Lewis Fautzi’s new album will arrive in mid-September this year on Faut Section.
‘Manner of Death’ comes after the artist experienced one of the hardest moments of his life, after a serious accident in which he broke both legs.
We have had the pleasure of speaking with Lewis and this has been the result.
How would you present your work to someone who doesn’t know you?
In the most simple way. You can love my work, or you can hate it. There is no mid term in that.
Your new album “Manner of Death” is coming out on 15 September, what do you want to transmit in this work? What is the concept behind it?
I want to encourage the listeners to be able to feel. To have feelings and let them out. It’s a mix of love and suffering. The album was made during one of the worst times of my life. I had two broken legas and was not able to walk. Creating and producing “Manner of Death” was my way of experiencing a little joy in the middle of the chaos my life was at the time.
What message would you like to convey to the public?
To everyone out there, when listening to techno, don’t use just your ears. Try to give your brains some work to do too, as I think techno it’s not just made to the dancefloor, but also something that makes you think and feel. Techno has soul.
As for your studio, what is it currently made up of?
It’s actually simple. The speakers are Genelec 8040, the mixer is a Midas Venice. Then I have Universal Audio Apollo 16 ant the headphones Beyerdinamic 880 PRO. The soundproof is Vicoustic.
What is the one instrument or synth you would never get rid of, no matter what?
Drum machine 909. I use it in all of my music.
You were busy this summer touring, any highlights that you’d like to share with our readers?
I’ve been for the very first time at Boom Festival in Portugal and it was a mindblowing experience. It’s mostly a trance festival but the feedback I had and still have from the crowd is excellent. And also Neopop Festival, in Portugal too which I consider to be my second home. I play there every year and it’s my crowd. ‘My’ people is there to listen to me play
Finally, what makes you happy and what bothers you?
Being on tour or at my studio is definitely what I love the most. It bores me to listen to people who don’t understand about music talking and making statements not knowing what they’re talking about.
Written by: Alejandro Serrano