What inspired you to create these songs?
The album ‘ICON’ was inspired by the WARHOL quote,
the idea of being famous for being famous,celebrity,idols,the new religion.Did we create God,gods with our fertile imaginations,as a way of describing the world around us, plus science fiction.
Tarantino movies are all added to the mix.
Check out ICON here – https://glassmodern.bandcamp.com/album/icon
Who are your biggest inspirations?
“What got me involved in music in the first place was the punk, new wave explosion it changed my perception of being able to be in a band, it was the get up and give it a go attitude and see where it leads approach inspired me. Minimal experience but it didn’t matter it was the ideas that counted, this diy approach got people involved in music who would not of thought of it before.”
You can see how his career developed as documented on the release ‘VENUS FLY TRAP/ALEX NOVAK-MERCURIAL.’
Check it out here – https://glassmodern.bandcamp.com/album/mercurial-1978-2018
What is one positive thing and one not so positive thing you have learned about being in a band/the music industry?
“Retain as much control of what as you do as you can, don’t get tied up by especially big labels,they will chew you up and spit you out.”
Have you always wanted to do what you’re doing now?Was there a plan b/another career choice?
“My first band the ISAWS formed while i was studying graphic design at art school, I have always been involved in design especially for the bands I have been in. I guess I would be doing something creative, but I also run a record shop ‘SPIRAL ARCHIVE RECORDS’ and have done for over twenty years alongside djing and promoting gigs.”
Find out more about Spiral Archive Records here – https://www.facebook.com/SpiralArchiveRecords
Download single ‘ACHILLES HEEL’ which appears on the just released album called ‘VENUS FLY TRAP-TIME LAPSE’ CD/DL(GLASS RECORDS MODERN)
“A selection of tracks from the albums ‘TOTEM, PANDORAS BOX and LUNA TIDE’ can be placed together as a possible alternative album in this alternate reality. “
Have a listen below.