Q & A: Brian Canham / Pseudo Echo
Tell us about your new single/ album/ tour?
Well i guess we hadn’t done a new album in something like 13 years, so “new” would probably qualify “Ultraviolet” which was recorded a couple of years ago, and more recently “Live at the Viper Room” which we recorded earlier this year at the infamous Viper Room in L.A.
Both albums were successfully crowd funded through “Pledge music”. The first being a brand new studio album (though some of the songs were written as long as ten years ago), and which we feel recaptures the original essence of Pseudo Echo’s early (80’s) sound.
The latter (Live at the Viper Room), is a current example of the band’s live sound today, and features a bunch of our early hits as well as a few surprises.
How would you describe your sound in food form and why?
umm…err..ok… well I’ve never been asked that before… perhaps a laxative… it goes right through you..
Which song resonates most strongly and why?
“Fighting the Tide” (from our Ultraviolet album), because we all love playing it so much, and it has lots of “woh – woes” the crowd can sing along to.
Have you been touring much? Any on the road anecdotes?
yeah, like most of my life… really… like at least over thirty years… I have many stories… i am writing book currently, so best to read that when it is released lol…
Where do you draw inspiration from?
my inspiration for song writing comes from many things…mainly things that happen, have happened or are going to happen in life…or death.
What’s next for you?
A book, an album of music I scored for an independent film, a coffee table book of my (and my wife’s) photography, a solo album of cinematic style music or something like that..
What’s your scene?
hmmm, not sure about that.. I live in a treehouse style house in the forest… i don’t watch TV or listen to the radio (except for classic radio stations). I don’t really listen to pop music.. more eclectic bachelor pad style kitsch and film scores from the greats like Bernard Herrmann, Elmer Bernstien, Philp Glass, Thomas Newman etc. I ride a classic Harley Davidson, but also have a “Smart” roadster sports car, and a big french (Peugeot) coupe as well..i love bike and cars.. i love markets, travel…etc.. I have a long beard in tribute to my late father, which also makes up for the lack of hair on my head.. i think I am a lot of styles all at once really…
Pseudo Echo play The BUREAU: Sidney Myer Music Bowl’s First All In, End-of-Year Break-up on 11th December 2015.
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