The Questions is back, and this week’s answeree (that may not be a word, but we’re going with it) is the UK’s Fracture, a drum and bass producer who also records and performs as one half of Fracture and Neptune; the duo are currently (16th of September – 31st of October 2011) touring their Retrospective: A Decade of Fracture and Neptune set. We’re starting to notice a pattern when it comes to working with dads – former The Questions respondent Santos named his as his most fun person to work with too – maybe you should give it a go! Anyway, without further ado let’s get to it!
Name: Fracture (Charlie Fieber)
The name of the first song I was really proud of was called: Oh wow, what a question! Um, I wrote a few that no one has heard, right back at the beginning that I’m still proud of. Very naive, but I love that in music. In terms of the released stuff it’s probably a Fracture & Neptune track called Deadlands
Most fun person I’ve ever worked with: I think I would have to say my Dad, Martin Fieber. He is a slide guitarist and we (Fracture & Neptune) have worked with him on two tracks, Customtone and Ventura. The experience of translating our ideas for a drum and bass track onto an instrument famous for 1950s/60s blues music was quite testing. The result was totally worth it.
“I think ‘to work quickly’ is definitely the best advice”
Best musical advice I’ve ever been given: Wow, another great question. I think ‘to work quickly’ is definitely the best advice. Try not to drag projects out longer than a couple of days.
A piece of gear I couldn’t live without: Sadly, my computer. As it is the hub and brain of the studio.
A piece of gear I wish I could live without: My computer! I would love to go back to using just an MPC or sampler with sequencer built in.
My studio environment in three words: Bass, Tea and Vibes.
A song I wish I’d written: UFO by Photek.
If I could do it all again, I’d: Have written UFO
Fracture’s latest Loopmasters pack, a selection of Drum and Bass presets for Rob Papen’s Albino synth, is out now! Check out this iTunes only bonus track from Fracture and Neptune’s Retrospect LP too, taken from their SoundCloud: