Prepare for a journey into the world of Minno, an electronic music genius whose new single “Through The Day, Through The Night” has caught people’s attention. Working with different singers, his latest album represents the ups and down we go through in life; from high moments to low points represented by day vs night dichotomy.
Although Minno did not receive proper training, music has always been his passion. Throughout his childhood, he would fiddle with the piano fueled by an underlying passion for melodies. He cited that his family was creative but because they did not develop it, Minno altered the situation when he happened across music production in a technology class.
His creative process is dynamic in that it begins with a chord progression upon which he builds his piece. Minno’s music evokes the spirit of indie rock, electro-pop and EDM but is also in its own category by being catchy and melodic.
Apart from music, Minno’s hobbies include reading, staying active and working as a Mechanical Engineer. Although the process of marketing introduces some problems, Minno intends to share his music honestly with fans.
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What is your stage name
Is there a story behind your stage name?
Originally I was just going by my real name (Chris Minatti) and then once I felt my music was good enough I changed it up and created a stage name. Minno was kind of just randomly derived from the first three letters of my last name and I though it sounded cool.
Where do you find inspiration?
Inspiration can come from many things. Usually it is other songs or albums but it can also just be beautiful things in the world like mountains, paintings, cathedrals etc. Music-wise I listen to a lot of Indie Rock, Alt-Electro-Pop, and EDM and I think my music comes out as a blend of all that.
What was the role of music in the early years of your life?
I always loved music as a kid. I’d listen non-stop and would always try to learn to play songs on the piano without being able to read music or knowing how to properly play. Music has helped me through hard times and brought greater joy to the good times.
Are you from a musical or artistic family?
I think my family was always very artistic but was suppressed in a way. They never really pursued their creative talents. My Father for example, started painting at 60 years old and is actually really good, but he never had a creative outlet when he was younger.
Who inspired you to be a part of the music industry?
I just enjoy making music. Even if I were to never post any of my songs publically and I was the only one to ever hear them, I’d still make music.
How did you learn to sing/write/to play?
I briefly played the Clarinet in 5th/6th grade. I was good at it but thought it was kind of lame. In 7th/8th grade I got put in a Music Tech class for all the slacker kids that quit band. A few of the weeks of that class we went over music production and learned how to use a DAW. I immediately was hooked and downloaded my own at home and started learning how to make music.
What was the first concert that you ever went to and who did you see perform?
It honestly might have been Avicii. Can’t remember if there were any before that.
How could you describe your music?
Electronic-EDM-Alt-Indie-Pop? I never know how to describe it. Hope that works.
Describe your creative process.
I generally start with a chord progression I like and then go from there. Usually I’ll add in synths and melodies and then do drums after I have basic foundation. Sometimes I’ll sit on a half done idea for years then finish it.
Other times like my song Glory I’ll produce, mix, and master it in 4 days and release it 7 days after starting it.
What musician do you admire most and why?
Kanye might have the most impressive discography of any musician in my lifetime. I certainly admire his music and his ability to continuously make incredible albums. Danger Mouse is also one of my favorite producers. Every Album he touches is gold.
Did your style evolve since the beginning of your career?
I think starting out I felt strong pressure to make “EDM” or songs that you can DJ live and people will dance. Now I don’t really care about that and make whatever I want. I think I’ve gotten a lot better as the years have gone by. Hopefully my Album shows that.
What are your interests outside of music?
I like to read a lot and learn about random topics. I’m also very into working out and playing sports.
If it wasn’t a music career, what would you be doing?
I’m a Mechanical Engineer and that is still my primary source of income. So, probably that.
What is the biggest problem you have encountered in the journey of music?
Marketing is really tough. It is such a competitive landscape. I know so many talented artists that have hardly any plays. As a musician you just want to make music but if you want people to hear it you need to spend a good amount of time on marketing and social media which is really boring.
If you could change one thing in the music industry, what would it be?
There are a lot of scammers. Less scammers would be nice.
Why did you choose this as the title of this project?
Through The Day, Through The Night just felt like the right name. The songs convey a wide range of styles and emotions. I think it captures the feeling of all the highs and lows in life. And no matter what life brings us whether its day or night, light or darkness, we keep pushing on through.
What are your plans for the coming months?
Promote my album and start experimenting with new music J
Do you have any artistic collaboration plans
Yes I do. Stay tuned.
What message would you like to give to your fans?
Thank you to everyone that listens to my music. I hope you enjoy my Album. It has been quite the ride and your support means the world.