Jesse Korman (The Number Twelve Looks Like You)
1. What are your top five albums that were released in 2017? (In order 1-5)
- This Patch of Sky - These Small Spaces
- Septicflesh - Codex Omega
- Vinyl Theater - Oragami
- Cradle of Filth - Cryptoriana
- Eric Nally - Black
2. What band did you discover in 2017 (can be a brand new band or an older band) that had an impact on your life? What made them significant?
I discovered the band This Patch of Sky, I can't believe I never heard of them before. My mind is a mess, its always going and I'm constantly thinking about projects, ideas, lyrics, film stories, etc; sometimes its hard to concentrate on them because of the crazy music I listen to. The instrumental music of that band is sooo amazing to have these ideas that seem big running through your head because they sound even BIGGER with huge dramatic music playing... .until you turn off the record, then you realize all your ideas are shit.
3. How will you remember 2017? (In terms of music)
I will remember this being the year that the artist I manage, Eric Nally, who I've been working with for 10+ years as the singer of Foxy Shazam, put out his solo music which was a big step for us.
4. What can we look forward to from you in 2018?
Well I'm on a pretty sweet diet and I'm strength training a lot these days so you can expect leaner body and tighter abs from me.
Musically, a hot damn new #12 album.
5. What records are you looking forward to most in 2018?
Good question, I'm always looking to be surprised because whenever I get excited about a band I love releasing a new album and it sucks... I get even more bummed out. So now I don't expect anything from anybody and if its good, I'm thrilled!
6. For most, 2017 will be remembered as a year of political and social conflict. How does that cultural atmosphere influence your own music or artistic life?
Huge influence, when you have the most dramatic/worst political year in my lifetime, it lights a fire in me. Growing up being bullied my whole childhood is a horrible reminiscent feeling of what is happening now with our shithead of a president. Taking land away from its rightful owners, painting liberals into a corner, allowing hate crimes to go unpunished... it fucking infuriates me. I never considered myself to be into politics or give a shit about it, but when it affects me and my friends, I have no choice but to speak up. Because if I don't and everyone who feels the same way as me doesn't, then the country will assume we are content with the status quo. We are not. I have a microphone and I'm gonna use it.