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Q&A – Arrow Kleeman

1: Analog or Digital?

Definitely both, a good tool is a good tool. There is usefulness in both formats, although I seem to be avoiding Digital more and more.

2: What time did you wake up today?

I have two furry alarm clocks, one tan and one grey, that scream at me if I don’t feed them by 8:30 a.m… even on Sunday.

3: Last thing you read?

Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card. I bought it for a friend whom I exchange science fiction novels with from time to time. I had never heard of it and it was number one on several top 100 lists, so I had to read it too. I don’t think I would ever put it above Dune or anything by Philip K. Dick, but it is a page turner.

4: What’s your first memory?

I remember wearing a huge hand painted paper crown my mother made for me on my first birthday, and all my presents arriving in my oversized, yellow Tonka dump truck.
Good times!

5: Tea Or Coffee?

Tea with milk and honey all the way. Coffee just gives me the shakes.

6: Last thing you cooked?

Soft-boiled eggs and hot sauce. So fast, so easy…sooo good.

7: If you’re reborn who or what would you like to be?

One of the big cat’s.

8: What inspires you?

Good people and knowing that there is more to existence than the mould others would have me slip into.

9: Last record you played?

Apollo – Atmospheres and Soundtracks by Brian Eno with Daniel Lanois and Roger Eno (1983).

10: Favorite piece of musical equipment?

I would have to say my acoustic guitar. It keeps me grounded and is pure despite it not being a particularly good quality guitar. I love it unconditionally.

11: Last movie you saw?

I saw Jane Eyre in the theater last weekend. It was very well done despite the hyper drama that sometimes comes with period pieces.

12: Who do you love?

I love my girlfriend Melissa, my family, and my good friends who forgive my past and future quirks (hopefully).

13: Do you have any pets?

Two cats, Luka and Bungee (my furry alarm clocks). Oh yes…I love them too!

14: Are you useful?

That’s a good question…

15: Biggest fear?

I am way more than a little scared of swimming in the ocean. It is a beautiful beast and an awesome force far outside predictability and control.

16: What do you value the most?

My free will.

17: Famous last words?


Arrow Kleeman (formerly Lilienthal) is a Brooklyn based visual artist / musician. His debut Root Strata release Phase Reps & Builds is out now and should be available via our distributors soon!