In our next Reverbnation spotlight, we chat to Ralf Muller of 22 Hertz.
S] What, or who are your great musical inspirations?
R] “My greatest inspirations are: Steve Vai, older Metallica, and Nine Inch Nails were huge influences, but I get inspired from thinking about myself 10 years in the future.”
S] What about personally, what kinds of themes and ideas can inspire your songs?
R] “I think, personal struggles and lately with all the shit that’s happening in the world, I’ll never run out of material.”
S] What song that you are working on right now best defines your sound, and why?
R] “I’m working on the next album, I can’t name you one particular song but so long as it’s not mainstream, has and unusual sound palette with some pop hooks, I’m good to go!”
S] Do you have a message for any UK fans?
R] “Yes, thank you for all your support and we will perform shows there, it’s just a matter of time.”
S] What can people expect from your live show?
R] “To be totally blown away! Also for fans to be able to buy anything we sell for half price if paid in bitcoin!”
S] What are some of your biggest challenges right now?
R] “I think the biggest challenge is, that I’m in this all alone. I had to learn Cubase, write, arrange, mix and produce the ‘Detonate’ album with no outside help whatsoever. I just moved to another city, I don’t know anybody or have any connections, and I’m really trying to get the live line up ready for shows.”
S] What’re your plans as we move to the end of 2014?
R] “I’m working on live shows finally! And there are a couple of music videos planned too!”