Favorite bands :
KEITH JARRETT, Thelonious Monk, Bill Evans, Vladimir Horowitz, Charles Mingus, Rachmaninoff, McCoy Tyner, Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, Oscar Peterson Trio, Miles Davis, Bitches Brew, Coltrane, Scofield, Esbjцrn Svensson Trio, MMW, Jan Garbarek, John McLaughlin, Shakti, Alice Coltrane, The Mahavishnu Orchestra, Allan Holdsworth, Soft Machine, Jazz is Dead, Brad Mehldau, Fela Kuti, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Grant Green, Joe Pass, Bireli Lagrene, Django Reinhardt, Devendra Banhart, Jean-Luc Ponty, Wes Montgomery, Charlie Hunter, Stanton Moore, Garage a Trois, Jeff Beck, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Derek Trucks Band, Ali Farka Toure, Ravi Shankar, Ali Akbar Khan, Amjad Ali Khan, Hariprasad Chaurasia, Zakir, Tabla Beat Science, DJ Shadow, DJ Krush, Zenzile, Midnite, Kruder & Dorfmeister, Thievery Corp, Air, LTJ Bukem, JoJo Mayer, Ozric Tentacles, Porcupine Tree, Shpongle, Satch, The Doors, Pink Floyd.
Favorite books :
"Doors of Perception", "Brave New World", "Heaven & Hell" by Aldous Huxley :: "The Lord of the Rings" by J.R.R. Tolkien and any of his works for that matter :: "The Electric Kool Aid Acid Test" by Tom Wolfe :: "Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas", "Fear & Loathing on the Campaign Trail", "The Great Shark Hunt", "Kingdom of Fear" by Hunter S. Thompson :: "On the Road" & "Dharma Bums" by Jack Kerouac :: "The Fountainhead" by Ayn Rand :: "The Will to Power" by Fredrich Nietzsche :: "Temporary Autonomous Zones", "Immediatism & Other Essays" - Hakim Bey :: Mark Danielewski's "House of Leaves" :: "The Reluctant Fundamentalist", "Moth Smoke" - Mohsin Hamid ::"Godel, Escher, Bach: The Eternal Golden Braid" - Douglas Hofstader :: "Scar Tissue" - Anthony Kiedis :: "The Conquest of America" - Tzvetan Todorov :: "Naked Lunch" - William Burroughs :: "A Scanner Darkly", "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" - Phillip K. Dick :: "Confessions of an English Opium Eater & Other Essays" - Thomas de Quincey :: "Anarchism: From Theory to Practice" - Chomsky & Guerin :: "The Intimate Enemy: Loss and Recovery of Self under Colonialism" - Ashis Nandy :: "Doubt and Certainty" - Tim Rothman & George Sudharshan
Favorite movies :
Bloodsport. Enter the Dragon
Leni Riefenstahl's "Triumph des Willens"
The main thing a musician would like to do, is to give a picture to the listener of the many wonderful things he knows of and senses in the universe... I'm using the insides of sounds to move around in a very subtle way which, I think, ends up being inevitable. I feel it's the only solution to that particular problem that I presented myself.