Q&A with hypnotic indie rock band Aloa Input

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Announcing their third studio album Devil’s Diamond Memory Collection to be released on the 14th May 2021, Munich band Aloa Input return with the new single ‘Make It Rain’.  This offering is a sweet and chilling taste of what to expect on their forthcoming album release in the months to come. Focused on the concept of humankind, the band touch on the fact that three are multiple realities that each person experiences under their own unique lens.

We chatted with this dynamic band below. 

Looking back, what were some of your earliest entries into music appreciation? And music production?

Listening to the record collections of our parents and exchanging tapes on the schoolyard. And of course, singing and making music as children with our parents and siblings.

Take us through your songwriting process. Are there any particular steps you take when putting music together?

As Aloa Input, we prefer to meet for sessions in unusual surroundings. We wrote and recorded the record for example in an old cinema in Mexico City, in a huge gallery space, and in the backyards of the subcultural centre Import Export in Munich. Mostly we’re skipping through some interesting things we read or heard about lately while we’re building up the instruments and recording equipment. By that, we kind of find a common level of vibration and state of mind. We usually slip in some sort of collective waking dream from this point, we just play around without too much thinking and discussion. If it works out well we take the track and try to understand what parts are interesting and how we could tie them together. Mostly there’s some vague cosmos of narration. From there on it’s merely production and argumentation, sometimes for years 🙂

What gets your creative juices flowing?

Strange atmospheres, interesting discussions, new weird instruments, samples, records, weed. Quite common things more or less.

Studio work and music creation or performing and interacting with a live audience, which do you prefer?

We like both but if we had to decide it would be the studio.

What’s on your current playlist?

Janet Kay – ‘Silly Games’ and the whole soundtrack of Steve McQueen’s Small Axe

Breakdown the news for us: what can we expect from you in the near future?

We will release our album Devil’s Diamond Memory Collection via Siluh Records in May. It’s a weird but mellow journey through space and time around the future of mankind, cyborgism and transformations.

Famous last words?

Put up the headphone

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