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Rhythm of Love: In conversation with Moyuchen Yanthan

By EMN Updated: Jun 03, 2016 1:24 am

Growing up, Moyuchen Yanthan sang in church and loved his experiences. But as time progressed he grew more inclined to the metal scene. He says that music is a gift from God and he is grateful to be doing what he loves as well as helping others. Currently working in his studio located in Wokha, Yanthan does all the composition, arrangement and recording, mixing and production himself. But he says that he would not have it any other way.

EASTERN MIRROR: For people who are not familiar with your music, tell us something about it.
MOYUCHEN YANTHAN: I’ve moved from metal to djent and I’ve been caught up with it ever since. In brief, the word “djent” is an onomatopoeia for the distinctive high-gain , distorted palm-muted, low pitch guitar sound, syncopated riffs and polyrhythm requires a whole lot of technical skills on both left and right hand.

EASTERN MIRROR: Who inspired you to sing and take up music as a career?
MOYUCHEN YANTHAN: Believing that I possess a horrible voice, I actually don’t sing. But I had always loved music and being involved in Music team in Church is where I grew up playing guitar. So, what mainly inspired me was my dedication and dreams in making good music and what I am ,what I have is because of His blessings and my parents for providing the needs.

EASTERN MIRROR: Out of all the genres in music, why metal?
MOYUCHEN YANTHAN: Being doing recording for Bands and artist I really don’t focus in one specific genre because we don’t know what is going to come through that door. I chose metal because my comfort zone and my interest is solely focused in the genre and I am more drawn towards darker sounds.

EASTERN MIRROR: If you could collaborate with anyone in the world, who will it be?
MOYUCHEN YANTHAN: Well if I was to collaborate with any artist, I would certainly love to work with Andy Sneap and Joey Strugis.

EASTERN MIRROR: What are the challenges you have faced in pursuing metal music?
MOYUCHEN YANTHAN: From social and personal views I am sure everyone will know the situation so I might not just say it. But from the view of production I’d say that we do not have good studios and Metal Bands are restricted to expand their horizon because of it.

EASTERN MIRROR: What is your opinion on the recent music scene in Nagaland?
MOYUCHEN YANTHAN: I think we’re progressing a lot apart from our native states and now studios such as Jam Studio 11, Indie element records, among others are there to meet the needs of the musicians in producing good quality sounds and also we have Indihut where we can download songs of our Local artist and Bands.

EASTERN MIRROR: Tell us something about your upcoming EP “End of innocence”.
MOYUCHEN YANTHAN: It is an EP I wrote way back in 2013 I did demos but never made it into production.

EASTERN MIRROR: Your advice to individuals who wants to pursue music as a career .
MOYUCHEN YANTHAN: Well I cannot say much just that one should write good songs and record it in a good studio.

(Interview credit: Imtiawa Jamir, Newsroom Intern; Eastern Mirror News Desk)   

By EMN Updated: Jun 03, 2016 1:24:47 am