Free spirits, open minds, and surfing ¨galactic waves¨ is what gives birth to LA’s new Psychedelic band, UFO 2012. Not only are they new to the music world, but they also give a twist to all the other genres out there.
Co- founded by professional long boarder Kassia Meador and artist Aska Matsumiya, created UFO 2012 in Venice Beach, CA along with it’s seven other members which consists of music producer and musician Farmer Dave Scher, models Noot Seear and Kelsey Margerison, fashion photographer David Mushegain, and art director/ visual artist Sean Line. The group’s members connect through their similar lifestyles. Being artistic in their own unique ways, while riding waves together during the day, the band was able to improvise their music in a way that it became something more than just music, but a form of meditation. Naturally, their music is of a serene background, using crystal bowls, beats, whale sounds, and soothing vocals. What they have created and shared surpasses what calls any band, “a band,”” rather a movement to create some deep, moving sounds and life experiences that they share together.
To hear more on UFO2012, you can parchase their vinyl on www.oh-wow.com
First and foremost, where is everyone from UFO2012 from?
Venus Beach, CA
How is UFO2012 more of a Movement, meditation group, more than a band?
Our music only exist because of our life style and love for each other and surfing galactic waves.
When and how was “UFO2012” formed?
It was formed as soon as the clock ticked 2012 and we received a message from the universe to start UFO 2012 and the synchronous order aligned to bring us together from all over the world.
How do you make your music? or more so, what do you do when you guys come together?
Its’ all improvisation of the moment we are sharing. The only key is to listen to each other. We surf and ride waves together during the day time, stretch, family dinner then bowl .
Which instruments do you work with the most?
7 crystal bowls , david m bringing in break beats with farmer dave on lab steel making whale sounds and holy vocals brought by Aska.
Are you influenced by any other artists? People in general? Nature?
Snoop dog & surfing. we are unsure about snoop lion yet.
What are your beliefs? How did your community influence you guys?
Always spread aloha vibes and stay lifted.
Is there anything you’d like to share about your band/movement that the world doesn’t know yet?
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What are your plans for the near future?
Drop it like it´s hot.
Interview by: Monica Campos