Electronic producer Mindmassage releases debut song in bid for social change

By Alex Brown - 20.9.19


Manchester-based producer MindMassage (Alexander Golombeck) has just released the first single from his upcoming project 'Sailing Away'. Capitalising on the concept of communicating ideas and empowering thoughts through music, MindMassage uses euphonious sounds as a catalyst for social change.

Featuring vocals from the soulful ROSA, the EDM track is perfect for those in the southern hemisphere and about to enter into summer. The light synthwaves meeting a steady beat means that the listener is carried on the sound, as if in their own boat getting ready to sail away.

We decided to sit down with the musician driving social change and find out what else he had to say

Looking back, what were some of your earliest entries into music appreciation? And music production?
My mum driving me to school listening to No Doubt when I was a kid. Just rocking out in the car with my sister at 730am. Only music has that power!

If you could paint a picture of your unique sound, what would it look like?
Like a William Blake artwork

What are some of your key musical influences?
I love Moby, Pearl Jam, lemon jelly, AIM, Pink Floyd

What's on your current playlist?
Metronomy, FKA TWIGS and Slowthai

Take us through your songwriting process. Are there any particular steps you take when putting music together?
For me it’s about finding one melody, one beat, a hook, a sound you love then building around it.

What gets your creative juices flowing?
Live music, collaborating with other talents

As an artist, it becomes apparent that there is a huge difference between the art and the business. Is there anything about the music scene that you would personally change?
I mean it is what it is. Spotify, for instance, is awesome, you can reach 100,000s of people in ways that previously you would need a label or a team. However, they pay next to nothing. So you take the rough with the smooth

Tell us about the chemistry you have with your fans on stage.
I do a lot of talking in my tracks so it’s important to have their focused attention on you. I am genuine and authentic and hope to build the rapport

What is the most memorable response you have had to your music?
I guess not one in particular but just messages from fans telling me they love the music, or I’m helping them get through a hard time. I haven’t been doing music that long. So it’s always special it’s always surreal. It’s why I got into this

What would you like to achieve with your music? What does success look like to you?
Success looks like people listening and enjoying; people reacting to the lyrics and sounds in a positive way; leaving behind impactful messages in song

Breakdown the news for us: what can we expect from you in the near future?
Second album due November. Single out next month

Famous last words?
They laughed at Jules Verne too


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