Primarily, Siriusmo aka Moritz Friedrich is a real survivalist, played in a band for many years and is a fan of old keyboards. As a professional artist (painting, illustration, graffiti) Siriusmo lives off temporary jobs and even does construction work now and then. Just on extremely rare occastions can Moritz be seen on stage (children’s birthday parties or other family get-togethers) – and even then his mood is rather shitty due to his bad taking of criticism. Moritz Friedrich already had quite a lot releases on respective labels. His one and only comment on those releases: ” On each record there is one song that I still like, the rest – unfortunately – is shit.”
Siriusmo may be the laziest genius around, though he’s been all but unproductive since Enthusiast: In 2015 he joined forces with Modeselektor and toured Europe under the banner of Siriusmodeselektor, playing festivals from Glastonbury to Sonar. The same year he produced the debut album of Romano, Köpenick’s one-of-a-kind rap phenomenon and close friend of Moritz. He remixed Moderat, collaborated with synth pioneer Jean-Michel Jarre and contributed to Mr. Oizo’s latest album, who’s also appearing on Comic. Siriusmo may not be a man of many words, but possesses a bold and singular musical vision. Here’s his very honest pledge: „Moritz likes music, that’s for sure.“ Nuff said.
1: the world is round!
2: nothing’s for sure!
3: i m not good with wisdoms!
1. What is the biggest inspiration for your music?
Music and weird or funny situations. When I hear or see something that touches or inspires me, then it gives me the energy to create something by myself. To finish a track idea the biggest inspiration is the name for track that I choose at the very end.
2. How and when did you get into making music?
Shortly after the Berlin wall fell, my friends and me started a band ! Music was just one little part of this whole band thing, it was just really important to have a band !
3. What are 5 of your favorite albums of all time?
Good old “hard to answer” question. But definitely forever in my heart will be:
Stevie wonder- Innervisions
Ton Steine Scherben – Wenn die Nacht am Tiefsten
Bob Marley and the Wailers – Exodus
Jean Jaques Perrey – Moog Mig Mag Moog
Siriusmo – Mosaik ( sorry for that , it’s a personal thing…)
In general I’m more of a song than an album guy.
And: Beatles, not Stones.
4. What do you associate with Berlin?
Friends, “Heimat” , Childhood. When I look back I’m so thankful that I could experience these special and wild times of my beloved home.
5. What’s your favorite place in your town?
Most of the times it’s my music room, it’s like a time capsule, my own little Berlin. I go in and feel young! But I should clean up a bit. Sometimes it feels like the village of Asterix here, surrounded by new fancy apartment buildings, but I don’t have the magic potion to fight back. It’s coming closer and closer…hello gentrification!
6. If there was no music in the world, what would you do instead?
I would invent it! Shit, always the best ideas are taken…
7. What was the last record/music you bought?
Fugue State from Vulfpeck. Ahhh… the guys are the best.
8. Who would you most like to collaborate with?
Speaking of Vulfpeck..;)
9. What was your best gig (as performer or spectator)?
You know, with serious stage fright, nearly every gig is unforgettable for you.
For different reasons… But it’s definitely an unbelievably good feeling when the people like your music!
10. How important is technology to your creative process?
It helps a lot on one side, on the other hand , too many possibilities can make you loose the focus. Getting lost can be nice, but in my case, not technology wise.
11. Do you have siblings and how do they feel about your career/art?
I have two brothers and one sister. I don’t know how they feel right now about my “career”, but I love them, they love me… I think that they also love my “art“, because it’s me.
A extract of his new album “Comic” released the 15th of September 2017: https://youtube.com/watch?v=Oi9xzoTd0D4