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Our Father who art in heaven, I am so grateful for Lucianblomkamp releasing new material. Amen. Truly one of the best producers in Melbourne, I’ve been obsessed with his work for a while now – I mean, who can really overlook ‘You & Me’, the incredible collaboration with vocalist Rosebud Leach that blessed us this time last year? With Lucianblomkamp, it’s multi-sensory. His videos are on a whole new level. How does he tell such a powerful narrative using sight and sound in a five-minute period? (How?) Watch below and consider.


Who are you?

Lucian. 20 years old.

Where are you from?

I’m originally from Cape Town, South Africa. I moved to Melbourne in 2008 to study violin at Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School.

What is unique about your local music scene?

I’ve unfortunately been a bit out of the loop for the past few months and I’m a bit of a hermit regardless. I’ve found that everyone in the Melbourne music scene is exceptionally supportive though. The whole scene is kind of just one huge family and I feel very privileged to be a part of it in at least some sense.

Describe your sound in three words. Go!

Somber melancholy vibes.

What makes you unique as an artist?

I suppose it’s not too common for producers to come from a classical background. I think more than anything it’s just made me disciplined. I’ve played the violin for 14 years and I try my best to keep learning new instruments on the way to keep things fresh and genuine.

Have you heard any new music lately? Got any recommendations?

I’m pretty late, but I’ve had Bruno Sanfilippo’s Piano Textures albums on repeat for the past few weeks. Perfect to just have on around the house. Aside from that though RaRa’s new Pink & Teal EP is pretty much dynamite.

Tell us a little about this release?

‘Help Me Out’ is about coming to terms with mortality. In the blur of modern life, we definitely lose touch with our own mortality. As obvious as death may seem, more often than not the whole idea is swept under the rug. Coming to terms with whether our human existence is part of an endless sea of energy or if everything merely starts and ends with insignificance, these ideas are painful and daunting. A few other songs from Post-Nature also deal with this actually.

What inspired the artwork for this track?

I was lucky enough to be approached by Samuel Johnson for the cover art. I had actually been a big fan of his artwork before I even knew he was the man behind some of his work. The artwork turned out perfect and it fits excellently with the ‘post-natural’ message behind the album.

What’s the story behind the video?

The video is directed by Max Walter who made my last video for ‘You & Me’. This one’s definitely on a much larger scale compared to ‘You & Me’ and there were a lot of people involved in its making.

What else are you working on at the moment?

There are a lot of new things set to come out pretty soon. As I said before there will be the video for ‘Help Me Out’ coming out in a few weeks. Besides for that there will also be another single called ‘In Time’ featuring the vocals of Rosebud Leach and Robert Glaesemann playing sax.

Do you have any shows coming up?

I’ll be playing at Bigsound this September up in Brisbane which is really exciting. I wish September were sooner! Although besides for that there’s nothing else I can really announce at the moment. There are many shows that are in the process of being organised though that I’ll be able to announce very shortly.

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