Lost Pr3acher

Exploring Meaning Through Music:

EXPLORING MEANING ​THROUGH MUSIC: ​Lost Pr3acher is an American electronic dance producer currently independently creating tracks in many different genres that range from acid tekno to regular techno, trance to prog house, & a few other genres as well. Never one to adhere too heavily to popular trends, he likes to create synth-heavy variations to mainstream electronic genres & to provide a quirky, underground, aggressive retro take on whatever he touches. A better auto-didact than organized student, he has pursued his education in EDM production via practical application of courses provided online, among them tutorials provided by PointBlank Music School, industry lectures taught via various artists such as Laid Back Luke & Danny J Lewis, & community advice & tutoring from the online artist community. He believes music is a 2nd human language, meant to speak transcendent meanings that are hard to articulate verbally - not simply an artistic skill. Already trilingual, he has stated that his current goal is now to learn to "speak Music" & to generate moods through his work that can help those who suffer from chronic depression & PTSD. Among his stated personal influences & inspirations are Richie Hawtin, Pump Panel, Combichrist, CLOUD, Louie DeVito, & Carl Cox. Personal Motto: "Never let anyone think for you. Always search for the ultimate truth, even if you never expect to find it."







What is music to you? What does it give you?

Music is a language of inarticulables - more specifically emotions, metaphysics, and the essences of meanings that you can't put words to. Music gives you a way to articulate emotion without metaphors. It gives you the ability to double the punch of the written word if you learn to "speak" music. I want to be able to do that for people.

What is your music dream?

On the money side, I'd love to be a practicing DJ at small club gigs and at parties. I'm already a producer and am experiencing success in that regard (keeping in mind that success is maintained daily, not achieved and rested on). On the main purpose end, I want to end up able to "speak" musically well enough to help vets with PTSD and anyone with anxiety period, especially those who are close to suicide. I want to be able to pull them out of their hell long enough to feel something different for a change. I want my music to give them moments of clarity.

If you could change the world - what would you start with?

People's aversion to truth and addiction to seeing the world purely through the subjective rather than bettering their frame of reference in relation to reality. It leads to the types of malevolence seen too often in the 20th century, and people are complacent before such evils are committed. Often, they are too "sleepy" to stand up. In such situations, artists and intellectuals, scientists and schoolteachers are the first that suffer, for they control culture, and culture is upstream from politics. I want to remain as free to speak my journey to truth as humanly possible, and I would definitely change the current climate to one in which any side may speak and have their opinion both heard and evaluated for better or worse.

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

Monastic - "Narcotix" - Bass Brothers Remix, Motorcycle's "As the Rush Comes", DJ Sammy & Yanou's "Heaven", and Cher's "Do You Believe In Life After Love". I had never liked electronic music prior, but these won me over as a highschooler.

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

As far as mainstream - Zonderling, Vangelis, Static X, Korn, Armin Van Buuren, Puscifer, Nine Inch Nails, Fear Factory. Artists I personally know and love: DJ/Prod. CLOUD (Kevin Lane), Vocalist/Guitarist Jane O'Callaghan, Estlin (formerly Peach_T), producer Technixia (Joshua Strege) to name just SOME of them.

What inspires you to make music?

A need and a drive to communicate better than my Aspergers will allow. Music is that. It relaxes me to the point that I can speak what I mean, and I can also speak through the music the things for which I have no words.

What is the message you want to send with your music?

Hope and a sense of purpose - the ability to stand underneath the load of responsibility and find it good, then move forward and put order amongst the chaotic.

How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?

Lucky to serve their need for emotional communication outlets. It's not often we get to do that with a lot of souls in one place.

How do you see the musicians’ reality nowadays? What could be improved?

Musicians are becoming very polarized and I don't like it. Art needs to stay free of political debate - each artist should be able to have their own beliefs and speak them to the audience they have. That is something totalitarians hate and attempt to tamp down upon. There is no way to incorporate the concept of "wrongthink" in the artistic community without ruining the soul of the artists. All 'thinks' should be open to discourse.

What do you think of Drooble?

I think Drooble is the best of SoundCl. & FaceBk put together, but without the downsides of seeing cat videos on repeat. However, occasionally there are rogue elements that try to bring political garbage in and it's disheartening to see, so I hope that dies out as the PC movement loses steam and realizes that they're not actually helping anything artistic occur here.

What frustrates you most as a musician?

My own restrictions in learning frustrate me most. I attempt to hammer at them daily. Sooner or later I learn that particular thing, then I move on to the next. It's the speed of learning that irritates me. Also, marketing ones music is also soul-killing lol. I hate the very narcissistic process of having to put photos on Instagram or SnapChat every day to try and connect with ones potential audience. It's not a musical endeavour and it annoys me.

Do you support your local scene as a fan? How?

I make cover art and beats for friends that rap in the local community. Outside of that, there is no local musical community.

What qualities should a musician nowadays have in order to get their music heard by a larger audience?

Adherence to archetypal messaging within the music - this keeps fans at a level that goes to the subconscious and gives it that "draw" that is inarticulable. Also, they need social media savvy. That's a marketing subgenre of its own for a reason and it really is a science one typically doesn't hear about till it's time to know how it works. Often that's too late. YouTube University is the best friend of the artist.

Share some awesome artists that we’ve never heard of.

Technixia (Joshua Strege) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fmzK0oba0Eg Free Divide (Ben Shipley) https://soundcloud.com/freedivide/divide-x-sophia-mae-back-to-you CLOUD (Kevin Lane) https://open.spotify.com/artist/2BYu3M7lUSCpAZWU3fyzYL