I am, by no means, a musician. But I grew up surrounded by them: my father and older brother, who are both multi-instrumentalists, and the several musicians they've played with throughout their life. So, growing up, I had a pretty big incentive to pick up a guitar and dedicate part of my life to it. For some reason though, I never did. It seemed as though, for any sort of activity to pick my interest, it had to somehow be connected to a computer. So when a friend of mine introduced me to electronic music back in high school, something clicked. All throughout my teenage years, I spent most of my free time experimenting with Fruity Loops and, even though I never made a career out of it, I've always looked back fondly at those long afternoons. Even as I was studying to become a designer, and especially after I've started working as one—at a time when I forgot what it meant to have free time.
It was not until I turned thirty that I decided I wanted to have afternoons like those again.
To be immersed in my own world, headphones on, time flying out the window. So I set up a small studio in my home office and restarted making music. I'm still rusty and trying to get the hang of it again (switching to Ableton Live meant I had to re-learn a lot of things) but I forced myself to send something out into the world before I turned 31. So on October 30th 2017 I released a small EP, under the name BORE. I called it 30. It's an homage to turning thirty and being scared shitless but still feeling insanely grateful and happy to be alive.
The cover art is a small illustration I repurposed from an abandoned side project of mine, which I felt fit the tone of the record perfectly.