The enigmatic Siriusmo is back on Monkeytown Records with a brand-new album, ‘Comic’, and it’s easily his most focused and refined to date. Capable on his day of mesmerising flights of fancy, where electro rubs shoulders with synth pop, hip-hop bleeds into techno and jazz improvisations run loose, the German graffiti artists and sometimes musician really is a truly unique proposition.
Despite his new album being a lot more refined and focused, the trademark Siriusmo zaniness we’ve all come to know and love is still very much front and centre as the German producer embarks on a genre-bending journey across the entire electronic gamut, from jazz to techno, electro to electronica and beyond. Along the way, you’re treated to guest spots from the likes of Mr Oizo, Jan Driver and Dana and Romana who all add their personality to an album that’s bubbling with ideas.
The notoriously shy Siriusmo was kind enough to answer some of our questions, show us around his studio, and even shows us the view out of his studio window.
Hello. Can you please Introduce yourself.
Moritz Friedrich aka Siriusmo aka the plaster of love!
Whereabouts are you today?
Germany, Berlin, back-yard boy.
And what’s the view like…?
Gives us five words that best describe your new track/release…?
The. Same. Good. Old. Shit.
Who inspired you into a life of music?
The music, the life, my brothers, my friends and the love.
Do you ever regret it?
Nothing to regret.
Nothing to celebrate.
If you could change one thing about the music industry what would it be and why?
I don’t know. I don’t think so much about this and I don’t see myself as a part of the music industry, I’m doing it for a niche anyway.
Mac or Windows?
My live laptop is a Mac with Windows on it.
Analogue or digital?
Tea or coffee?
Coffee and cigarettes.
Ableton or Logic?
Who is your favourite artist?
Fil from Berlin who is a comic book artist, book author, live performer and GOD!!!
What was the first record you bought?
I’ve forgotten, when I was young I stole a lot of hip-hop records and exchanged them for other things on the schoolyard. Maybe a Prince Buster 7-inch was the first one I really bought.
What was the last record you bought?
What track do you wish you’d written?
What track makes you happiest?
One of mine.
What track makes you saddest?
Any of mine.
What’s your favourite club?
I have no favourite, and a lot of the clubs I have good memories of from the past are shut down already. Toaster and Eimer was impressive for me when I was in my 20s.
What’s your favourite after party record?
What track has had the most influence on you?
There are too many, but maybe: Stevie wonder – Boogie and Reggae Woman
Which of your own tracks are you most proud of?
What’s your current favourite record?
Any thing from Vulfpeck
If your studio was on fire and you go back into save one thing, what would it be and why?
My Polymoog on one side, Wurlitzer piano on the other side and my Korg trident between my legs.