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Brooklyn based musician Frank Cogliano recently shared his delightfully eclectic and experimental album Computers of the World. Comprised of 17 vibrant tracks, each song has its own unique flair to them. Incorporating downtempo notes, electronica, and ambient sound effects of busy streets and spaces, one can easily lose themselves in this vibrant sound fusion. Previously forming part of R&B band Sugarbad as their guitarist, the producer wanted to explore his abstract music production further, and the result is breathtaking. We asked music producer Frank Cogliano a few questions about his artistry below.
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What are some of your earliest memories of music?
My parents always had music playing when I was growing up; the Beatles, Stones, Beach Boys, Nirvana.
Take us through your songwriting process. Are there any particular steps you take when putting music together?
Usually, I hear ideas and sing them into my iPhone. But also, particularly for Computers of the World, each track started with a sample and I built the track around that
Studio work and music creation or performing and interacting with a live audience, which do you prefer?
Studio work, because I have complete control over the end product.
What is the most memorable response you have had to your music?
Whenever anybody responds positively to any of my music it is a good thing. It happens sometimes.
If you could put together a radio show, what kind of music would you play?
I post short videos with music I like every day on my Twitter, so probably along those lines.
Name five artists and their albums who would appear on your radio show
Uku Kuut – Vision of Estonia
Googoosh – Mano Tou
Antonio Carlos Jobim – Valse
Popol Vuh – Aguirre I
Teisutis Makacinas – I diena einam
What would you like to achieve with your music? What does success look like to you?
I would like to make good music. Success is making good music.
One last thought to leave your fans with?
Take a deep breath.
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