Interview Outtakes: Emperor X, Playing Tonight at the Firebird!

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In this week's paper, Shae Moseley interviews Chad Matheny of Emperor X. Although Matheny has been hanging out in Edwardsville recently, he'll be heading to LA after this current tour, which sees him at the Firebird tonight with the Dead Science, I Need Sleep and Giants in the Sky.

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Read Moseley's interview with him here, check out some outtakes below -- which refers to Matheny's penchant for producing only one physical copy of each album he makes -- and snag an MP3 here. Oh, and check out Matheny's new video after the jump.

Shae Moseley: Do you think that affects the way you write and influences a different outcome? Chad Matheny: I definitely think that stuff affects the music. The album is a hybrid art form. It's like a movie. It's neither pictures or sound it's a combination of both. An album is a hybrid of sound and sculpture.

It seems like there is a resurgence in the popularity of vinyl. Do you see yourself continuing to release music that way? There will always be a core of people who are going to buy records. I've just taken the stance that I don't want to produce it anymore. I'm 99 percent sure that I'm never going to produce another physical thing in my life other than the one copy that I'm going to bury. Because when you make these things, you make 500 records, their value is in their rarity. So, if you only make only one then that's the most rare thing and therefore the most valuable thing you could produce.

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