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Music – Interview with James Radcliffe

James Radcliffe - DigitalArt Portrait ©Carolina Russo Photos ©James Radcliffe
James Radcliffe – Digital Art Portrait ©Carolina Russo Photos ©James Radcliffe

My interview with Music Composer and independent Artist James Radcliffe.

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I am so happy and grateful that I was able to do this Interview!

Today I am very pleased to introduce you with James Radcliffe a wonderful multi talented Artist, a dear friend from the music world and part of our community.  James is an independent artist a music composer from the beautiful land of Scotland.

Thank you James for  your precious time doing this interview with me. I love to give the opportunity to get to know you and your art.

Let’s start with the questions:

For the reader that doesn’t know you and your music, can you please introduce who is James Radcliffe?

I am an independent artist based in Edinburgh Scotland. I make music, I write, I take photographs and perform live. In the last 4 years or so, I have built a grassroots social media following in excess of 100’000 people.  This is what allows me to make art as a living.

Highlands Scotland - Photo ©James Radcliffe
Highlands Scotland Castle – Photo ©James Radcliffe

Your music has a very distinctive sound and style, when listening it brings you in far away places, almost out of this world. Can you describe your creative process and what prompt inspire you while creating? And how do you categorize your genre?

First, thank you very much, I take this as a great compliment.  It is hard to nail down a creative process, as much of it is a mystery.  I will say though, that there are two main phases: the creative phase and the craft phase.  The work is usually born from a kind of state of mind which is outside of time, when I am fully absorbed.  The craft is where I take the pieces of rock and polish them into something beautiful.  I cycle back and forth between these two until the work is finished.

You just released your new beautiful and fantastic Album ” Murder The Impossible” can you tell us your feelings and meanings behind it?

Murder the Impossible was a collection of tracks that I worked on in a very specific way in the studio.  It took me over a year to get them right.  Each of the tracks was aimed at a specific feeling, for example, the first track ‘World Enough and Time’ was aimed at the feeling of ecstasy I get from truly great music. One of the reasons it took me so long, is because I played all the instruments, including the cello, and did all of the studio work.

Murder The Impossible is the 5th genre-defying release from James Radcliffe.
Murder The Impossible is the 5th genre-defying release from James Radcliffe.


What is your creative Dream Project?

The thing that I am working on right now.  One of the great things about being independent is that you get to choose exactly what you want to work on.

What is happening at the moment? Are you working on any new ideas? Do you have in plan for any live gig?

A lot of stuff is happening right now.  I am generally always working, on new ideas and current work.  I think I am going to do something quite exciting and new for my next project, which I may release quite soon.  I am also playing with the idea of taking all my music off the internet.

Live performance will definitely be happening soon.  And I am looking into touring options as we speak.

This question is very personal and introspective, I love to ask this to artists. If you describe or picture your inner soul, how will you describe it? And what color it would be?

Like a roiling ocean.  And black.  Black as strong coffee.
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You can follow James at:

Website: http://www.jamesradcliffe.com
Music: http://www.jamesradcliffemusic.com
Twitter: @JamesRadcliffe
Instagram: @thejamesradcliffe

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Credits:
Digital Art Portrait ©Carolina Russo
Photo Credits ©James Radcliffe

I hope that you enjoyed this interview and to get to know James better, or, to discover him today. Please support his art and wonderful music, visit his Blog he would love to ear from you. A special thanks and best wishes to James Radcliffe for all his projects!  As always I am happy to read your comments, let me know what you think about this interview!

Thank you for reading and have a wonderful week! ❤

 

Thank You!
Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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Indie Music Artist

And FEATURED is… James Radcliffe!

YesterdayAfter  Featured of the Month  March 2016 

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I love to meet and interact with new artists sharing and their work of art and their beautiful words!

This month is about Music!

Today I am very pleased and honored to introduce you the first YesterdayAfter Featured of the Month and of the Year 2016 a great inspiring multi-talented Artist, writer and Music Composer from Edinburgh, Scotland UK based  James Radcliffe I discovered James beautiful, stunning music and writings when I started my Blog almost a year ago. His creativity and experimental work continually evolves inspired from everything. He strive in the authenticity of his creations, from the music to his writings and everything else he produce.  James has a great personality and kindly connect with his audience and I am very happy that we connected! His music inspires me as Artist during my own creations.

On his Blog you can read that James is “…a groundbreaking and radically independent: musician, writer, and spoken word artist” who has been performing live since the age of 8.

He writes, records, mixes, and masters all of his work from his home studio and has leveraged the power of the internet to build a worldwide grassroots audience on his own terms.  His music is now played and listened to around the world, his blog is read in 170+ countries, he has in excess of 65’000 fans on Twitter, and his latest release went straight to the #1 spot on Bandcamp.

 

“I’ve made music and art ever since I can remember.
It’s in my blood.
It’s like breathing for me; it’s my life.”

 

James Radcliffe

Why I make music…

I make music because……of the place that it comes from.  The state I am in when I am making it.  That place where time disappears and everything else dissolves.  The place where fierce joy rises up, unbidden, like golden light filling a well.

That is why I make music.

-JR

Here I post a sample from James’s Soundcloud page visit for more…

I hope that you enjoyed this Feature please visit James Blog!
And listen the collection of meditative ambient soundscapes, created with: cello, acoustic guitar, and a single loop pedal. Enjoy the beautiful and relaxing music!

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How can you be Featured on YesterdayAfter?
Stay Connected! Participate to the Meet and Greet Fridays weekly event leaving your Blog link, Follow here and on my other social media be active! Inspire!
You never know…maybe next Month I will choose YOU!

Have a great week!
-CR

 

You can follow James at:

Website: http://www.jamesradcliffe.com
Music: http://www.jamesradcliffemusic.com
Twitter: @JamesRadcliffe

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From Zero to 15’000 – Some Thoughts on Building Community…

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A wonderful post about Community from James Radcliffe, talking from the heart and soul just like his beautiful music! I wanted to share this because I can relate with it and because it is very motivational and inspiring!

Have a great Sunday!
-CR

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One of the most frequent things I get asked is: ‘How did you build your following?’.

It’s a fair question.  A few years ago I started as everybody does, with pretty much zero support and 5 followers (2 of which were my mother who had signed up twice to make sure she didn’t miss anything).

Today I am a 100% audience-supported artist; I have a blog that is read in 170+ countries by a community of over 15’000 subscribers, and a Twitter following that is sitting somewhere around 66k.

How did this happen?

Read on, and I’ll tell you…

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This Is My War

I loved to read this post from my friend James Radcliffe …I am sure that every artist and creative can relate to it ! Have a wonderful day! ❤

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I am smack-bang in the middle of the hardest part of my current project.

No longer the fresh excitement and boundless possibilities of the new, nor yet the fragrant and tantalising promise of completion, just the work; the seemingly endless and repetitive no-mans-land of the daily grind.

But still everyday I get up, brew my coffee, and get after it.

This post is about why.

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