’Stream Of Time’ is the debut album by Nathanael Saposnikoff, the album was produced entirely by him, he is a musician and producer from Stockholm. Nathanael Saposnikoff played the drums, bass, electric guitars, synths, flutes, saxophone, vocals JACOBOOM – saxophone.
It is introspective and minimalistic, a sort of mix between retro-stained psych rock and dreamy atmospheric pop. It invites you to an inner room where the outside world can dissolve for a while.
The album is divided into three acts, all introduced by an individual interlude. The first act deals with real-life events, the second ventures more into the introspective, and the third is breaking up from the contemplative – moving forward and away in a departing way.
Nathanael Saposnikoff delve into his personal life in a recent interview with Mister Styx Of Musicarenagh, where spoke about his musical journey among other his other interest when he is out of his working space. get the full story below
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What is your stage name?
Is there a story behind your stage name?
The name Saposnikoff is part of my heritage, my great grandmothers family were Ukrainian Jews who migrated to Sweden during the late 1800s. She eventually broke up with that part of her family and some ended up in Norway and were sent to Germany during ww2, so there’s no one left, as far as I know, that uses that name but me.
Where do you find inspiration?
Anywhere… musically I find inspiration from various genres or even theoretical concepts to start writing. I like minimalism a lot and electroacoustic music, but sound wise I’m inspired by artists like Daniel Norgren, Mac Demarco, tame impala, Kurt vile, Damien Jurado etc.
What was the role of music in the early years of your life?
I started playing the drums at 11 and kept at it through the years. Eventually, I wanted to learn more so I sought out higher musical education and ended up studying production, which was a game changer for me and opened alot of doors creativity-wise. I’ve always been musically interested in a wider sense than being an instrumentalist, so it’s suited me well getting to explore more aspects of music.
Are you from a musical or artistic family?
Musical, not really, although there’s been a couple of musicians in the family a few generations back. My mom is an art teacher, though, and my brother is an artist.
Who inspired you to be a part of the music industry?
I don’t really consider myself to be part of the industry, quite the opposite actually. I’ve been doing all the heavy lifting myself since I regard my music as pretty much a diy-project.
How did you learn to sing/write/to play?
From playing, practicing and mimicking other. I’ve also studied music in a pretty wide range of subjects. Writing, recording and producing music is also very good for learning.
What was the first concert that you ever went to and who did you see perform?
I believe it was a jazz concert my grandfather took me to when i was like 11. It was this local Swedish group he knew called Kustbandet and we saw them play at a classic jazz venue called Fasching. He wanted me to be inspired as i had just started picking up the drums.
How could you describe your music?
It is introspective and minimalistic, a sort of mix between retro-stained psych rock and dreamy atmospheric pop. It invites you to an inner room where the outside world can dissolve for a while
Describe your creative process.
Most of the time I start with chords, basslines and a general rhythmic feel. However, I like trying different methods for writing. Sometimes id rather let a production idea lead the way and sometimes its a general concept or a specific event or lyric that sparks an idea. I usually record stuff pretty early on, which leads to some back and forth-ing composition-wise. I mix and master on my own.
What is your main inspiration?
I described musical inspirations earlier but general inspiration and cause for writing music has to be life itself. Experiences and ways of coping with and comprehending life is sort of condensed in a musical expression for me.
What musician do you admire most and why?
There’s many but first that comes to mind is Daniel Norgren. He feels 100% genuine in his expression and gets me everytime, truly love it.
Did your style evolve since the beginning of your career?
Yes, doing music is being in continuous learning and i hope it stays that way
Who do you see as your main competitor?
I don’t see music as competition.
What are your interests outside of music?
Running, hypnosis, pedagogy
If it wasn’t a music career, what would you be doing?
Probably something academic, psychology, philosophy or sociology maybe.
What is the biggest problem you have encountered in the journey of music?
Studying in higher musical education puts alot of stress on many and its not uncommon to feel self-doubt and loss of musical meaning. I overcame it, but it was pretty challenging at times.
If you could change one thing in the music industry, what would it be?
As I see it the industry and streaming in particular wasn’t so liberating to artists as we were told a couple of years back. The bottlenecks are still very real and It would be nice to see more artists being able to earn a decent living from music.
Why did you choose this as the title of this project?
Stream of time is the title track of the album and a reference to life after someone passes away
What are your plans for the coming months?
Make new music
Do you have any artistic collaboration plans
I invite people to play sometimes and I’m planning to do so more, doing everything on your own is not always the best