Colateral Soundtrack hails from Mexico. His mother, when talking to her friends, refers to him as Edgar. He was once over heard describing his sound as “trying to mix ones mood with some beats and sounds, but failing to do so”. That's an interesting description.
To accompany your reading, here's the track 'Matinee' off his flawless EP Collage.
Desert Island Top 5 albums (i.e. you can only have 5 albums to listen to and yes, there is a cd player and unlimited batteries on the island).
- João Gilberto - Chega De Saudade
- A tribe called quest - The low end theory
- Washed out - high times
- Broken social scene - Feel Good Lost
- Juana Molina - Son
What are your biggest musical inspirations (or things that inspire your writing?
Everything, i always try to make fun of the things that I don't like.
What is your favourite and least favourite thing about Mexico?
Favourite things are People and Food and i dislike the way that Mexico works in general.
What do you play / record with?
Keyboard, laptop and any kind of sound that i can record with my cheap mic.
You can take one book and one movie from the present and you can put it in a special time machine mail box that will send that book and movie back to your 16 year old self (and don't worry, the book and movie will not disappear if they are sent to a time before they existed - the time machine mail box has been specifically designed to deal with this situation).
What book and what movie would you send and why?
Book would be "Laberintos de la Soledad" By Octavio Paz, because it's like a manual of the mexican lifestyle and about a movie i think i'll send "The texas chainsaw massacre" By Tobe Hooper just to maintain some black comedy on my life.
Name one song you wish you could have written instead of whoever actually wrote it.
It's actually more like "a song i wish i could have produced it" is Daedelus - The Open Hand Avows.
For reasons unexplained, amazing artists sometimes never get heard. Who deserve more love than they currently get?
A lot of Mexican Musicians i now that you asked for one but i can't say just one.
You can only have one thing for the rest of your life, which do you chose: cigarettes, coffee, wine, beer or ketchup?