Quite recently we premiered the new Video “A Million Dollar Banknote” from Italian born musician Perfect Swimmer.
Perfect Swimmer is the stage name of Massimo Tortola, who recently moved to Berlin, and has quickly immersed himself in the electronic music scene, having already shared the notable Gretchen stage with Prefuse 73 (Warp Records) and Kyson (Friends of Friends Records). His sound is a sophisticated blend of IDM, Glitch and visually engaging music using tasteful sounds and mind-drilling beats. His debut single, “A million dollar banknote” succeeds in bringing the listener to a trance-like state through lush layers and sonic waves.
Read the Smallltalk with Perfect Swimmer & catch him playing in Berlin the 13 June at DEVISE Magazine Launch Party at Urban Spree! Join the event here:
Coffee or Tea?
Vegetables or Meat?
Meat, and although I’m not particularly proud of it, I have to say that without pork I would probably starve.
Subway, Car or Bike?
As long as it is possible, Subway. But I love motorbikes.
Pub or Club?
Digital or Analog?
Both, and it’s still not enough!
PC or MAC?
Mac, thank you very much!
The Beatles or The Rolling Stones?
None of them really.
What are you doing first after waking up?
Try to go back asleep for those five more minutes…
What turns you on / off?
On: emotional sounds and music.
Off: my own swing mood, during some weird days.
What were you like in school?
“He’s a lot of potential but just does what it’s strictly necessary”. I guess you all have heard this…
What is the first record you bought, and when?
One of the first original cassette was definitely Violator – Depeche Mode, at the beginning of 90’s.
What is your embarrassing favorite song?
If there’s one, must come from the 80’s!
What do you don ́t like about yourself?
Not being able to paint, draw.
If you could learn a random skill, what would you learn?
Be a solo pianist.
Which instruments did you learn?
What are you good in besides doing music?
I’ve some very interesting poetry skills.
What do you like a) most and b) least about being a musician/ producer/dj…?
a) being surrounded by sounds most of the time and the possibility
to enter my own dimension.
b) dealing with people who show unprofessional attitude
What are you currently working on?
I’m studying Max/Msp!
Is there anything else you want to say?
Take your time to appreciate and re-evaluate silence.