(In the preceding post today, TheMadIsraeli reviewed the debut EP from Canada’s Intervals. In this post, he follows up the review with an interview of Intervals’ main man, Aaron Marshall.)
A short introduction before you read this interview. Aaron was kind enough, and willing to take a risk, by obliging a bit of experimentation. I interviewed him, real time, in a Facebook chat to see how it would come out, as opposed to an email interview. In my opinion, this is one of the best interviews I’ve gotten. Maybe I need to try this more often.
Israel: Hey man. So about this interview, your call. Do you want to do an emailer or are you willing to subject yourself to an experiment and do this shit right here on the spot?
Aaron: I have a few minutes before I give a guitar lesson so we can do this now if you like.
Israel: So how did this Intervals thing start? I’ve been following you since the “Still Winning” playthrough vid was posted. You’ve got a unique take on what I’m going to call the tech-djent style and I’m really impressed with The Space Between.
Aaron: Thanks dude. Glad you’re enjoying the EP! Intervals started as a sort of moniker or outlet for me to create under about 8 months ago. I was playing in a band for about 3 years at that point with my close friends and things had unfortunately appeared to have reached a ceiling. We were experiencing some creative and ethical differences, so it was time to part ways. It was the hardest decision I ever had to make, leaving a band comprised of my best friends, but music is not something I take lightly and it was make a move, or go insane. The video for “Still Winning” was literally a spontaneous decision on behalf of my good buddy Ben Dundas who is an aspiring film director. He showed up at my place with a camera, and that video is what came of that session!