We basically became an instrumental band because none of us can sing but we didn’t want that to stop us from forming a band. We just started hanging out and playing music together and let things come together very naturally.
Not really. We all had high school bands but they sounded nothing like what Canyons of Static is today.
We typically avoid describing our music to others. Especially to people who know very little about music. Your average music listener has a hard time grasping that we do not have a singer. If someone pushes the subject we would generally respond instrumental rock.
Nature is very inspiring and we live in a rural area so it is easy to draw inspiration from the beautiful landscapes around us, but I think each member is different. I think everyone in the band is very inspired by film and other music in general.
Canyons of Static has been the outlet for everyone in the bands frustrations for the last 6 years. Work and worry can all fall away when we get together and plug in our instruments.
The tracks are written in a group setting which has its good sides and bad. It slows down the songwriting process because we don’t have a central songwriter but its good because everyone feels apart of the end product.
Thanks we are very happy with how it turned out. We approached the recording with many of our samples and atmospheres recorded at home. When we went into the studio we basically recorded live and added in our samples. We were trying to capture the raw live sound as much as possible while still getting a studio polish to the tracks.
We would love to. Slowly we are working more acoustic instruments into our songwriting approach but I think we are a long ways away from making strictly an acoustic album.
Nothing yet. We still need to get all of our individual schedules in line before we can make the leap to tour.
Oxide Tones has been incredible from start to finish. Adam is a great guy who really believes in our band. We have been in constant contact via email for the last 4-5 months making this record happen. He has taken care of stuff like websites, promotion and manufacturing of the record allowing us to focus on the music which is what is most important to us. I hope it is the start of a long relationship between our band and his label.