Edward Ka-Spel is best known as the lead singer and co-founder of the experimental rock band The Legendary Pink Dots. He has also released numerous solo albums and has various side projects including The Tear Garden and Mimir.
Edward is a guest performer on the Andrew Liles album Ouarda.
1.) WHICH RECORD HAS HAD THE MOST PROFOUND INFLUENCE ON YOU?
A tough one, but at a stretch I’d say Aphrodite’s Child / 666. Just a landscape I like to return to again and again. Maybe it’ a relief by the 333rd spin that Armageddon didn’t actually happen yet. This record also recently brought the nerd out in me when I found out that the original Greek version has an extra few minutes … just HAD to hear what I missed …
2.) HOW MANY HOURS DO YOU SPEND A WEEK RECORDING/PLAYING/CREATING?
Pretty much work on music every day for a few hours … It’s like the kick of the Eureka moment is extremely addictive.
3.) WHICH OF YOUR OWN CREATIONS IS YOUR FAVOURITE?
It’s recent…”A double CDr.”Chemical Playschool 16/18″ which we put out ourselves in a low-profile way… Somehow it encapsulates The Dots over 95 minutes …
4.) WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST REGRET?
I’ve had a few, but then again, too few to mention.
5.) WHAT DO YOU DO TO RELAX?
Listen to recent Ryuichi Sakamoto CDs…beautiful. There’s also “Breaking Bad” which myself and my wife Alena have revisited twice already (the whole series!).
6.) OTHER THAN FRIENDS AND FAMILY WHAT IS YOUR MOST CHERISHED POSSESSION?
How painful to admit this … has to be my precious Macbook Pro … it’s like the world is in there waiting to be discovered.
7.) TELL ME THREE OF YOUR HEROES/HEROINES?
Daevid Allen, Peter Hammill, Oscar Wilde.
8.) WHERE IS YOUR FAVOURITE PLACE IN THE WORLD?
Could be Portland, Oregon … Love the city, have great friends there and the State around it is beautiful.
9.) IF YOU DIDN’T HAVE YOUR ART WHAT OCCUPATION DO YOU THINK YOU WOULD BE DOING?
Writing horoscopes on the internet…
10.) IF THERE IS ONE THING THAT YOU WOULD WANT THE WORLD TO KNOW ABOUT YOU THAT YOU HAVE NEVER CONVEYED IN AN INTERVIEW BEFORE WHAT WOULD THAT BE?
I once owned a Moody Blues record.