10 questions with… FABIEN DE MENOU (Jawbones / Perilymph)

1. If you had to describe your music with a color, what would it be?

I’d say Dark blue, with a hint of purple.

2. What’s the biggest struggle you have when it comes to creating?

I think the hardest part is considering something as finished.

3. If you could play any show in the world, what would it be?

Alright, I would say open air concert in the mountains, sunset, opening for Dungen, King Gizzard, and Black Moth Super Rainbow.

4. What do you consider your biggest musical success?

So far, it would have to be finishing one album. It’s the hardest, weirdest, most satisfying thing I managed to do.

5. What inspired you to start making music?

I think I started making my own music because I liked the idea of something that could have so much of me in it, without it being about me.

6. If you could hear any person living or dead sing to you, who would it be?

I would have to say Gorge Harrison singing a song to me. He can pick which one, I like all of them.

7. Who, aside from any band or musician, is your biggest influence?

It’s a little strange and specific, but I think my biggest influence is my roommate and oldest friend Pedro. I’m always trying to make music he could listen too.

8. What do you like to do other than music?

When I’m not making music, I like watching movies the most. I also spend a fair bit of time geeking on the Internet looking for gear. And of course I like meeting up with my friends and hanging out, one upping each other with stupid jokes.

9. What is the most misjudged album in the world?

I would say Giant Steps by John Coltrane. It is very well respected in the jazz community of course, but most other people see it as very dry and hard to listen to, whereas to me, it is a turning point in composition and chords progressions, and goes well beyond the old school swing aesthetic.

10. What’s in your fridge?

Alright, right now, there is ham, cheese, butter, pesto, hot sauce, cream cheese, milk and beer. A healthy diet.

Listen to Perilymph’s album: here!
They will also play together with Cosmonauts and Elephant Stone on September 7th: click!

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