Alex Seifert is your tour guide for the expansive world of great music. A mammoth fusion of electronic, classical, and industrial bloom into epic instrumental pieces that create entire universes in the span of their running times. Seifert has got his finger on the pulse of the cosmos and is transmitting it right to your ears.
Part of the reason Seifert reaches far and wide for the styles he injects into his songwriting is that he wants to capture the full spectrum of music’s emotional values. “I have different emotional reactions for different genres of music. Hard rock always makes me feel excited and always puts me in a great mood Techno, classical and most instrumental types of music are always inspiring to me. I always feel the need to work on more of my own music or to be creative.” Seifert’s tastes, as you can see, range far afield from one mere genre. It’s this depth of songwriting that makes his music the startling and absorbing work that it is.
Music as Blood
With music pumping through your veins, you’re going to have a very intimate relationship with it, which will enable you to write the highest quality of music (provided you’ve got songwriting talent). Seifert has the talent and the music indeed pumps throughout his body and soul. “I would say that overall, I always have a positive reaction to music. If I’m anywhere near my computer or iPod, I’ve got music playing. I get bored and find that whatever I’m doing is dull without music.” Music is life itself to Seifert, the very stuff of existence. If you’re not careful, you’ll get addicted Seifert’s music and it will be the stuff of the gods to you. It’s goooood.
More Than Mere Fun
While Seifert won’t deny the sheer fun aspect of music, he believes that there is a deep-down in music, a place that goes beyond oh-this-is-groovy. It speaks to the depths of our minds as we listen. “Music is a puzzle for the mind to keep the subconscious entertained by trying to decode it.” Music feeds the brain and heart from top to bottom. Good music, anyway, and Seifert’s music qualifies not only as good, but as great. It’s just a matter of time before the discovery of his craft lights the music industry on fire.
Seifert on songwriting: “When I start a song, most of the time I have a general idea of what I want it to sound like. I begin by messing around with (my programs) until I come up with something I like. Then I add another instrument most of the time and while continually playing the last bit I made, I play with that instrument until it sounds like I want it to. I basically do this all the way through my songs.” Drums and bass, both of which Seifert has been playing for quite a while, are also brought into the songwriting mix from time to time, mixing a little organic into the electronic.
“Whether I’m writing it, playing it or listening to it, music has a huge impact on my life. It’s not only a form of expression for me, but it also challenges my creativity.”