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The Crown and Two Chairmen
What inspires The Crown and Two Chairmen to continue creating music?
Music itself is an inspiration for most of us. There’s so much to do with music, it can be overwhelming. I think the simple satisfaction in seeing the fruits of creative labor is inspiration enough.
Your last release, All The Secrets of the World, was a great success, what’s next?
We just released our first official full-length, “An Age of Inquiry,” and we plan to have a new E.P. available in the first quarter of 2011. There are a lot of ideas being put into motion at the moment.
Post Rock generates creative (and often lengthy) band and track names, how does The Crown and Two Chairmen come up with these?
Our songs can be interpreted as snapshots of a time when the imagination was mans greatest front of pursuit. As far as our name goes, our bass player saw a pub in London called The Crown and Two Chairmen. The concept was born at that moment.
What have you been listening to recently that you would recommend to your fan base?
There’s a great recording I just found of a collaboration between Ravi Shankar and Phillip Glass called “Passages.” I think it’s great.
The obligatory political question: Can politics (whichever side of the road) solve global social problems? Discuss
Music is a greater force of influence on the masses than politics at this moment in time. It’s possible to take better advantage of that fact.
The obligatory digital media question: We all know that digital downloads (legal or not) are changing the music business, would you say this is a challenge or an opportunity, and why?
Definitely an opportunity. But I think that any worthwhile opportunity is also a challenge. We either adapt with the times and evolve with it, or get caught up frozen in the illusion of permanence.