feeder insider w/ TC Studio
“Mystery music” is the description that you find on websites where TC Studio occur. And, indeed, the project members, Matei Tulbure and Traian Cherecheş are two discrete individuals who prefer to let the music speak about them, and TC Studio (Bucharest, Romania) is the place where they can experience, crossing their styles. Their sound is really mysterious, a techno that transcends genres and uses intriguing samplers creating an atmosphere that is often shown by the title. I spoke with them about their vinyl releases, read on for this week’s insider.
Keywords: techno, mystery, team, playground, art
Hello, TC Studio!
Here’s what feeder wants to know about you:
(please, fill in the blanks)
It’s always a good idea to .. search.
I love to hear …the city.
When I want to create …I don’t have a mind set.
I don’t refuse a portion of …spring rolls.
A place where I always feel better …on the slope.
Digitalis and analog …are complete together.
My favorite instrument….is the piano.
The mood that inspires me …melancholy.
Ana Moca-Grama: TC Studio started in 2010, being your playground where you crossroads, but you knew each other since 2005, from what I read. What have you done during those 5 years? What is your musical background?
TC Studio: In this period we both finished studies, Traian: Faculty of Fine Arts, Painting Department and I finished the Academy of Economic Studies. Meanwhile we became passionate about the electronic scene and its origins. At first we worked individual, both in Live / Logic; I used the program more for mixing and Traian had already begun to experiment with production.
“It is good that the Romanian scene (mainstream and underground) is increasing.”
AMG: I noticed that the TC Studio Label imprints discs of your individual projects but also releases your work together. We are curious to know how you manage to keep the consistency of your sound and what is the common denominator of your productions?
TCS: What connects us is the curiosity that we share; the musical experiment looked like a game. Our common denominator is the source of inspiration. Our work is influenced by mood at that time. It is an organic process that appears unannounced.
Through our music we are trying to create an atmosphere, a context that is also found in Polanski’s or Greenaway movies; in jazz compositions, trip-hop and George Michael.
AMG: Tulbure, I know that you love to play the decks, and Traian, you are more in charge of production. What is your dynamics in terms of teamwork? What are the most interesting things you have learned from each other?
TCS: When we work together, things are open, each of us brings his contribution on the way. When we start a new project, it may happen that one of us to start with a rhythmic element (percussion, drums, etc.) and the other to provide environmental support, or melody.
At TCS we assumed, throughout time, different roles based on individual inclinations. Aperiod we tried to bring the project to the club in Romania and abroad, achieving by this what is the way each one of us wants to go deepen. By this way, we have to learn from each other in different environments in which we operate. Traian the studio, and I’m in the club.
AMG: The covers art of your discs are made of different artists who express themselves in different environments. What is the secret to reach a clear but full of mystery reflection of your musical productions? Traian, I know you’ve dealt with the design of the logo TC Studio, which is his story?
TCS: The logo was created spontaneously. Originally served as a logo for the working studio at that time. In that space we organized an exhibition of paintings in the NAG 2011.
With the development of the TC Studio project, I felt the need to pay our sound a visual identity. Currently, the design of each release of our label is built around this symbol.
“What connects us is the curiosity that we share; the musical experiment looked like a game. “
AMG: About Romanian electronic scene, from your point of view, what is good and what should be changed?
TCS: It is good that the Romanian scene (mainstream and underground) is increasing, especially internationally. Changes come by themselves, they are a consequence of individual reflection.
AMG: Matei, tells us about the mix that you prepared for feeder, like how you made the tracklist, which is the concept and the vibe you want to share with us?
TCS: For this mix, i chose a segment recorded at Club Eden, at the party organized by Music Jar on 10 October 2014. I chose this set because I think that is my musical direction at the moment, and I wanted to show my dancing side which a home made mix would not have been able to capture 🙂
” When we work together, things are open, each of us brings his contribution on the way”
AMG: Traian your lastest release titled “Lobster Club” (TCS 02 – limited 2x 12″) released on November 15, seemed very interesting to me , and Wald 1975 is among my favorite tracks. The whole album is a collection of quotes that takes you on a journey in time through historical moments. What is the connection between the abstract sound minimal, tech house and precise events that are described?
TCS: “Lobster Club” is an eclectic album that covers a wide range of electronic fingerprints. The songs in the album are divided into two main areas. The first part is played with a cleaner sound from the traditional perspective of tech-house, rave, minimal. The second part incorporates an experimental influence playing more basic sounds (kick, rim, clap, etc.) and how they behave. Many of the tracks have started from abstract projects, the color and the instruments tones being more distorted.
AMG: Because the NYE is near, tell us what are your plans for the event marking the passage of years and the early of 2015?
TCS: Family / ski / snowboard / wine / boiled wine / cabbage rolls.
AMG: All the best, peace!
TCS: Thank you, Happy Holidays!
interview and photos by feeder.ro
translated by playedby.club