The birth of Ancestral Voices represents a new path for an established and highly respected producer.
Liam Blackburn carved out a singular musical voice as Indigo, and also more recently as half of acclaimed duo Akkord. Inevitably a new approach to creating music has developed into a new identity: seeping with textures, loaded with a taut energy that whispers tales of shamanism and transformative life experiences.
1: Everything is simpler than you think and at the same time more complex than you could imagine
2: Harmonic ratios and Golden ratios are of similar nature. Their movement and relation to each other create stand ing waves of force, from which geometry, shape and form arise.
3: Everything you see in the physical world was once a thought.
What is the biggest inspiration for your music?
Things that aren’t musical. Books, Art, Films, Nature, Food, Relationships, Experiences.
How and when did you get into making music?
My mother needed something to keep me entertained and music was the most natural thing that I took to from an early age. I was classically trained then got some turntables when I was 15, started collecting records and making electronic music around the same time.
What are your 5 favorite albums of all time?
Andy Stott – Merciless
The Prodigy – Music For The Jilted Generation
Rhythm and Sound – Rhythm and Sound
Charles Webster – Born on the 24th July
Burial – Burial
What do you associate with Berlin?
Great food, good times.
What’s your favorite place in your town?
The Barbikan Bakery and Deli in Chorlton. I’m banned now for spending too much money here.
If there was no music in the world, what would you do instead?
Eat my way through it.
What was the last record you bought?
Chris Meloche – Distant Rituals & a bunch of old cassette tapes from a second hand store.
Who would you most like to collaborate with?
Nikola Tesla but that might be difficult so probably Andy Stott.
What was your best gig (as performer or spectator)?
Nitin Sawhney in 2005
How important is technology to your creative process?
Do you have siblings and how do they feel about your career?
I have a younger sister who is 13, she says she’s proud and my music is relaxing.. Maybe she just doesn’t want to hurt my feelings though..