Interview: 🌴1am バイブBlunts
(This was originally available in Visual Signals Issue 1, released in September 2020.)
JW: What lead to you making dark ambient/ambient/Vaporwave?
1amblunts: Creating, expressing, feeling, the culmination of ourselves is part of the experience. Often attracting spirits as ourselves. Was it meant to be?
JW: What do you consider yourself, an ambient artist, an experimental artist, a Vaporwave artist?
1amblunts: I guess if I had to label myself something it would just be experimental. I wouldn’t consider myself an artist, or really anybody. I’m just here.
JW: Is 1amblunts your only alias?
1amblunts: 1am is not my only alias. The rest are best kept secret.
JW: Out of your work, what is your favorite album?
1amblunts: I like Eternal Exodus 2. A blend of sounds to numb to.
JW: Let’s talk about Evening Disclosure. (eveningdisclosure.bandcamp.com) What is it? Are you a founder, or are you just a contributing member? What is Evening Disclosure’s mission statement, if there is one?
1amblunts: An empty stage for all and any performers. Founded under a group, I am the primary operator. E.D. is a place of expression, a doorway to different dimensions. Places from afar, and within. Evening Disclosure, the darkest hub world.
JW: Favorite Evening Disclosure release and why?
1amblunts: The All Alone series. Spectrum of lonely perception.
JW: You’ve contributed songs to compilations around Bandcamp, such as 3 A.M. for Dark Web Recordings. What has been your favorite comp. album you contributed to?
1amblunts: I don’t really have a favorite. It’s always interesting to see who else appears on them all. Fidelity Zero has a lot of different people for example.
JW: Have you ever released any of your stuff on cassette?
1amblunts: I’ve been featured on cassette, but currently have none of my own.
JW: Do you plan to do physical releases in the future, for either 1amblunts or Evening Disclosure?
1amblunts: E.D. has no plans for such right now. 1am will in the future.
JW: Why do you like Vaporwave, Dark Ambient, Plunderphonics and other genres you dabble in?
1amblunts: Like before, it’s all an expression. Sometimes I feel like I’ve gotta extract something from within. Then let it go, like a balloon.
JW: Any releases coming up?
1amblunts: There will be some things here and there in the future.