Thursday, November 5

Center Stage - Burzinski

Burzinski is a solo musician who has been living in Paris for a while now. He has been working on music for a long time, but finally released his first real album in 2010. 

He is inspired by some of his favorite artists and aims to create sad, slow, melancholic and dreamy soundscapes. 

Find out more about Burzinski, his music, and career plans in our latest Center Stage feature. 

Describe your sound in one ramble-on sentence..Alternative mellotrons for your moments of melancholy.

What inspires you to make music?
Finding new, nice and original “old fashioned” sounds coupled with traditional instruments and vocals that shape a song. New and old fashioned at the same time might sound weird, but that’s what I try to get actually.

What aspect of making music excites you the most right now?
So excited to complete a song from start to finishIt definitely is a long process which is why it is so rewarding when done. Not even sure I did it myself each time so it remains quite mysterious.

What are the biggest challenges you face as a musician?

Guess the main one is to find enough time to work on music. I don’t do it for a living so I have to have a day job, like most of us. 

What's one of your all-time favorite recordings?
Hmm, Laughing Stock by Talk Talk… So beautiful… It’s the sound of silence, premises to what some post-rock became… also a reaction to the traditional pop format.

Name three people who have influenced your music, and tell us why- Living or dead.
Lou Reed (Velvet Underground), Robert Smith (The Cure), Reid brothers (The Jesus & Mary Chain). They all deeply shaped the way I react to music. A clear reference to my childhood.

Do you have any recent or upcoming projects you'd like to share with us? Tell us about it.
I just self-released a 4 songs EP earlier this year, after an almost 2 years hiatus. It's called "Paralysed". Would love to finish that next album now… one day… Hopefully next year.

What is your ideal or target audience?
I always found it hard to know about it. Always surprising, and rewarding, to be liked by somebody else for a reason up to their feelings…

Do you write/compose your own songs? Briefly describe your songwriting process..

Yes, it all start with rough demos played with a basic acoustic guitar /vocal. I generally spend some time playing around, then hear something interesting so I record it for later use. If it still excites me, it becomes a song. Production and arrangement come later.

What do you like the most about Radio Airplay?

One of the few services that allow us musicians to be heard and discovered by a targeted audience.