The WE FORFEIT lads have their beady eyes on many things. Cinnamon rolls. Loose change. Decent priced white wine. Their ears are tuned to something altogether better.
Cignol (@cignol) has been on the WE FORFEIT radar, as well as many other folk’s, for quite some time now. The Ireland based artist has been consistently delivering superb music, from acid tinged techno, braindance infused electronica to sky gazing electro.
Chris and Robbie managed to track Paul Cignol down for a chat. From his first influences in electronic music right up to his most recent works, all is laid bare in this tell-all interview that’s worthy of the very best of what The News of the World would have to offer.
Sit back, relax and enjoy two hours of insight and music from a superb musician.
The Parallel :: Sentinel (Signal Code)@signalcoderecords
Mark Du Mosch :: Nexus5 (Signal Code)
Costelloe :: Moon Transmission (Signal Code)
Cignol :: Quest (Analogical Force)@analogicalforce
Cignol :: Galway Acid (Computer Controlled Records)@computercontrolledrecords
Who is Cignol? Where are you from? What is your musical aim?
Cignol :: Role Player (Alphabet Set)
How did you first become interested in electronic music? Who were the first artists who grabbed your attention?
Man Parrish :: Hip Hop Bebop (Polydor)
AFX :: .215061 (Rephlex)
Reload :: Peschi (Evolution)
When did you decide to start making music? Have you always wanted to make music?
Cignol :: Unkey (Alphabet Set)
The trademark sound of the TB303, its melting acid tones, is one of the central tenets Cignol’s style. Why do you think that specific sound still resonates with you and other artists?
Luke Slater :: I Love Acid (Warp)
You are based in Dublin. What is the music scene like there? Club nights? Records shops? Labels of note?
Anno Stamm :: Das ANNO STAMM Theme (All City) @allcitydublin
Anno Stamm :: The Cities I Waltzed Through (All City)
Sias :: Milk Harbour (Jheri Tracks) @jheritracks
GB (Gifted & Blessed) :: Dogon (All City)
You’ve worked a lot with Lunar Disko from Dublin, how did that relationship start?
Cignol :: Teatoaster (Lunar Disko) @lunardiskorecords
Cignol :: Subprimes (Lunar Disko)
You’ve worked with a number of other labels as well. How are you connecting with imprints? Or is it them connecting with you
Cignol :: Near Earth Objects (Distant Worlds) @distantworldtransmissions
How are you making your music? Are you a hardware man or kore software or a mix of both?
Cignol :: Chorus Envy (Seagrave/Libertine/Furthur Electronix) @seagrave-3
You played here in Madrid about a year or so ago. Are you doing many live shows these days? How do you feel about them? Any plans to come back here?
Cignol :: The Observable Universe (Furthur Electronix) @furthur_elect0nix
What are the plans for the future? A busier release schedule? Other projects?
Cignol :: Modularity (Distant Worlds)
A guilty pleasure number to end on?
Desireless :: Voyage Voyage (RMA)