For our latest Reverbnation Spotlight, we chat to Albie Deluca about his career in music.
S] How are you? What’re you up to right now?
A] “I’m good! Currently, I’m doing another solo album and various other projects including film soundtracks and a new project with a female singer and lyricist.”
S] How have you changed and developed as artist since you started out, your many experiences?
A] “You learn from life experiences, at the end of the day art reflects life, and as you’re shaped by your life experiences this is reflected in your work. I always try to evolve and develop new ways of exploring sound.”
S] What have been your career highlights?
A] “I’ve had such a varied career and worked with so many talented musicians and producers that each experience is a highlight in itself! My management has been very important. I was very lucky to meet my manager early on in my career and this has enabled me to be free creatively.”
S] What sort of stuff are you inspired by outside of music – think films, games, locations or…?
A] “I’m inspired by life! Sounds from nature, sounds from machinery! I sometimes hear sounds I want to recreate, for example I remember hearing church bells and I thought, ‘how does a bell sound?’ and then I try to recreate it on the guitar! Or the sound of a cathedral, not just the organ but the whole vibe of being in that space! And I dream sounds and colours sometimes that tell a story that inspires me to create music! I often have to get up in the middle of the night to record!”
S] How do you look back on the success you’ve achieved at this point in your career?
A] “I don’t look back, I look forward!”
S] What are your plans for the rest of this year?
A] “To survive!”
S] Will we see you perform up North any time soon?
A] “Yes, I’m doing a lot of gigs in London at the moment but love touring.”
S] What advice would you give to young players starting out?
A] “Find something in your playing that you’re comfortable with, that’s natural to you and master it.”
S] What’s the process like for you when you build tracks, take for example ‘The Spider’ from ‘The Hoard’?
A] “I saw a spider in the bath and instantly came up with the riff! That’s about it! My process is never the same twice, it depends on what the story needs. It’s kinda like being in a play or a movie – you just need to tell the story and the process will take care of itself. Technique is important but it is most important to explore and experiment. From experimenting you will develop your own unique style. And at the end of day no-one else can be better at being you than you!”