Huoratron leaves his past behind by following the voices in his head without any hesitation. After focusing his music on rare vintage analog synthesizers and musically revolutionizing neon green Game Boys, he presents the world with one "out of this fucking world album," Cryptocracy.
Where does the name Huoratron originate from? What’s the reasoning behind creating yourself as “Whore-a-tron?” Without going into specifics, the name and esthetics of Huoratron are easier to grasp if you view them through punk esthetics.
What’s your reasoning behind the triggered epileptic music video on your website? Any specific reasons you focus on black and white? I see no reason for reasoning per se but strobe lights are definitely one of the essential ingredients of Huoratron. The black and white parts are obscure analog video synthesis that is re-shot from a screen of an analog oscilloscope. The unholy marriage of hi-fi and lo-fi footage gave us a pleasing contrast and menacing allure for the video.
What made you leave NuScience and solely market yourself as Huoratron? Nu Science was a band I had with couple of friends way back when. The ideology was mainly revolving around rare vintage analog synthesizers and fetishistic dogma concerning their use. This project has been on a hiatus for quite some time now, it might rise from the ashes would we feel like it. Forming Huoratron was first and foremost me following the voices I hear on my head without the compromise.
What is your favorite song on your latest album, Cryptocracy? To me the album is solidly forged together as one solid piece. I do have favorite parts that I feel are the keys to the themes behind the tracks. The synth drop in Cryptocracy almost sounding like a demonic laughter, the nihilistic and trippy middle part in Bug Party and the soul purging gabber in Transcendence to name a few.
You’re well know for your two game boys. Who gave them to you? What colors were they? Do you still have them? Makes me laugh to think that I actually was able to fool Nintendo to endorse me with a sponsorship. Those guys did not have a clue how, where or with what results these portable handhelds gaming consoles were to be used.
They were close to neon green and I modded them to feature an extra output to spit out extended bass frequencies. I still have the two original two plus a bunch more and use them in the studio pretty often. Also when traveling I feel they have the most compelling interface to work with, limited and raw.
Where do you think electronic music is headed in the next 10 years? The Gaussian curve of the global electronic music taste is dominated by your day in day out chart topping cheese that is going to be there till kingdom come. I do not expect humanity to transcendent to a level where quality in music would suddenly be embraced. On the edge areas of the mentioned curve one will surely find the more interesting stuff. I'm sure new producers will be increasing or decreasing the amount of reverb, volume, dynamics, harmony, elements, tempo and/or duration thus creating new genres for everyone’s entertainment. What future should be is exclusivity in a form of dynamical musical motifs instead of rigidly structured songs. A music that sounds slightly different every single time you listen to it. Variation to the theme within the musical rules and borders dictated by the composer.
Are you working on any new projects? I have been enjoying and embracing the small post album time by going without any set of rules or directions in the studio. Extremely refreshing to just fuck around to your hearts content. Also hoping to have some time left to see into some interesting collaborations that were presented to me.
What has been your favorite show you have played thus far? Quite impossible to say. Most I tend to enjoy the gigs that surprise me.. Gigs that start somehow modest but end up as climatic mosh pits or such crazy things.