What do you do when you can’t find the music you’re looking for? Atlanta’s Ian Deaton took matters into his own hands and made it himself. The talented multi-medium artist took the time to chat with Echosynthetic this week, hot on the heels of his show with major synthwave artist GosT and Atlanta’s Gregorio Franco.
Echosynthetic: You have a very unique sound. What are the origins?
Deaton: It came out of a need to hear REALLY fast synth-punk. I couldn’t find any even close to the level I wanted to hear so I just made it.
Echosynthetic: You’re a long standing member of the Atlanta music scene. What other projects have you been involved in?
Deaton: I’ve played in Blame Game, God’s America, Thy Mighty Contract, Fag Static, Transvestite, Knaves Grave, Dasher, God’s Balls and Weapon. I currently play in U.S. Drag and score films with Thomas Barnwell.
Echosynthetic: You have a new album, Glamour Profession. How do you feel about it?
Deaton: I’m really proud of the album. I wrote it in the middle of writing another album called Dekalb Time Slip that I was growing frustrated with. Some of the songs on Dekalb Time Slip took me so long to finish I just wanted to do something really fast and without thinking about it too much.
Echosynthetic: What software do you use to craft your sound?
Deaton: I use Audacity Audio Editor to record, mix, and master everything. It’s easy to use and costs nothing.
Echosynthetic: Generic deserted island question: You can only take three albums…what are they?
Echosynthetic: Your live show is frenetic and really engages the audience. How do you keep up that pace?
Deaton: I don’t drink or smoke cigarettes, I have high metabolism, and my day job is physically demanding so I stay in pretty good shape.
Echosynthetic: Your new album is available in cassette. Why choose that medium?
Deaton: I put it out on cassette because it’s cheap, it’s a medium I listen to almost daily, and I grew up listening to cassettes so there’s a bit of nostalgia involved.
Echosynthetic: Guilty pleasure song you totally jam to when no one is looking?
Deaton: What is Love by Haddaway
If you’ve not checked out what Ian Deaton has to offer I highly recommend you visit his Bandcamp page. Synth-punk is something I didn’t even know I wanted but now that I’ve heard it I can’t get enough of it. Give him a listen. You might just discover a new favorite artist like I did. Regardless, Deaton is onto something here. Looking forward to more in the future. Stay tuned to Echosynthetic for all your Atlanta synth based updates.