We had the opportunity to sit down with Greenville, North Carolina-based musician Al Mur to discuss his upcoming releases, getting started in music, and more.
Hey! Introduce yourself. Where are you from?
I live in Greenville, North Carolina. The town is a nice college town, located two hours from Raleigh on the west and two hours from the beach on the east.
When did you start making music?
About ten years ago, I began to write music. I have always been fascinated by the music of all genres, from pop to classical. In high school, I learned to play the guitar but never mastered it. Fortunately, years later, I found GarageBand on iPad and other music production apps, which allowed me to experiment with other instruments. I then adopted GarageBand for Mac and Logic Pro X, my DAW now.
Who inspired you to start making music?
This is a difficult question because my inspiration comes from various musicians Modest Mussorgsky, Robert Miles, Yanni, Brian Culbertson, Deadmau5 and more.
How would you describe your music style?
I struggle with answering this question as well. I started out writing progressive trance and cinematic music, and then switched to downtempo and chill, but my sound is closest to instrumental lo-fi hip hop.
Who are you listening to now?
In the car Deadmau5, at home Brian Culberson and Peter White. I also often listen to different lo-fi playlists from Spotify.
What’s your best project or single so far?
The most interesting project was a recent one where I produced over 10 lo-fi songs. I think the use of the same style results in a more mature product.
Any upcoming releases from you to look out for?
My new song Morning Kiss was just released a few days ago. The next releases are scheduled for April 11, 20, 25.
Have any shout outs?
I want to thank Dario Welz, A&R Manager at Plasmapool for his support.
Want more from Al Mur? Check out Morning Kiss and the rest of his discography on Spotify or wherever you listen to music.