An Interview with Brian Moss by Seeji Music 2006

An Interview with Brian Moss (Vicious Pink, Mirazma, Drug Free America)
by Seeji Music

Vicious Pink:  Josephine Warden Brian Moss

 

Seeji Music:

You are involved and have been involved in many projects and bands such as Vicious Pink, Drug Free America and Mirazma . Wasn’t your band Vicious Pink one of the first bands given the name and term, Techno?

Brian Moss:

Yes and in March 1982 it was the headline of one of our interviews in Sounds, a  Uk music paper. It said Techno (pyshco) Poppers. You can see a scan of the original on the Vicious Pink website. (we also had a song called Techno Pyshco that was never released)
Seeji Music
8:15 to Nowhere was a huge club hit in the mid 80s. What instruments and equipment did you use to pioneer that early techno sound?
Brian Moss:
We used a Roland Bassline TB 303, Roland 606 Drumatix, Roland Jupiter 8, Korg MS 20, Roland Juno 60,

Drug Free America

Fairlight sampler and SSL desk. Tony Mansfield was our producer.

I think we were the first band to have chart / Club success with the TB 303. On CCant You See, 8.15 To Nowhere and Fetish.

Seeji Music:
What do you think of the techno artists today and what advice do you have for them?

Brian Moss:
I like a lot of them mostly the harder sounding stuff. I would say to them dont add too much  cheeseness to their work. Dont forget the roots of Techno, Use some old school instruments, experiment dont let the computer take all the creativity away.  When we started out there were no rules, no music Technology courses no PCs no CDs and no MIDI.
Seeji Music:

What were some of the albums that influenced you?

Brian Moss:

David Bowie Low, Alice Cooper Love it to Death, Some Kraftwerk. Roxy Music, DAF, Cabaret Voltaire and lots more.
Seeji Music:
What are some of your favorite new artists/bands today?
 

Mirazma

Brian Moss:
Too many to mention, I listen to all kinds of music from classical to thrash Metal.

Seeji Music:
What’s next for Brian Moss?
Brian Moss:

More song writing and promoting Drug Free America’s remastered and remixed work.