The SACRVMENT sound includes the "lush art pop" approach to pop music
New York electronic producer-songwriter SACRVMENT curates a playlist that showcases his influences in his signature sound. His sound is a culmination of influences ranging from 10s Alternative-Pop (Lorde, Charli XCX, Lana Del Rey) to the re-imagination of R&B (The Weeknd, Kali Uchis, Alina Baraz, Majid Jordan), borrowing the "future-forward" sounds of (Bjork, Arca, Alex Lustig, Sophie) while paying homage to rich harmonics of Jazz, Classical (Chet Baker, Ella Fitzgerald, Claude Debussy, Ola Gjeilo) and 00s Rock.(Evanescence, Linkin Park, Nine Inch Nails)
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Interview with SACRVMENT
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Definitely “PROTOTYPE”, I’ve spent years trying to find my sound and felt like this collection of songs really represent my vision.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Finishing my debut EP “PROTOTYPE”
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital, it’s the sound of the future
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: My promise is to bring the future forward
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Listening to music after working hard on it
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: How much time does it take to finish a song? My answer to that is it depends on the project and the end goal for the song.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: The biggest misconception being a producer is that we’re looking to limit the artist. If there’s anything I learned working with artists is that you have to have a balance between your vision and theirs.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: How do you plan to market your music
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Be transparent on what you want and don’t be afraid to voice your opinion
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Alesia v49 midi keyboard, laptop, Kontakt Interface, Shure SM7B mic and AKG Studio Headphones
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I’ve been a music producer professionally for 6 years, every year I learn something new to add to my production
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Lush and crispy
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Charli XCX or Kali Uchis, we have similar taste in music and influences, it would make sense for us to bring something different to the table
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Study every genre, pick what you like from each of them and add your own spin to it
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Alternative R&B, Hyper Pop, Drill , Electronic, Latin Pop
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Finding chord progressions and matching them with a lead vocal line
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring experimentalism and lush production to my music
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I start with an hour of listening to music that inspires me and the artist I’m working with. Then I open up Logic and start finding instruments that draw to me depending on the project and then start writing chords to it. Before you know it, I layer the synths ,meticulously add drums to give it rhythm and finish my track.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Logic Pro X on an iMac with Alesia v49 midi keyboard
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Bjork, Lorde, Dillon Pace, Tainy, Arca and Darkchild
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Produce songs instrumental and help write the melody and/or lyrics