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Erk FM: Extra – Acoustic interviews

Acoustic interviews

 

 

 

 

Photo – Western Sydney artist Kristian Jackson could be considered to be playing somewhat acoustically at this outdoor gig at a local restaurant. At a pub/club gig with his full band, his style changes.

 

 

 

 

The Acoustic section of Erk FM: Extra is an interesting one. Some artists play acoustically (or unplugged) all the time while others use it depending on their mood or their location.

 

Some artists can fit into 2 or more categories depending on their methods & style. For instance, I have placed Matt Stevens & Jordan Reyne in both the acoustic & industrial/looping sections of this website.

 

  • How Wikipedia defines acoustic?: Acoustic music comprises music that solely or primarily uses instruments which produce sound through entirely acoustic means, as opposed to electric or electronic means. The retronym “acoustic music” appeared after the advent of electric instruments, such as the electric guitar, electric violin, electric organ and synthesizer. Performers of acoustic music often increase the volume of their output using electronic amplifiers. However, these amplification devices remain separate from the amplified instrument and reproduce its natural sound accurately. Often a microphone is placed in front of an acoustic instrument which is then wired up to an amplifier. Read more
  • How does Erk define acoustic? Music played unplugged or with minimal volume.
  • Examples of acoustic artists Erk has interviewed: Fronz Arp, Tony Dean, Matt Stevens, Kristian Jackson
  • What you can expect to hear in this section: Interviews
  • What you can expect to read in this section: Episode show notes

 

Recent Episodes

 

Erk FM: Extra 07 – Shadows At Play interview

by Erk

Welcome to Erk FM: Extra episode 7 with lower Blue Mountains folk-pop/alternative band Shadows At Play. The episode starts with an interview at the Lapstone Hotel with band members Liam, Ash & occasional band member Ryan.

Erk FM: Extra 02 – Tony Dean interview

by Erk

This week's episode features a drummer come singer/songwriter/guitarist Tony Dean. If the name sounds familiar, you'll hear 2 more names of semi-recent Erk FM interviewees, Emma Dean (Tony's sister, Erk FM episode 150) and Fronz Arp (Erk FM episode 190) and some guy called Ben....

Erk FM 190 – Fronz Arp Interview

by Erk

This week's interview is with singer/songwriter Fronz Arp. Find out the interesting way that Erk first met Fronz, why iTunes censored the title of a song on Fronz's latest album, why such a tall man has a small instrument & a lot more. Music directly supplied by the artist & used with permission.

Erk FM 181 – Matt Stevens interview

by Erk

Welcome to episode 181 of Erk FM, Erk's music podcast featuring a wide range of podsafe & independent music from across the world. This week's episode was recorded in the Pillar of Hercules hotel in London and is an interview with guitarist Matt Stevens.

Erk FM 177 – Blido Music Festival (aka Amazing Race: Swedish Music Festival)

by Erk

Welcome to episode 177 of Erk FM, Erk’s music podcast featuring a wide range of podsafe & independent music from across the world. This week’s extra episode was recorded at the Blido Music Festival, a couple of hours north of Stockholm, Sweden. It is the first time that Erk has recorded a live event with his new recorder so while the audio quality is not perfect, you will feel that you are there.

Erk FM 145 – Kristian Jackson interview

by Erk

Welcome to episode 145 of Erk FM. This interview episode is a live in studio interview with western Sydney artist Kristian Jackson. In this wide ranging interview, Erk & Kristian talk about playing music, teaching music & a lot more. Hear theories behind music, performance stories, songwriting information & a lot more. Included in the episode is a live in-studio playing of See Your Face from Kristian's album Blood Eyes Sunrise.

Erk FM 142 – Nick Tann interview

by Erk

Welcome to episode 142 of Erk FM. On today's interview episode, Erk chats with Nick Tann. Not only is Nick a podcast host (Is This Thing On) and a fellow member of the Association Of Music Podcasting, he is also a singer/songwriter & guitarist (various forms of acoustic & bass). Nick is working on what he called The Vinyl Project which not surprisingly is based on producing a vinyl album.

Erk FM 117 – Arthur Nasson interview

by Erk

Welcome to episode 117 of Erk FM. This is an interview with singer/songwriter Arthur Nasson. During the interview, we talk about pianos, being a pianist, analogue versus digital, composing songs & a lot more. Music is supplied courtesy of Tijuana Gift Shop.

Erk FM 115 – Jordan Reyne Interview

by Erk

Welcome to episode 115 of Erk FM which is an interview with Jordan Reyne who does not fit into a neat little musical box. Jordan's music is supplied courtesy of Ariel Publicity. Do we have an answer to the question "What is industrial music?" finally? Listen in & find out! We had a lot of Skype problems during this interview!

Erk FM 76 – James Kahu Interview

by Erk

Welcome to episode 76 of Erk FM which is an interview with singer/songwriter James Kahu. Erk is joined in the studio by his mum Judy who is the host of Judy's Blast FM here on Channel Erk. It's lucky for Erk because Judy knows more about guitar than Erk & James has an interesting style of playing his guitar. During the interview, we talk about playing guitar, New Zealand culture & more.

Erk FM 114 – Sand River Interview

by Erk

Welcome to episode 114 of Erk FM. This is an interview with Sand River. Sand River consists of Si (vocals, guitars) & Guy (drums, percussion) who are currently based in Durham in the north of the UK. During the interview we talk about singing, songwriting, influences, being interviewed on Nick Tann's podcast Is This Thing On and a lot more.

Erk FM 90 – Matt Stevens interview

by Erk

Welcome to an interview that Erk and Judy (host of Judy's Blast FM on Channel Erk) did with London based guitarist & songwriter Matt Stevens. During the interview, we talk about guitars, performing, UK politics, podcasting and a lot more

Erk FM 85 – Audra Connolly interview

by Erk

Welcome to episode 85 of Erk FM. Erk is joined in the Channel Erk Studio by Judy from Judy's Blast FM. Our interview guest is Audra Connolly from Boise. Audra is a singer/songwriter that has been featured on both Erk FM and Judy's Blast FM in the past. During the interview, we talk about singing, songwriting, performing live, animals, travelling to Mexico and more.

Erk FM 84 – The Novel Ideas interview

by Erk

Welcome to episode 84 of Erk FM. On this episode, Erk throws Judy (host of Judy's Blast FM on Channel Erk) the keys to Erk FM as she does her first solo interview with Daniel from The Novel Ideas. During the interview, Judy & Daniel talk about songwriting, playing instruments, rehearsing & more.

Erk FM 75 – Cupero Interview

by Erk

Welcome to episode 75 of Erk FM which is an interview with singer/songwriter Cupero. During the interview, we talk about speaking & singing in Spanish, songwriting, playing guitar & more. Cupero was originally played on Erk FM episode 29 (100% Female II) & Erk FM episode 36 (New York, New York).

Erk FM 70 – Inner Voices Interview

by Erk

Welcome to episode 70 of Erk FM which is an interview with Adam Brierley who performs under the title of Inner Voices. Adam is located near Manchester in the UK. During the interview, Erk chats with Adam about performing, influences, songwriting and a lot more.

Erk Pod 198 – Chrissy Coughlin interview

by Erk

Welcome to episode 198 of Erk Pod. This interview was recorded in a Starbucks in New York City with singer/songwriter Chrissy Coughlin In this wide ranging interview, Erk & Chrissy chat about starting off in music, learning to play the guitar as an adult, moving around & settling down, song writing, album making and a lot lot more.

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