Following our Label Love Affair feature with Palinoia and founder Eric Cloutier, we spoke to ORBE, the latest artist to release on the label about the EP and how his relationship with Cloutier begun.
Your next release is on Eric Cloutier’s Palinoia label, how did your relationship with Eric begin?
After releasing my first album “Kepler 438”, he reached out to me to share his support for the album saying “god damn this album is SO good. :-D,” and that was the beginning of our currently warm relationship.
How did you know that Palinoia was the right fit for this EP?
I really don’t know, I’m in the studio daily making things happen. He asked me if I wanted to release on Palinoia so I started working on something that I thought would be suitable. I think I made around 8 tracks but we finally whittled it down to the coolest 4.
Palinoia translates to in Greek as “the obsessive repetition of an act until it is perfected or mastered” – is there anything besides music that you will work on until it’s perfected or mastered?
Now I’m totally focused on music, but of course, I love different art forms and I usually spend time going to museums here in Madrid where I am based, but also sometimes during my tours I try to invest some time to seeing modern art around Europe. I also love cooking at home.
Now back to your EP, what’s the story behind it?
As I mentioned, I make music daily, and of course always freestyle. I know Eric loves deep sounds, a bit Detroit and futuristic, so it was very enjoyable to work with him because we share the same taste of music. It was easy to work with him.
There are so many platforms out there at the moment founded to champion fresh new talent. Do you feel that it’s almost easier now to get your name and releases out there to the people that matter than it would’ve been maybe 5 years ago?
It’s easy to launch a release, but it’s harder to reach people. There are many new artists, a lot of new music, but if you know properly what you are in to then you can easily find what you are looking for. But the other side is nowadays you have to pay for a promotion campaign to get something…it is what it is.
Why do you think it’s important that targeted platforms for up and coming producers exist right now?
The music industry is 100% based on the net. I guess many platforms are there for us to take the music to another level. So I think that all platforms are part of the inner process of releasing records today.
What advice would you give to new artists who are just starting out to get their releases on these platforms?
Just one advice – don’t think too much. I mean it in the sense of “don’t lose the objectivity during the process,” wasting time on what people think about or what they don’t. Just make your own music, believe in yourself and the results will be there.
Stream ORBE’s ‘Laser’s Worldwar’ EP on Palinoia below: