"The next project is a 2112-esque suite detailing what it’d be like if Rei Ayanami of Neon Genesis Evangelion was actually a badass, so look forward to that" - Miles Large
"That’s my given name. I always get funny looks or high praise when I introduce myself to people. I'm a one man band from northern California. I write the music, arrange it and play the instruments/sing on the recordings. I’ve been a recording artist since I was 15. I’ve mainly played in the realm of alternative rock until I got sick of it and moved on to creating Strange."
"Without a doubt, Radiohead was the biggest musical influence on the record. I listened to Kid A a lot during the recording sessions for these songs. Other influences include Malcolm Cecil, Herbie Hancock, Kraut-Rock bands like Goat, Kurt Vonnegut’s books, space travel, and the melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya. I wanted to create something that was unlike anything I’d ever done before; something that was unique to me, refreshing and new."
"Electronic music is something artificial, or lacking a human component. That being said, there is a lot of electronic music out there that has plenty of emotion. Strange has elements of electronic, however isn’t entirely an electronic album. It’s a combination of ambient, psychedelic, and alternative musical styles as well. There are plenty of moments that feel human on the record because if it was exponentially more electronic it would be harder for people to digest and relate."
"I’ve always considered myself a composer rather than a songwriter. There are plenty of songs I’d love to write that I’m slowly getting around to. I’ve been listening to a lot of dance music recently and would love to do an album in the style of 70’s pop and R&B. The next project is a 2112-esque suite detailing what it’d be like if Rei Ayanami of Neon Genesis Evangelion was actually a badass, so look forward to that."
Miles Large is, pardon the pun, a larger than life musician [composer]. He's got something Strange going on. That's the title of his new four track EP, anyway. It's a project dedicated to all human beings, and takes everyone who listens on a dreamy, winding road. Fusing the best of electronic, ambient and alternative styles of music, recommended listening for this is with headphones turned up to 11. Large describes it as;
"A song about people who look at others as if they’re from another planet.
The general accepted truth that our lives are going somewhere/nowhere. The most beautiful woman in the world. Wanting to live on the moon away from all the bad things"
Four tracks with four great reasons for being. It's kind of difficult to pick a favourite because each is so different. So take Large's advice and listen as a concept album; and loud! You need to be in that dreamy head-space to get the most out of this wave and Large's music does everything to help you get there. But it does require your energy and patience, as the more surreal forms of music tend to do.
But we promise once you're there, you'll love the experimental approach, the combination of electronic and real-life, and the tiny, intricate details as much as we do. Take the title track Strange as the example, how often do you get such a dreamy guitar combining with such a driving bass line and drum track so effectively? Then after two minutes there's a sudden change and you're on the next level. "Fasten your safety mechanism, it’s time to go. Don’t look back and move the launchpad to the road". Good advice, Miles.