Tobias Rieser (of Klangkarussell) is an up and coming producer hailing from Austria, who recently came to my attention through a facebook friend. His work is a refreshing combination of jazz, electro and smooth house.
What compelled you to start making music?
I was born into a musical family; my father is a music teacher, so I was confronted with music since I can remember. I was never pushed to, but I always loved to play instruments, such as the slide trombone…haha, funny to think back to that time .
Some of your stuff is labeled as v1 (version 1). I assume you’re working on finishing these songs. When can we expect an album or EP?
At the moment I can’t answer to that. There are a lot of requests. I really hope I can manage to bring out an album soon, but I don’t want to push it cause music is my life; you can’t force it, you have to let things slide into place through natural ways.
In your last email, you mentioned that you were working on new songs with a friend (Adrian Held). What kind of music are you working on (what can we expect to hear)?
Heldenklang (now known as Klangkarussell) is a 2 man project but both of us are equally involved. I’m really glad to have started this project with him. He (Adrian Held) is one of the best musicians I’ve ever seen and we complement each other perfectly. In my opinion, this is what makes our music the way it is and it’s truly awesome that so many people like what we do.
I’m looking forward to producing more tracks with him.
Speaking of new music, who are you listening to, right now? Which artists are your biggest influences?
Marek Hemman is definitely my top favourite producer, but there are a lot of great artists like Oliver Koletzki, but also Soul legends like Otis Redding, James Brown and so on. Also, classical music such as Beethoven or Mozart (of course, I’m from Salzburg) who give a wonderful influence on my music.
I love your song Nezwerk. In the song you sample a speech made by Osho on love. What made you use Osho’s speech?Do you share his view on love? What’s your view on love in today’s world?
The idea to use Osho’s voice for Netzwerk came from Herald and I (Adrian Held). To my mind, love is the hardest drug on earth: it can make you fly in the sky, but can also annihilate you.
Shoutout to all the LYFSTYL followers and future Klangkarussell followers?
I really, really appreciate LYFSTYL is writing an article about me. It still feels surreal to me, that there are so many people out there who like our music, but it makes me unbelievably happy to share my sounds with everyone!