How and when did you started to create music ? electronic music ?
I started making music back in about 2004, but it was pretty rudimentary. I used a tape recorder to record samples from cd's and just looped them. It was truly awful, haha.
Which artists changed your vision of music when you was young?
Growing up I listened to a lot of jazz as well, but in my early days of electronic music I listened to a lot of chemical brothers , prodigy and plastikman. Obviously as I got older my tastes changed.
How and when did you had the idea to create proc-Records ?
I got the idea to start proc after I visited a rave in Montreal. There was a particular artist who I was particularly fond of. I spoke with him after the show and he explained to me that a lot of his music was available for free download online. He said he had his own label. I already had a ton of music sitting around that people weren't hearing and I wanted the exposure. So many net labels at the time wanted a particular genre or a particular bit rate, but I didn't want to change the music I had just to fit their requirements, so proc was born. No creative limits.
How do you feel about the fact that Proc-Records influenced a lot underground label s and netlabels (and Sirona is one of them) from all over the world ?
I find it very humbling. It was a jumping point for many people and projects, and I think it happened at just the right time. I'm glad I had the opportunity to let it become available to so many people.
I know 2 project of yours? Graffiti Mechanism & c4 ! Could you speak a a little about these 2 ? The different way you produce music with them ? Do you have or had another projects ?
c4 was the very first alias I used back in 2004 and continue to use to this day. The name c4 is actually, in a sense, is a play on my actual name Adam Crammond. "C" for "Crammond" and 4 is the number of letters in "Adam ". The problem became that there were so many artists already with that alias and so I began the graffiti mechanism project as a branch off for a more original name. However, I still actively use both interchangeably and neither has any specific or distinguishing aspects.
You just submitted a new low bitrate release to Sirona, from c4 called « in conclusion » ! Could you speak a little about that baby ?
That release was essentially tracks that never made it on other albums because they didn't quite blend well with other pieces, so I decided to just make a mix of the tracks and release it as that. I'm glad you accepted it!
You always been involved in the lobit community ? Could you explain to us the particular link you have with low bitrate music ?
My heart and soul are forever embraced in lobit. While I do have a lot of music that is not, most people will find that a good portion of my music is encoded in lobit. I've used the 32kbps, mono mp3 format for much of my music and find it to be the best sound all around for my particular style and genre.
What is your musical (or not) projects for the future ?
At this point in my life, I consider myself fortunate if I complete a track that I enjoy from start to finish in one sitting, so, I don't really have anything specific lined up at the moment. Having said that, I would very much like to compose a massive, multi-piece ambient album with a runtime of over 2 hours or something like that. I really want a deeply involved album that people can sink their teeth into , and that can unequivocally define myself as an artist, but that may or may not happen.
Last words are yours, and thank you for everything Adam !
The netlabel scene is still an important facet of my daily life. Some of my favorite releases ever from truly amazing artists have originated from the depths of the underground. I've had the absolute pleasure of working with amazing artists and making long-standing friendships.