Hungarian electro-jazz musician Occam will be releasing his debut album, My Rorschach, on October 10th and it’s seriously not something you should sleep on. Known for his work as Tibor Lazar in the popular eastern European band Zagar, he adopts a new persona as Occam to create music that is absolutely refreshing. We caught up with Occam for a quick interview where he shared some thoughts:
“Occam is my doppelgänger. He differs from me – as Tibor Lazar – in his audacity touching new instruments: he doesn’t want to spend ages to finally make an instrument sound good but rather prefers to make a record with them just as they are. He doesn’t care to orchestrate a song in a classic way, rather he chooses a way where no one has walked. I could say Occam is a rebellion against myself, a rebellion against socialization, conventions, against our overridden age. I can be my own therapist this way.
The most important inspiration is beauty, but not the cheesy beauty. Beauty can be sad, it can be old, worn out. A wrinkled face can be beautiful as well. In Eastern Europe a happy end is a very rare thing. Our past is everything. That is why people learn here to appreciate the little joyful moments that life brings and to set their eyes on the hidden beauties. Hungary is a very special place if you look at things through these glasses: anything can be inspiring if you manage to tune-up yourself to the surroundings, if you gave time and chance to these to take their effect on you.”
The man is eloquent. And so is his music. Grab our exclusive free download of the brilliantly smooth downtempo track, “Passage.” It’ll only be available for a month!
After the jump, also take a look at a great video collage for “White Flag.”
Occam – “Passage” [MP3]