interview with THE BUG
Sound is the ultimate stealth weaponry, infiltrating our bodies at a physically indefensible level, a molecular level. Bass in particular has captured imaginations as an arsenal with which to confront complacency, to overturn the status quo, as an unstoppable force for change. Ghostly yet gravity bound, its perceived weight adds space to sound and moves bodies through space. Kevin Martin's musical projects have often explored the revolutionary nature of sound, simultaneously seducing and confronting listeners. As The Bug, his sound skirmishes between the bass heavy influences of dub and a clangorous industrial aesthetic result in an incongruous yet irresistibly infectious sound which challenges expectations while causing a commotion on the dancefloor. Given Martin's personal vision of dub and his inclination to move against the grain in all things musical, his juxtaposition of sounds and genres makes perfect sense.
This interview was conducted by Cyan in 2008 for
Vague Terrain 10: Digital Dub
Read the rest of this interview: http://vagueterrain.net/journal10/kevin-martin/01