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August 16, 2016

cln Interview – August 2016 

*interviewed by Nick

I Heart Moosiq chatted with gifted Australian electronic producer cln, or Callan Alexander, ahead of his debut North American tour. We’ve been fans of cln’s music for over two years now and we can’t get enough of his latest beautifully chiming, pensive stirring singles, Mist and Owls. On August 26th, cln hits up 1015 in San Francisco alongside Crywolf and ILLENIUM, both of whom also put on amazing shows the last time we saw them in the Bay. In fact, you can read our interview with ILLENIUM, here, after you peruse our conversation with cln below. 

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IHM: We’re excited that you’ll be coming to The States for a tour. What are some items you’ll be bringing with you to keep from getting home sick?

cln: I’m bringing my partner! She will keep me company so hopefully I won’t get too homesick. I might try sneak some Vegemite through customs too. 

IHM: This won’t be your first time performing in The States. The Red Rocks in Colorado is one of the most beautiful venues the US has to offer. What was it like to take that venue in and also support an act like The Chainsmokers?

cln: The red rocks show is actually part of this tour, so I’m not sure yet! Can’t wait though!

IHM:

What city are you most looking forward to taking in from a tourist perspective?

cln:

Vancouver looks beautiful. I’m also excited to see LA and New York for the first time. 

IHM:

In 2009 you moved from South Africa to Brisbane. To me your music is very earthly. There’s a calming whimsicality to it. How much influence do you draw from nature and the natural environments of these two places?

cln:

Nature is super inspiring. It’s kind of hard to make music outside – but I go hiking fairly often and I guess I try to channel those experiences into my music. I think that inspiration is more of a subconscious thing though – I don’t think I ever actively try to make music based on something in particular. I suppose it just sort of turns out that way. 

IHM:

To me it seems most of the artwork for your songs are animals or landscapes that make me think of Australia or South Africa. Is there any correlation to this or am I over reaching?

cln:

No you’re completely right! Two of my covers so far have been based on South African animals. I think animals/birds are really interesting from a visual perspective. 

IHM:

Your remix of Odesza’s Say My Name is stellar. On soundcloud you’ve captioned it as your entry for their remix competition. Was the prize to be an opener at their show at Oh Hello?

cln:

Thank you! I was one of the finalists in that competition, but opening for them wasn’t really part of the prize. We just reached out to them when we found out they were coming to Brisbane and they asked us to support them. It was such a great show. 

IHM:

In an interview you mentioned you’d love to collaborate with Damon Albarn of the Gorillaz. Are you excited that there’ll be a new album coming soon?

cln:

I
am beyond excited. Gorillaz albums always push musical boundaries so I can’t wait to see what they come up with. 

IHM:

You went on a trip to Africa back in January and seemed excited for a 14 hour flight because you could play

Pokémon

. How active have you been with Pokémon Go and does that amp up your excitement for the tour, the possibility of finding Pokemon that may otherwise be hard to find in Australia?

cln:

I must admit I’m more of a fan of the old school Pokemon games. I was pretty obsessed with my GameBoy Advance when I was younger. I have played

Pokémon Go

a little bit, and I think it’s a really cool concept. I don’t think I will have too much time to play while I’m overseas unfortunately. 

IHM:

If you could describe yourself as a Pokemon which of the original 150 would you be and why?

cln:

Tough question. I think I’m gonna go with Drowzee, since I seem to always be in a state somewhere between awake and asleep. 

IHM:

Thank you for your time and we look forward to seeing you in San Francisco! 

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July 18, 2016
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Great news for long time fans of cln, or Callan Alexander, like me. The producer from Australia is finally making his North American tour debut this August, with a date at 1015 Folsom in San Francisco on the 26th along melodic bass genius ILLENIUM. And that’s not all! cln will also be dropping a brand new EP soon, off which comes new track Mist. The downtempo electronic beauty drifts and ambles, meanders and entrances, very much like a cool hovering mist. Despite its delicate serenity, this foggy future beats gem is also enigmatic and mysterious. Its vocals waver with labored emotion. Mist broods pensively with gentle arpeggios and ruminative synths. I lose myself in their profound weight, and it leaves me ready to wax poetic over the meaning of life itself. Mist is a free download, here. Learn more about cln’s impending North American tour, here.