In 2008 we posted an interview with Håkan Lidbo about the project "Music for Alien Civilizations" in which music actually was transmitted into orbit for aliens to listen to. Hailing from Sweden, Håkan has released over 200 records over the years and his diverse output has gained him quite a reputation. He has remixed many artists and was the winner of the Depeche Mode remix contest up at Beatport last year.
This year Håkan's love for musical projects got him involved with "Music From The Future," which he claims to be his most ambitious project by far. Are you curious of what the future will bring? Flying cars, eternal life, cloned dinosaurs, trips to Mars? Global warming - or global peace? And what about the music? Have you ever wondered how it will sound in the future?
In the Music From The Future project, 13 artists were given one future scenario each, and were asked to record the music from that future. We could not resist to ask mr. Lidbo some questions about it.
You seem obsessed by the future! when/how did this start?
"Probably when I saw Star Trek or Star Wars or Close Encounters Of The Third Kind. Or when I heard music by Giorgio Moroder, Kraftwerk and others. Thinking about the future is like looking at the stars or looking down from a really tall building. That vertigo feeling - I love that!
"When I was a kid, I thought of 2010 - how old I would be and what the world would be like. And also what the music would sound like. Haven’t we all done that? The music that had impact on me has always been music that sounds like nothing I’ve heard before. Music that is recognizable, comfortable and safe is not for me. That’s one of the great things about electronica! There are very few classic songs as they get
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