of some up my idea of the album. I wanted the album to contain everything. I wanted it to represent what Sekuoia was and is. I wanted every aspect, feeling and style to merge together into this album.
A while back I was reading one of your interviews and back then you said you still hadn't found your sound (I think was late 2014/early 2015). Do you think flac is a step towards the Sekuoia sound you've been searching for?
Yes. I think it's a step towards something more interesting, and a big step in terms of what I have learned. I feel like it was hard, but also a necessary step in order to push myself.
There are quite a few collaborations. How does it feel working with external musicians and was it a deliberate choice you were planning or things just happened?
I guess they sort of just happened. I didn't set out to make a collab when starting this album. But along the line the collabs happened, and I got a taste for working together with people. It's a totally different process, which makes it exiting for me.
You've said that working with Kill J on "Lamp In The Dark" has been one of the most creative things you've done so far. How come and how did you guys end up working together (besides both being Danish)?
Initially, I guess it was via Twitter. We met in the Copenhagen Red Bull Studio and started working on a track, because we had spoken/written about making a collab. The first track we did, didn't really work out the way we wanted. A couple of months later, we went to the studio again and “Lamp in the dark” was created. It is the most creative track in terms of the process behind making it.
What would you say is the biggest sacrifice you had to make while recording the album?
I guess it's just not having much time for my girlfriend, family and friends.
Thanks a lot for the interview! One last question - should we expect you your anytime soon? :)
New and different music.
Stay up to date with Patrick, his music and upcoming gigs on his artist profile. Surely that's not the last time we hear from him.