A chat with Carrier - Patterns of Perception

Car­ri­er spent some words with Pat­terns of per­cep­tion about his recent­ly assumed new name and the new­ly influ­ences flow­ing into his artis­tic persona.

For me, it rep­re­sents a fresh start per­son­al­ly, cre­ative­ly, aes­thet­i­cal­ly. For a while with Shift­ed I felt like I was repeat­ing myself and just doing what was nec­es­sary to main­tain the sta­tus quo.

A chat with Carrier - Patterns of Perception

What is the con­cept behind Car­ri­er and what does it rep­re­sent to you?

Well, Car­ri­er is a lit­tle dif­fer­ent as most of the oth­ers you men­tioned were cer­tain­ly side projects that branched off from Shift­ed. Car­ri­er is not a side project: it’s my main focus mov­ing for­ward and is com­plete­ly dis­con­nect­ed from every­thing that’s come before. Although of course because it’s me there are cer­tain threads that bind it to my ear­li­er work in terms of pro­duc­tion.

Car­ri­er allows you to explore some cre­ative free­doms that you couldn’t as Shift­ed?

I think that my pre­vi­ous alias sim­ply felt weighed down by all the resid­ual bull­shit that it had picked up over the years. The records I felt weren’t good enough but put out any­way, that shit remix I did because I need­ed the cash, the shows I should have refused. They all con­tribute to a feel­ing around the project. I could have done this as Shift­ed I guess, but all this bag­gage would still be drag­ging along behind me, and hon­est­ly it would be nigh on impos­si­ble to change people’s per­cep­tion of what I’m about. 

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