Someone we know* once described an electronic music performance as being like watching someone standing behind a desk doing emails. This is something that even the most ardent electronica fan can admit is often true.
Sure, the huge acts can afford impressive light shows and enough lasers to upset commercial air traffic, but what can artists who haven’t already made millions do to make gigs more interesting?
Jack Hagley, AKA Supermerger has developed a brilliant reputation for fascinating, engaging and exciting live shows. The music is inventive and interesting as well. The visuals Supermerger creates pulse and morph to the music and are very much ‘alive’, rather than just being something for the audience to stare at.
The emphasis with Supermerger always appeared to be on creating a live experience that connects with an audience above all else. So when a new Supermerger album was released, Andrew Culture decided he had to track Jack down and ask him some interesting questions.
This interview took place in Rotterdam, and the sound clip you’ll hear before the interview was Andrew and Jack Supermerger talking all over a field recording of the cool blast-beat making pedestrian crossings that appear all over the Netherlands. We included it in this episode because it’s a nice example of the spontaneous fun and creativity of the Supermerger experience. It’s also a nice opportunity to speak about the Stuart Bowditch Podcast.
Listen to the Stuart Bowditch field recordings podcast:
*Jason from Antigen Records, in case you were wondering. He even put it on a poster to describe one of Andrew’s Mawhrin Skel performances 🙂