Nodus1 is a musical unit producing a hybrid of structured and improvised, instrumental, acoustic guitar music. Nodus 1 began in 2010 and has performed low-key, informal gigs in London, Tokyo, Austria and Spain. The music of Nodus1 is ever changing, encapsulating the mood of the moment in which it was made.
We caught up with Ruairi MacInnes (aka Nodus1) and asked him some questions, here's how we got on....
Please introduce yourself and your music in one sentence....
Nodus1 is improvised music.
You’re called Nodus1 how did you come about choosing this name?
A nodus is a tricky situation.
Slough / Raven Slow the new single, can you describe to the readers the feeling behind this?
I hope the listener projects their own feelings onto the music.
Are you aware of the emotive feelings your music gives to the listeners?
Yes, but everyone has a different response to it.
How does the low key performances you had in London, Tokyo, Austria and Spain compare to each other? What is the vibe?
The vibe is acoustic, unpredictable music. Each gig is different depending on the collaborators.
Favourite Neil Young track?
Like a Hurricane
How has social media aided you and your music?
It lets people comment on it.
In your opinion, what is the BEST album/record ever released?
Physical Graffiti (Led Zeppelin)
What classic song would you have liked to have recorded and why?
Memphis, Tennessee by Chuck Berry because of the melody and the story telling of the lyrics.
First gig you ever went to?
Best advice you have been given and who by?
"People don’t always do what you want them to" was advice given by a friend.
If you could describe your music in the form of a fictional character, who would it be?
Do you think we can ever live in a world where a chicken can cross the road without having its motives questioned?
What are your plans for 2014?
Recording, playing music, travelling in the UK.
Whilst I went to dig out my original copy of Physical Graffiti by Led Zeppelin (with the cut out cover of course) we left Nodus1 with some quick fire questions....
Coffee or Tea? Tea
Coke or Pepsi? Neither
Drum machine or the real deal? Real drums but drum machines also (Kraftwerk)
Mac or PC? Mac
Lemmy (Motorhead) or Ozzy (Black Sabbath)? Lemmy
CD or Vinyl? Vinyl
The Dude or The Fonz? The Dude
Car or Motorbike? Car
Acoustic or electric? Acoustic
Shower or Bath? Bath
Tattoos or Piercings? Neither
Robert De Niro or Al Pacino? Robert de Niro
God or Google? Google
Nodus1 has an album which is available now, click HERE for more information.
Musicmuso would like to thank Ruairi for taking the time out to answer our questions, we look forward to punting more newsworthy items as and when they are received.