Q+A: 5 More Minutes with The Toxic Avenger
As we continue our trend of follow up interviews, we find ourselves returning to an old-time favourite, The Toxic Avenger as he reveals another EP. You may remember him as we sat down to dissect the Shifted EP which would go on to gain momentum around the world. The producer is known for expanding the boundaries of the business as he’s previously created soundtracks for several video games (including Furi, The Crew, Watch Dogs, Need for Speed, the Rainbow Six European League and more). His latest release takes this trend a step further as Carbone Toxique, which was made public just last Friday via Enchanté Records, is an imaginary OST of the award–winning Carbone & Silicium and Shangri-La Slipcase comic by Mathieu Bablet.
Join us as we catch up with The Toxic Avenger and take some time to get a better idea of what to expect in the future from the producer.
Welcome back! What have you been up to this past year?
Thanks! I had an extremely busy year. I’ve done 2 EPs: one for Ubisoft, working on an OST for a game called Rainbow 6 and the very last one, an imaginary OST for a comic book, called Carbone & Silicium
Tell us about your latest EP – Carbone Toxique.
It’s a pretty peculiar ep on my discography. It’s an ambient record for 50/60% of it, then there’s some old school drum and bass, and melodic techno. I always wanted to do ambient, as I’m a big fan of old school ambient music such as “Music for Airports” by Brian Eno
The EP is an imaginary OST of the award-winning Carbone & Silicium and Shangri-La Slipcase comic by Mathieu Bablet. Tell us how you first discovered this comic and what it means to you
Mathieu released this comic book on a label called 619. I already work with them on the MFKZ movie ost, so I’m pretty aware of their releases! I liked Carbone a lot. It’s a contemplative story of two A.I.’s travelling around the world, discovering how humans are living and becoming human as well.
What were some of the challenges you faced while creating an “imaginary OST”?
You see, it was almost easier than working on a real OST because I had no boundaries. No timing, just the images! So yes, it was actually really easy!
When we last spoke you mentioned that you had a side project that you couldn’t reveal just yet. Are you ready to tell the world a bit more about it now?
Looking forward, what do you have planned for the upcoming year?
I’m actually finishing my fifth album, it should be released before the end of 2022. It will be a pretty dense album!
One last thought to leave with your fans?
I hope you’ll enjoy this other side of Toxic as much as I loved to explore it!
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By Sarah Britton