JayetAl are one of the UK’s most exciting live acts. They have played festivals and gigs across Europe, supporting acts as diverse as Plaid, Cluster, HEALTH, The Chap, Public Service Broadcasting and Gary Numan.
Their last single was featured on Steve Lamacq’s BBC Radio 6 Music Recommends show and their next single will be released in 2018.
Their live performances combine electronic beats, bass lines and soundscapes with epic live drums and guitar to create symphonic electronica.
JayetAl performs on saturday, August 4.
1. To kick-off with this typical but still relevant question – how does the world of music dwells in Winchester?Also could You describe the current situation in a few words. Is it more likely that there is a creative stagnation, or is it possible to predict something new and special?
Winchester has a pretty diverse music scene for it’s size. It’s a very small city with only a few venues, but most genres are represented. We have a close group of friends who are all very active musically, with many of us playing together in other bands and working on musical experiments, the hardest thing is finding the time and the space. Also, live music venues are struggling to stay open in the UK.
2. Now, for a quick detour in the past – is the imaginary soundsculpture You constantly modulate and refine (assumably to infinite and beyond) differ magnitudes compared to ideals You began this journey with?
We work the same way we always have worked, even as the tools have changed. We’re not very strict about about what’s in and what’s out until the track is finished and we always work for the benefit of the song we’re working on. The stuff that comes out as JayetAl comes from the same place it always did, which is often our shared feelings and perception of the world around us.
3. The world today is known to be overwhelmed by different music – what is it that makes your work unique or to stand out in this frenzy of sound?
Despite being influenced by all sorts of music we find, we never try to sound like anyone else. We’ve been playing music together since school so our musical journey has been pretty well synchronised by now and we find it easy honing our sound together.
4. If your music where to magically morph into edible, then what kind?
A fruit salad. It’s nutritious and refreshing, it’s made from authentic, fresh ingredients and you can either pick out your favourite parts or just enjoy the whole mix together.
5. F as in finish – when you hear the word “Kukemuru”, what is the first topic that bubbles from the subconcious? (To make things more interesting, the answer can’t be Kukemuru Ambient :)
Well our Estonian isn’t very good so we don’t know the etymology of the word! To us, the sound of it is reminiscent of a couple of English bird sounds, the pigeon and the cuckoo. As we only know it in the context of the festival, it conjures up images of Estonian forests.