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Saturday, August 14, 2010

Seduced by Noesis

Text & interview by Ivan Guerrero
Blue Six's new album "Noesis". Photo by Walter Briski Jr.

No limits for desire. Strong force that leads us to an object. An object of desire.
Physical, mental or spiritual, this power shows up when you less expect it and compels us to decide: Resist or give in?
THE MALE MODEL MUSIC PROJECT interviewed New York City based producer Jay Denes, aka Blue Six, on the release of his most recent studio album "Noesis".
"Noesis" is the third release of Jay as Blue Six, soulful, deep house and electronic music project featuring vocalists such as Tabitha Fair, Aya and Catherine Russell.
Absolutely, sounds that reminds us that when it comes to desire, there are no limits, only surrenders.

According to Plato, "Noesis" refers to the world of ideas, but well there are also other philosophical references that talk about "perception", "imagination" and of course" intuition" and "penetration".
How did you come up with the idea to name the new album like this?
Jay: I'm very interested in perception, the nature of reality - and what it means to "know" something. Language, musical or otherwise is something I think about a lot.
Producer Jay Denes aka Blue Six portraited by Walter Briski Jr.

What collaborations can we find in "Noesis"? How was your experience working with them for this particular album?
Jay: I'm working mostly with some of my favourite long time musical friends. At this point I only work with people I enjoy creating with, life's too short.
"Noesis" album art. Photo by Walter Briski Jr.

You invite people to FEEL this album. Do you think the human race in general has become less sensible ( in a certain way) to music, new ideas, even to other people? What do you think of this situation?
Jay: Yes, I do think that the abundance of everything has devalued everything. I think the culture's in a pretty bad/numb state, it's a bummer, but cultures wax and wane. Everything has an upside and a downside, in this case the upside is that everyone has means to be published, distributed - of course that's the downside too.
Naked Music Re-Creation, produced by Jay Denes. "A blissful journey of funky guitars, soothing vocals and possesive rhythms..." DREmb

Some people can identify with this certain feeling of aloneness coming from the fact that you're independent and far from the music mainstream. Do you think a certain isolation is necessary when creating an album?
Jay: I don't know that it's necessary to be isolated, but it's my personality. I've never felt like I was part of the popular culture, and I tend to relate more to stuff which is not part of the mass-consumer mall culture. I am who I am, I try to be honest.
Naked Music feat. Catherine Russell "Hurry". Photo by Walter Briski Jr.

"Naked Music" has a relation with desire, certain sensuality but can we also speak of a " nudity of a soul", a "naked spirit", a "naked thought"?
Jay: There is a strong element of sensuality associated with the label. I guess a big part of what I like about music is the visceral effect it can have.
I try to create music that operates on many levels at once, sensual, spiritual, mental - I think integrating these three can make something more powerful than the sum of it's parts.
For second ocassion, Walter Briski Jr. is in charge of the photo of the album. Tell us about this amazing collaboration.
Jay: Walter's a friend, and long time supporter of my work. We like a lot of the same stuff, his work fit the last two CD's so it made sense to use it.
The Naked Girl, distinctive figure from Jay Dene's label Naked Music.

Are there any future projects? What's in store for Blue Six and Naked Music? Any appearances, new album plan,etc?
Jay: I'm working on Aya's record next, and starting more Blue Six tracks too. I'm just a studio dweller these days, and these records will probably be all that's left of me one day so I'm just trying to do better with each succeeding one.

What's your advice for young artists and talent, specially for those who are creating music?
Jay: It takes time to learn, understand and use language. There are no short cuts, if your interest is making something of value you'll have to spend the hours doing it - if your goal is merely fame or outward success then no advice is necessary.

Jay, thank you very much for this interview. Welcome to the project!!!
Blue Six's "Noesis" is now seducing the collection of the Sound Selector.

Check out Naked Music's official site for further information on "Noesis", other artists and releases.

"Noesis" can be purchased in the following links:
-amazon.com (USA)
-amazon.fr (France)
-amazon.de (Germany)
-amazon.co.jp (Japan)

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