You guys probably already know Mind Waker, a core member of the Pixel Mixers Community. He made artworks for bunch of our albums and he is one of the most respected and active musician in Pixel Mixers.
Well, he just released his new Original EP called “Electric Dreams“!
I’m a Finnish dude who is soon turning in to his 30‘s and likes Sci-fi stuff and fantasy. I like working on arts and moving images, so as a day job I freelance in Visual Effects and at nights I work on music and digital painting.
My project is called “Mind Waker” which started as a Progressive Metal band but slowly turned out to be my solo project for which I’m currently writing 3 albums worth of material and stories. Because coming up with whole worlds and story archs takes a damn long time I make covers and other type of music to keep me inspired.
My creative process is all over the place, but I guess the main thing I find to get “juiced up” is just to find a sound I like and build from there. What most inspires me to work on huge album concepts is the work of Arjen Lucassen whose story archs can span multiple albums. Inspiration sources for the smaller things like covers and singles I take inspiration from bands I like to listen from day to day, like Snarky Puppy, Vulfpeck, she, Bernhoft, meganeko, Major Parkinson and many more artists and bands…
The Electric Dreams EP was pretty much inspired by Deadmau5 and a handful of chiptune artists I mentioned earlier. Listening to Deadmau5 made me realize that I wanted to get back to composing electronic music which I actually did quite a lot when I first got my hands on my first DAW “Reason” back in 2006 or somewhere around that time.
You can listen to Electric Dreams on Spotify:
And you can also get it on iTunes: