Stumble on this interview from bullet and I thought it was an interesting article! Listen to the music on Soundcloud and I fell in love with it. It sounds like Little Dragon, Crystal Castles , Fol Chen and even Paramore. Also the logo cover art? with the cobra on his head was soo funky fresh ! I need an head piece in my back pocket for the parties.
“A good friend suggested that I could do like painters do, my own interpretation of an old classic movie. I went through my bookshelf and found my old Van Halen album with my handwriting on the back cover reading: ‘Bought by John 1984.’”
“So I started to build my own first solo album around the tempos, keys and lengths of all the tracks on the original Van Halen record,” he explains. “I didn’t sample anything apart from the noise of the needle running in the grooves before the music starts playing (on side A and B). As I was a hard rocker in 1984 I now wanted to use only synths and keyboards, so almost every sound on the album is electronic instruments apart from the opening track “1984” which is only a processed acoustic guitar.”
“When I had made this concept album I felt ready to do something totally from scratch, so a couple of weeks after my 1984 was done I started to work on my ‘real’ first solo albumNight Shift. So, these 2 albums are connected in many ways but none of them would exist if I hadn’t heard ‘Jump’ back in 1984.”
–Hortlax Cobra interview from “Bullet Magazine”