We´ve been busy bees at Cymbidium during the fall, and some new releases are on their way soon. One of these releases will be Saine´s third album on Cymbidium Records, titled Long Time No See, to be released on the 1st of December as a special christmas treat from us. It will be available for purchase through download stores digitally and as a limited vinyl edition - more details on that to follow soon at our label´s website and at sainemusic.com.
While he himself doesn´t like to put labels on his music, the previous albums (Imagine This, 2007 and Break A Pattern, 2008) included elements from hip hop, jazz, house and experimental electronica. Known for perfectionism and a desire to experiment with different musical influences and ideas, rather than settling for the norm, we were more than curious to find out what path he had taken this time.
So when we heard that Saine had finished his upcoming third album, we thought it would be a good moment to do an interview. Among other things we wanted to know where he draws his inspiration from, what are his working methods like and what does he think about some current affairs - like the state of music industry. So without further due, here´s what he had to say.