This month our magazine seats down with one of the older acts still around, Koxbox! Let’s see what Frank E has to say for this big psychedelic journey of his life.
PM: Where, how and why did all this begin for you?
FR: The Koxbox story started for me in Goa as an idea of making electronic music in the mid-eighties. I had the first 5 Koxbox tracks ready for the Goa season 88/89. I have been making music most of my life, playing in bands, and when I discovered electronic music, I knew that that was what I wanted to do in life. So I started Koxbox and got signed a record deal very quickly with Sven Väth on Hart House Records and that was the beginning of Koxbox
PM: You have a new album out called “Scanner”. How long did “Scanner” Album take to make from start to finish?
FR: The “Scanner” took a couple of years to make with a lot of work in the studio
PM: how did you come up with that name?
FR: I just think the name Scanner covers all the stories in my music on the new album and if you have a look at the album cover, you will understand.
PM: What kind of ‘sound’, production wise, did you have in the back of your mind, prior to entering the studio?
FR: I wanted to make something different as I think a lot of bands sounds the same today. I tried to come up with new ideas but still keeping the Koxbox sound
PM: Any overall theme of mood that you’re trying to capture while writing your latest album?
FR: Yes, we made a lot of good music in the old days, and I definitely try to capture the good part of the old story and make it together with the new sound of today.
PM: Does your vision for coming up with music get affected by decades passed?
FR: I like to create journeys and stories in my music
PM: Did you intend to wait almost ten years before releasing your “Scanner” album? why didn’t you release earlier an album?
FR: A lot of things was going on in my personal life, I worked on a lot of side projects. I did actually make a lot of music but I didn´t make an album until now.
PM: What was the most challenging part about making “Scanner” Album?
FR: It wasn´t challenging at all. It was a lot of fun and pure pleasure
PM: What’s the mindset when you go into the studio to work on a new track?
FR: To make some good music that keeps the people smiling on the dancefloor.
PM: With all the traveling you do what’s one must have to keep producing music?
FR: A computer.
PM: Are we alone in the universe or is there something or someone else out there?
FR: There is definitely something out there somewhere, just listen to my music, maybe it will take you there.
PM: Thank you for your time to speak to Psychedelic Magazine Frank e!
FR: It was my pleasure.