Frameworks reflects back on 2022, “Reflections” album, live set up and more.
Aditya – Hello, we’re glad to have you for this interview. We’re almost towards the end of this year, how was this year for you?
Frameworks – Yeah this year seems to have moved really quickly. I’ve Had a really positive year, been focusing a lot more on writing and production.
Aditya – I had a listen to ‘Reflections’, the first thing in the morning, it certainly set the vibe and mood for my mid-week working day. What was the creative process behind this album?
Frameworks – I wrote this album in my home studio in the attic, I was pretty focused on trying to keep set hours and develop more of a routine around my approach to writing. I’ve really thrived creatively since clocking in at 9am and clocking out at 5pm. I think during the process I found the best ideas came quickly and generally came when I was being more playful with my approach, experimenting with sounds and chord progressions.
Aditya – ‘No Time’ single from the album comes out this week, anything you’d like to share about the track?
Frameworks – I wrote this track during Lockdown here in the UK and it was an ode to being more present. Embracing the moments in life that fly by so quickly and trying to leave any precomputations of what I felt people might wanna hear from me at the door.
Aditya – How long did it take to produce this album? From scratch to master.
Frameworks – Took around two years, I don’t have definitive start date really. I was just making music really and then got to the point I was like these all sit together really well and reflect the last two years really well. I can listen to certain songs an it takes me right back to that moment in my life.
Aditya – What’s your live setup like?
Frameworks – It’s all based around a MacBook pro, a few analogue synths and some Mackie monitors. Its not the biggest set up but I really like every bit of gear I use. The one thing I would probably add would be a Prophet synth.
Aditya – Who are your influences and why?
Frameworks – I was really influenced by Maribou States ‘Portraits ‘as far as production and detail. That album ticks all the boxes for me. When I was younger I played the drums so i always pay close attention to the drums in everything I listen to.
Aditya – What’s your studio setup like? Any plugins/gear you cannot work without?
Frameworks – I use FabFilters bundle a lot! Just love their ease of use.
Aditya – You’ve amassed millions of views, how do you feel about that?
Frameworks – Yeah, it can be gratifying to see those numbers for sure but also, I try not to make it a focus. I think its easy to focus to much on the numbers, the real moments of accomplishment come when I receive messages from people that have in some way resonated with the music.
Aditya – You’ve performed extensively, which is your favourite and why?
Frameworks – Difficult question. I think I remember the people and crowds more than the venues. Maybe the guy guys that took me for a cig in DC, or the promoter that took us to a secret speakeasy at the back of a convenience store in New Mexico. The random chats outside clubs or the journeys home are always emotionally charged.
Or possibly Coachella
Aditya – Lastly, who’s your favorite comedian?
Frameworks – Dave Chappelle