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You have an awesome haircut :P. How do you get your hair like that?


Cellarscape responded on 02/17/2012
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What an unusual but flattering question! :) Nice to hear my barnet is liked. No special secret tricks at all: my hair is dead straight and generally sticks up, so I just encourage where it wants to go with some product. Oh yeah, and leaping around headbanging to bands I love, THAT assists its vertical preference too.

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When's this record going on the road? Any London dates?


Cellarscape responded on 12/05/2011
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Absolutely. It's always tricky with the hectic schedules of the multi-talented musicians involved with this record, but we'll be rehearsing for a series of gigs early in the new year. 2012 will very much be about bringing the vibe of 'A Theta/Delta Union' to a live environment. We'll also be looking to do some live dates in Europe and – fingers crossed – a handful on the East Coast of USA. Basically, there are lots of Cellarscape-ian plans for next year that we hope to put into action. But I can guarantee that if you're based in London, we will definitely see you in a venue very soon...

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Tell us about the new album!


Cellarscape responded on 12/02/2011
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Apologies for the delay Martin: I wanted to get the new record out there so I could answer this properly for you. :) Your wording is apt actually... I've been terming 'A Theta/Delta Union' the 4th Cellarscape "record", as anything else gets corrected. :) I've heard, "Well, it's 5 songs, so it's an EP, right?" And then, "No. It's too long to be an EP, it's really like a mini-album." So, I've just kept it simple: it's the 4th record. ;o)
'A Theta/Delta Union' is another experiment I guess, this time taking the music into more of an ambient setting. This was really challenging, but very rewarding when things developed into new territories that felt right. I've always loved homemade samples, and this collection of songs has really tested me and pushed that further, as have the orchestrations. I owe the other talents (James Bellamy, Carole Carpenter, Niki Jones, Dave Draper) a lot for their musical magic, plus Paul Shubrook's artwork is incredible. Hope you enjoy the new songs & thank you!

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anything near the vicinity of Lansing, Michigan? I checked the Tour Calendar first... empty.
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Cellarscape responded on 03/03/2011
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Greetings from across the pond! At the moment, there is nothing booked in for any Stateside gigs, but, it's still quite early in the year. When the new EP comes out in May/June, I'll be planning the rest of the year's live activity, and if there's a possibility to bring Cellarscape to Michigan, it would be an honor. Until then, I hope you enjoy listening to the songs that are available at the moment. I'll be sure to make lots of noise about USA gigs if we can make that happen this year! :)

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Hi Paul. I know you've got a few gigs in April as Cellarscape in Bromley/Camden, but will you be going to other areas or doing any book signings of the Lost Encyclopedia? :-) (kiwiphroot on twitter).


Cellarscape responded on 02/28/2011
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Hi Keilly! Hopefully there will also be some live dates late March, plus, some additional dates in April in May. The new record is out May/June too, so there'll definitely be some live dates in the summer. I'll be up in Lincoln doing a radio session at Siren FM on April 2, so may also do something else while I'm there. As far as Lost Encyclopedia signings go, I'd love to do some for sure! It all comes down to the publisher (DK) really: if you and your fellow UK Lost fan chums would like something like this to happen, drop the London DK office an email, and maybe we can get something arranged. I had an amazing time at last year's San Diego Comic Con signing promo mini-books for Lost fans, and so I know that I'd have an incredible time meeting UK islanders too. :)

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How did you become involved in editing, is it a hard field to get into? And from there how did you make the leap into music?! Two amazing entreprises that are poles apart


Cellarscape responded on 02/09/2011
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Great question! I'll have to travel back in time... to 1997. Although I studied English & Drama at Uni in Portsmouth, I quickly fell in love with working (for free, obviously) for the student magazine. My good friends Mike Cooter & Dave Nicholls taught me the basics of QuarkXpress & Photoshop so that I could not only contribute by writing music & film reviews, but also help craft the look of the mag. 3 years of that, and you pick up a lot of skill-sets almost accidentally. As one of the mag's editors (by this point) I knew I had a passion for it. That experience led to my first job 'proper' job as Editor of LEGO Adventures magazine (a blast to run!). If you fancy this career, publishers are always keen on work experience peeps, so go for it! :) The music bit is much simpler to answer: sheer obstinate defiant determination. I knew I always wanted to write music for many different projects, so just kept at it. If you have a passion for music, NEVER stop creating it: it's who you are. :)

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Do you have a Lost piece or theme composed by Michael Giacchino?


Cellarscape responded on 02/09/2011
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I do indeed – I have many soundtracks by Mr. Giacchino on CD. He is a wonderful composer, and always captures the emotion of the moment beautifully.

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What is your favourite episode of Lost? :]


Cellarscape responded on 02/01/2011
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An excellent question! I have several, naturally, but 2 that always spring immediately to mind are 'Walkabout' & 'The Constant' – both emotional rollercoasters with amazing performances/plot developments all round. :)

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We're all waiting for some live music, when are we going to be able to see you play? Johann Von S.


Cellarscape responded on 02/01/2011
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Me too! ;o) Taking on board the LOST Encyclopedia co-writing project (with the wonderful Tara Bennett) in late summer 2009, meant that sadly, I knew there wouldn't be time to put together a band and rehearse the 'Animation, Suspension' record for some supporting dates – as the book then took up the following year of my life working on it full time. BUT, the island "was finished with me" (kinda) in Oct/Nov 2010 when the book was released, so a few months ago, myself, bassist Niki Jones & violinist Carole Carpenter have been meeting up between their other creative commitments to put together what I think is going to a really cool live vibe/set. Acoustic guit & vox (me), acoustic bass (Niki) & violin (Carole) will be playing live VERY soon... And fear ye not: the more rocking Cellarscape songs will NOT become quiet songs, just because we're in unplugged territory... We will still play the hell out of songs like 'You Got The Girl'. We can't wait, and are thrilled you're excited too! :)

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Hey, I really like your music and think you're very handsome and talented! :) My question's kind of silly! I was wondering are you ticklish and, if so, do you have ticklish feet? :) xx


Cellarscape responded on 01/05/2011
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Thanks you for those lovely words Josephine: I am typing and blushing! Your question is definitely the most original so far – the answer is yes, I am still pretty ticklish! I've yet to record/sample my laughing on a track yet, so let it be known that you may have inspired an idea... :)