When I heard the music of Bradox64 I was really intrigued by it, the music is really hard to sum up but really good. I just had to hear more so I was quite excited when Braden, the man who is Bradox64, agreed to an interview with Grave Concerns Ezine and here is how it went.
Phill – Thank you so much for giving Grave Concerns Ezine this interview, can you tell our readers a little bit about yourself?
Braden – I’m a solo artist from southern New Hampshire. Been playing in heavy metal bands for over a decade now. Started making grindcore with drum machines and slowly got into more electronic music.
Phill – So how do you get inspiration to create music?
Braden – I’m not sure what really inspires me to actually make music other than the fact that I don't feel a day is complete without playing or writing something, whether it’s a small part or a whole song. Music is my life, so it only feels natural to create it.
Phill – What is the first band you can remember hearing?
Braden – The Beatles. My family would always play records and tapes when I was really young. I started to realize their importance at a young age.
Phill – Can you briefly take us on your musical journey in life, how did you get to where you are now?
Braden – I started to play guitar around the third grade. Over time i was playing drums in a hardcore band and guitar in a metal band around 2003. By 2008 I had started a grindcore band with a friend and I wrote the music and programmed drum machines. About a year ago I was playing a few shows as a solo grindcore act but have had problems with getting material finished and released officially. So since I’ve been trying that project out I have also been making Bradox64 which I had my first release in early 2012.
Phill – What is the inspiration behind your name Bradox64?
Braden – Bradox is a nickname giving to me a long time ago. With the 64, I wanted it to be apparent that I wasn't making solely 8-bit music but rather "a few consoles up". Also, none of the other Nintendo gaming consoles sounded right with it. It wouldn't have sounded as good being called "SuperBradox", "Bradoxgamecube" or "BradoxWii".
Phill – Do you prefer to work as a solo artist or do you prefer to be part of a band?
Braden – I love having my solo projects because I have total freedom of any decision or direction I want to go with. But I also need to play with people because you can kinda loose the way music should feel when you’re always playing alone.
Phill – What do you feel are the advantages and disadvantages of working solo or part of a band?
Braden – Working solo, you get everything to sound the way you want it. Working with a band lets you have a more human experience and it helps to have a different perspective on the music your making.
Phill – What was the last gig that you went to?
Braden – I played a few gigs solo as my project The Data Body a year ago.
Phill – How did you come up with the title of your latest album Once Upon A Time That Hasn’t Yet Happened?
Braden – The title is a line taking from a lyric of the song "Quasar" by Otto Von Schirach. Ever since I’ve heard it, it has been stuck in my mind and it goes perfect with my interest in science fiction and Ancient Aliens.
Phill – What was the last album that you bought and what made you want to buy it?
Braden – Pig Destroyers Book Burner. I’ve always been a huge fan of Agoraphobic Nosebleed and any other projects Scott Hull has been a part of.
Phill – What is the most embarrassing album in your music collection?
Braden – A few years ago it would have been Slipknot. I made fun of them a lot when I was younger and never really gave them a chance. Then their music started growing on me.
Phill – What is one the cards in the coming year for you?
Braden – Many more Bradox64 releases and I will be trying out some new projects.
Phill – If Bradox64 was a cartoon character, then which one would you be?
Braden – It would have to be The Mooninites from Aquateen Hunger Force.
Phill – Do you have any pets?
Braden – I have two dogs, definitely a dog person. I don't dislike cats, just never had one.
Phill – What is the one thing that is guaranteed to scare you?
Braden – Nuclear bombs. I used to have repeating dreams of being in a nuclear explosion. I would be horrified when I would hear and feel the blast. I would have these thoughts of panic about getting to my son and then a second later I would be engulfed in flames and feel surprised that this is what it was like to die and go that fast. Then I wake up.
Phill – Thank you for giving Grave Concerns this interview, is there anything you would like to add?
Braden – Thank you very much for this opportunity. Thank you to my two labels, Grindcore Karaoke and Bluntface Records.
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