1: Analog or Digital?
The combo. Iâ€™m infatuated with poly synths of the mid 80â€™s as well as the old samplers which were all in the digital realm. Also I use a computer to create everything soâ€¦ But then of course thereâ€™s nothing like tape. Nothing. Everything I do has to hit tape before it hits the ears.
2: What time did you wake up today?
6:20 when my kid woke up. Then back down till 7:43
3: Last thing you read?
Maybe the latest Tape Op and iâ€™m currently getting through the David Byrneâ€™s How Music Works
4: Whats your first memory?
My parentâ€™s apartment -nothing particular just the main room
5: Tea Or Coffee?
6: Last thing you cooked?
Tomato Salad with feta, cucumber, and mint for a picnic
7: If you’re reborn who or what would you like to be?
A musician in the 60â€™s.
8: What inspires you?
My quest to challenge myself to make better musicâ€¦To be able to listen to something I did and really like it.
9: Last record you played?
The Haxan Cloak-Excavation followed by Pomegranates- the Persian rock comp from Finderâ€™s Keepers
10: Favorite piece of musical equipment?
My computer or APH Library of Congress Tape Player
11: Last movie you saw?
12: Who do you love?
My family, dogs and the couple of friends I have
13: Do you have any pets?
Yes had 2 dogs now only 1
14: Are you useful?
Depends; sometimes I let otherâ€™s be in charge. I usually donâ€™t care enough. But most of the time itâ€™s me trying to be the motivator
15: Biggest fear?
Not having any legacy or not leaving a trace
16: What do you value the most?
Humor and companionship
17: Famous last words?
Vision Heat is Bay Area based Jared Blum. Along with running the Gigante Sound label, he has been involved in countless solo and collaborative projects over the years including Blanketship, The Talking Book, Vulcanus 68, etc. Jared’s first release as Vision Heat is available now from Root Strata.