Caprae Anthropomorpha Infernarum's mesmerizing release "The Veil Between Nightmare And Reality" is Out Now!
Atmospheric, intriguing, and unique, Caprae Anthropomorpha Infernarum, also known as Lucyfer, is a talented avant-garde artist who digs into human and unhuman emotion to unveil and reveal what’s beneath our senses!
Today, at Planet Singer, we have the great pleasure of discovering more about this talented artist with an exclusive interview!
Caprae Anthropomorpha Infernarum, thanks a lot for being with us today at Planet Singer. Your album is visceral, intense, emotive, and powerful. Let’s start from the very beginning; how did you discover your passion for music?
Around 2015, I realized I was a pretty sick DJ, and everyone loved my Breakcore/nightcore remixes. Though it wasn’t until around 2021 that I really started composing on a somewhat regular basis. So I’d say my career really started at the turn of the decade.
Your album is one of those releases that stand out due to the sound research and its deep artistic vision. Can you tell us more about it?
That’s because I don’t just plop down a melody, use the basic audio engineering filters, then call it a day. I like to experiment and try new things constantly, albums like Revolution, PLANET//SHAPER, and Because Maybe have really helped me in that regard. So I like to try every combination of filters and fiddle around with EVERY knob, until it sounds JUST right. I think this quality is reflected in my work as well.
Where do you find your inspiration?
The songs that influenced me greatly growing up, those are what mainly shaped me today and defined the style of my pieces. Yellow Submarine, Myuuji, Paper Mario, Camellia, & (most importantly) The Residents. I always listen back to those classics whenever I’m struggling, gives me new ideas.
Being an avant-garde artist, how do you relate with your listeners? How important is it not to follow the mainstream rules and keep doing what you genuinely feel?
I relate with my listeners by sometimes producing pieces that better follow the conventional rules of music, because it helps provide a break from the absurdity. Like I still include beats in my instrumentals, just with an occasional touch of absurdity for my vocal albums. Once again, mimicking the familiar, yet alien structure of albums like “revolution” and “duck stab.”
Exclusive interview with artist Caprae Anthropomorpha Infernarum!
Your music goes beyond the norm yet would fit perfectly with other forms of art like graphic installation and movies. Have you ever considered it as the next step in your career?
I have indeed considered it: very much greatly, in fact. I’ve always considered my work to be more ambient in nature. If Warner Media or Xbox Game Studios offered me a job tomorrow, I’d snatch it up right away. I believe I was always meant to make the ost for games/movies, but now, my singles are the only outlet I can reasonably have, at least for the foreseeable future.
If you could collaborate with one of the artists who influenced you the most, who would you like to create art with?
In a perfect world, I would’ve loved to collaborate with John Lennon, I feel like mine, and his different takes on the psychedelic style would lead to a rather intriguing contrast. Unfortunately, since he was killed, I’d have to say that collabing with either Yuka Tsujiyoko, Toby Fox, or The Residents would be the next best thing as they’ve all shaped me about the same amount and would all lend to my style very well.
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Your music is unique, very atmospheric, and powerful. Can you reveal what your creative process is?
First, I just go into every instrument track and just spitball a random melody while recording live. Second, I edit the Melodies to quantize/fix them up and/or delete the takes that I don’t like. Thirdly, I apply and play with the filters/loops/etc. Fourth, I apply my samples & background FX and distort and arrange them to my liking. Fifth, I do the final mixing touches like panning and gain-staging. Then that’s pretty much it, usually, my stuff is of a suitable release quality, then I just render in lossless and export!
What lies behind the anonymous goat demon persona? Do you think that hiding your identity is giving your sound that boosts to experiment more and widen your artistic horizons?
I think it does because our sight is 70% visual, so if I showed my face, it would attract unwanted pre-conceived notions and ruin the listening experience: at least in the subconscious sense. It also allows me to greater separate my work/personal life and pursue other pseudonyms without my reputation preceding me.
What are your plans for the future?
To get a job working for a major animation or video game studio as a composer/arranger. That would fit me well and make me enough money to start preparing for future things like children and a retirement plan. Not to mention it wouldn’t prohibit me from still Pursuing my passion 🙂
It was such a pleasure having you with us today. Is there anything you’d like to say to our readers?
I’d like to say to them all: don’t be scared to pursue music, anyone can make music. Think of me like the Remy of music, I make my stuff using nothing but table scraps from the more experienced and with no formal training. If I can do it, so can you =). Good luck to all of you, and I hope you all have a blessed day, and I don’t mind if you sample my work in moderation either.
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