What was a childhood dream of yours?
Edem: After the pirate one? Ha! Well, actually the pirate thing never left… After hearing “Baba O’Riley” by The Who, I definitely wanted to be part of the music world. I’d never experienced anything with that energy and impact on the societal fabric. To be part of an influential band suddenly seemed so exciting to me. I chased that dream and here I am.
Brett: That’s a very broad question. My biggest dream has always been to understand the world and to be understood by others. I’m still trying to figure this out.
Who do you turn to when you need someone most?
Edem: In regard to music or life in general?
Brett: Fortunately I have many sources of consolation should I need it. Limiting one’s sphere of influence reduces opportunities to solve complex problems. It’s all about putting as many eggs in the basket as you can. To identify with a single source as being the “most” is just sad.
What was the first song you remember playing on repeat that made you want to get into music?
Edem: See above. I wasn’t able to play it on repeat, but it was bookmarked in my mind forever.
Brett: I grew up listening to a lot of music, but can still remember the very first album I received as a gift and that I had control to play whenever I wanted to hear, was Elton John’s “Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy”. What an amazing piece of music!
Tell us a story that you laugh about with your friends to this day?
Edem: Well, there’s many. I urge people who want to hear some of these to check out, and Follow us, on Instagram under kindercrowdcontrol (remember that’s one word). “This Could Happen To You” is a series we created to share some of the crazy things that have happened to us on our musical journey. Definitely check them out!
Brett: That’s a story that I dare not put into writing. It’s not appropriate for the little kiddies to read.
What is your favorite part of the music industry?
Edem: The technological advances for sure. The availability of quality home recording technology can’t be praised enough. This methodology suits our life situation perfectly. We can record when we want, and move at a pace that wouldn’t be possible under the old umbrella of band rehearsals/get togethers and on-the-spot song writing. Our lifestyles won’t permit this anymore.
Brett: Yes. Technology today is really amazing. The recording process and sound shaping tools we have available today have transformed music into a multi-dimensional art form. But what I like the most about the music industry today is that because of all the latest technological breakthroughs it’s become impossible for any single person or company to control what people hear. No more Executives deciding what’s “good” and “what’s not”.
What’s your least?
Edem: I would ask more people to download music they love. The honor system isn’t. Downloading and paying musicians for their work is crucial to artists being able to make more music. $0.99 isn’t much to ask to be able to enjoy a song over and over. People pay 3 X more than this for an unsweetened coffee most days.
Brett: Carting around equipment.
What is a project you’re working on right now?
Edem: We’re in the middle of working on a 7 part opus initiated by our wordsmith extraordinaire, and celebrated Croatian artist, Sandra Ban. She plans to use the musical score as part of a fine art performance she has scheduled for next year. We’re releasing some segments as stand alone singles. “Yes” is one of these and is out now!
Brett: We’re also working on some videos too. Be on the lookout!
Where can fans find your music?
Edem: The best place where listeners can hear our songs in their entirety, and learn a little about our history, and the concepts behind the songs, is kindercrowdcontrol.bandcamp.com
Amazon is also where listeners can download our music and support us. Again, we ask for more people to download and support, not just us, but everyone they love; every penny goes into moving our music forward.
Lastly, check out my YouTube Channel: edem elesh. We have many videos that use our music as soundtrack, and we are creating more actual music videos as we move forward.
How do fans keep up with you?
Edem: Thanks for asking!
Spotify, IG and TikTok: kindercrowdcontrol
For Press Inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
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