TMF meets Death in Plains
With the release of new EP ‘Mustard Polo’ pending, The Music Fix caught up with Death in Plains to talk cats, David Lynch movies and Super Mario, and discovered an artist with many more facets than solely his music.
Hi Death in Plains! Firstly, for those unfamiliar with you, would you mind introducing yourself?
Hello, my name is Enrico and I'm 26. I live in a small seaside town called Pesaro, in Italy, on the Adriatic coast (east) near Rimini and not far from Bologna. I studied foreign culture and literature and arts. Things I love are photography, filmmaking and art involved with new media and technology. And I'm fond of cats and the sea, but not at all in the Summer.
Where did the name ‘Death in Plains’ originate?
This is kind of funny. When I started making music by myself I chose 'Death in Donut Plains' as a moniker, Donut Plains being an early stage in the videogame Super Mario World, which was supposed to mean something like "lose at the first stage". Eventually I decided to cut the donuts off the name, just gave me a better feeling I guess.
How would you describe your sound?
I think it's intimate and very open at the same time. Like I'd like to invite lots of friends at my house or in my bedroom.
Who or what influences you?
I believe it to be life, and movies by David Lynch, Ingmar Bergman and Michelangelo Antonioni mostly. I'm really after that kind of sensation.
If you could collaborate with any other artist, who would it be?
It's difficult to think of. But I can easily think of something with non-musicians by the way. Would be great to set up something with a performing artist in a similar way of what Jona Bechtolt is doing with Claire Evans in his project YACHT.
You’ve recently released the video for ‘Whirlwind’, but what is the story behind the song?
It's something that has to do with closing yourself in, about paralysis and indecision, and changing suddenly situations in order to try change something in youself. But I believe it not to be a real solution, it's rather more like surrender.
What has the highlight of your career been so far?
Opening for Telepathe (that I really love) last summer in London was nice and playing Offset for the first time last september. It was a great pleasure to have that chance indeed!
Are you looking forward to playing Offset festival again later this Summer?
Yeah sure, I definitely can't wait!
What are your plans for the future?
I don't exactly know, I think I'll keep recording stuff and projects at home for a while. But perhaps I should consider moving from here and try make a living off video making, photography and design.
Finally, is there anything you’d like to say to our readers at The Music Fix?
Was nice to introduce myself here. Love is real.