Exclusive Interview with CRi from Montreal
Cri is a young Montreal Based musician who is debuting a promising career as electronic artist. His first EP Eclipse was release in April 2013 and his last EP, called ODA, on May 19th 2014with the collaboration of singer Compton Chic, Helena Deland and producer Ouri. His sound is clear and felt deep inside our soul. We had the chance to have a quick interview with him.
Flanelle : Tell us a little bit about yourself.
Cri : Hello i’m CRi , I’m from Montreal and I make music.
How does living in Montreal affects your music ?
There is a lot of amazing artists in this town, such as Jacques Greene, Kaytranada, Pomo and many more. It’s very motivating!
How long have you been a musician ?
I started to produce music 3 years ago but I have always been a music lover.
Since my very first age, I used to listen different kind of music. I don’t know where my passion for music comes from but when I started playing with Ableton live my passion in music production came. We know that each of us has someone or something, which inspires our life and work.
Where do you draw your inspiration from ?
My inspirations change with time. For the moment, musicians such as Mount Kimbie, Gold Panda , Chrome Sparks and Dauwd inspire me a lot. My constant source of inspiration ? Brian Eno.
How would you describe your own work?
Maybe an Electronica_Post-Dubstep_Bass_Minimal music.
How important are critics for your development as an artist?
The critics helps me to put words on my own work. My girlfriend (Ouri) always gives me her opinion on my last productions, it helps me a lot. I think it is very important to say more than i like it or not, music is a language so it’s very rich.
What is your favorite song that you have recorded ever ?
Pearl , because it was the first time that I collaborated. I think the experience was memorable. Maybe we will make another one … haha.
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Wich track is the most personal on the recent EP called ODA and why ?
Oda. I made it very instinctively with no plan before and when i finished it, I knew that this song was the most related to me. The greatest inspirations for writing new songs are … Music, Good vibes, Silence, Beauty.
Where do you see yourself in the future?
Living in Europe and in Montreal, playing and making music as always. For the moment, I produce new music, I work on two new videoclips and a live performance.
Favorite Food : It always changes but for now, I like my homemade Poutine.
Favorite Movie : Eyes Wide Shut
What is your favorite pastime? My garden
Most important thing in life : There is a lot of important in life to me
Last concert you have been to : Last night ( August 3rd) with Pomo and Cyril Hahn
Thank you !