Mikk Rebane


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Here you can read a brand new interview with Mikk Rebane. (May 2019)


What place on earth would you like to see or go one day?

If it must be on earth… it would be nice to visit Svalbard or some other arctic island.

Is there a favorite day in the week for you? If so, pls let us know.


What are currently your favorite drinks or dishes?

Anything from fresh ingredients.

What moments can give you joy?

Feeling that anything is possible.


Please tell us about your music and your process in making music? Are there certain times you like to make music?

I’m making music at home on the side of my day job so the more creative periods tend to be when I have the chance to focus on music several days in a row. Simply put, the process is a combination of conceptualizing, pure trial and practice and happy accidents. The exact process depends on what the initial idea is. It can start from a melody, by playing the piano or a keyboard, or from a sequence or a sound from jamming on a modular etc.

What is your 'music history'? How did you get to your prefered music production style?

I guess I’ve always been intrigued by music and the process of making music. I learned the piano in the music school as a child, played some guitar in a rock band during school years. Then my interest started drifting towards electonic music and I started making my own stuff at home around 2010. At first I was mainly influenced by post rock and industrial, then gradually more by experimental, electronic and minimal stuff, incl IDM, glitch, ambient etc. In general I like the idea of music as an object in itself, using the contextual references rather playfully and using abstract and nonconventional means for producing sound - without necessarily losing tonality and melody.

Would you like or could you play your music to a greater audience, live?

I could although it would mean some rearranging of the tracks and figuring out which parts to play or tweak live.


Would you like to share some thoughts about today's or former situation of music in the internet?

Internet has probably had the biggest influence on music in general in the past decades, which is great in terms of democratization of music making. Of course as a listener it requires more effort to find what you like and ignore what you don’t but the bottom line is the huge diversity and amount of talent out there now in everyone’s reach.

Are there any net labels or other artists in the net you would recommend?

For netlabels - Abstrakt Reflections, SunSeaSky Productions, to name just a few. And of course Bump Foot and BFW Recordings under which I have released some of my albums.

Would you be interested in online courses like for mastering or other music related topics or did you get some experiences with such offers already?

There are lots of helpful videos in YouTube and elsewhere that get you on the right track. So far I haven’t used online courses but I wouldn’t rule out doing that.

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