VMM Interview with Andy Moor About his Debut Artist Album Zero Point One
After 15 years of exploring musical boundaries and establishing himself as one of the most innovative electronic music producers today, Andy Moor will finally release his long-awaited debut Artist album called Zero Point One. Andy Moor Said “I feel my music normally takes a few listens to fully appreciate. Reflect on the album from a different perspective and you’ll have a different understanding each time”.
As the mastermind behind so many of today’s biggest classics, Andy Moor has delivered a work of art that can only come from years of passion and fans will have no problem wearing out their speakers from keeping Zero Point One on repeat.
VMM Catches up with the maestro Andy Moor to talk about the music journey through the making of his Zero Point One album.
VMM Q: Hi Andy it’s great to finally speak to you here in the VMM e-magazine, so how is 2012 going for you Andy so far?
It’s great to speak to you too. 2012 is going great so far, it was a relief to finish the album. I have played some fantastic gigs on tour and I am currently enjoying some nice weather in Ibiza.
VMM Q: Andy can you tell us how did you choose the name Zero Point One for this quality album?
It was for a variety of reasons really. I wanted to make something timeless, so it was a bit of a play on the constant updates that we see these days starting from 1.0. I am also into Maths and numbers, and essentially music is 1’s and 0’s inside a computer, and I just liked the name.
VMM Q: VMM would like to ask how long did the concept take in putting the Zero Point One album together to the final mix-down?
I started the album many years ago, but over time I got bored of the tracks so kept replacing them with other tunes. Most of the tracks on the finished album you hear now were produced within the last 6 months.
VMM Q: We see from the track list that all but three of the 18 tracks you have teamed up with a number of talented artists for the Zero Point One album so how did you select to work with these artists?
The artists were a variety of friends whom I had worked with prior to this album, and other artist whom I respect and had been in touch with. Obviously they all had to fit in with the theme of the album too, but that is always a favourite challenge of mine – trying to make things work in a cohesive way.
VMM Q: Andy the Zero Point One album is packed full of deep, mysterious ambient melodic & progressive trance sounds that your fan’s love so much in your music productions so did you know you had created something special when you finalised the track listing?
I don’t think so, I try not to think of my own work as special. If I am still happy with the music when I have been listening to it so many times whilst making it, then I hope that others will also like it too.
VMM Q: VMM would like to know a little about what is behind some of the lyrics and music of these tracks we have selected from on the Zero Point One album?
A lot of the lyrics in this album were written by the artist that I collaborated with. I like to leave some creativity to others, which then inspires me to work in tandem with those idea’s. I am motivated more when idea’s are born out of someone else’s head rather than my own.
VMM Q: Can you tell VMM which tracks you will be soloing out and releasing as singles and who will be on remix duties for them?
So far we will be releasing Trespass within the next month. Remixers incude Omnia and Lemon & Einar K.
VMM Q: Andy as a Grammy nominated DJ Producer when composing a new tune how do you start and can you give VMM readers your best top tip to making a hit tune?
I start all tunes differently. Some are started from the drums, and after I have built up a nice drum groove I then can’t wait to get started on the music. This can come in the form of chords, or a bassline to keep the groove idea’s flowing, or melodies, anything really. That’s one good thing about producing, there is no set rules in how you get to the end product, as long as the end product is achieved.
VMM Q: Finally Andy you have achieved so much over the last several years winning many awards for your music so VMM would like to know what is your next big music project that we can see coming from the Moor studio?
I am currently creating a few more downtempo / chillout tunes, and then I will get started on my next album. I will also be working on a couple of remixes too before the end of summer, I haven’t been in the studio now for a few weeks and I can’t wait to get back in there!
VMM would like to thank Andy Moor for taking time out to speak to us and we wish you best of luck with the new Zero Point One album and for the rest of 2012.
Thank you very much!
Zero Point One by ANDY MOOR
Andy Moor – Atmospherica
Andy Moor – November Morning
Andy Moor feat. Nicole McKenna – Please Forgive Me
Andy Moor feat. Meredith Call – Undeserved
Andy Moor & Daniel Paul Davis – Ordinary People
Andy Moor & Ashley Wallbridge feat. Gabriela – World To Turn
Andy Moor & Betsie Larkin – Love Again
Andy Moor feat. Carrie Skipper – Elysian Fields
Andy Moor feat. Sue McLaren – Trespass
Andy Moor feat. Hysteria! – Leave Your World Behind
Andy Moor feat. Jessica Sweetman – In Your Arms
Andy Moor & Orkidea – Orbithing
Andy Moor feat. Carrie Skipper – Tora’s Angel
Andy Moor feat. Carrie Skipper – Story Of My Life
Andy Moor feat. Jeza – Don’t Sound The Alarm
Andy Moor – K Ta
Andy Moor feat. Stine Grove – Time Will Tell
Andy Moor feat. Slimmie – Turning Me On
Andy Moor – Zero Point One (Full Continuous DJ Mix)