The TerraZAR is a 3 piece Prog Funk band from South Africa. At the heart of the band is the rhythm section of Clint Falconer and Andy Maritz. The band appeared on Progstravaganza XVIII: Transforma and Clint Falconer answered our Progstravaganza Questionnaire.
How did you come to do what you do?
Andy and Clint were touring with another band, they got talking about the music they liked and liked to play and decided to start a band that was going to focus more heavily on the rhythm section (Clint on bass and Andy on drums) while also bringing in ambient/soundscape on top of the rhythm sections funk. After finding Gert on guitar it was all go.
What is your first musical memory?
I remember playing around with a piano every weekend when I would go to the bowls club with my grandparents, I was probably around 5 or 6.
Where do you draw your inspiration from?
We draw inspiration from all the music we listen to or the music we play in our other sessions. We also get a lot of our song ideas from Sci Fi ect, we busy composing a concept album around the Anime “Ghost In A Shell”.
What message does the song on our Progstravaganza compilation carry?
I wouldn’t say our songs carry any message, the specific song we sent in is actually about one line we heard on a cartoon, it was so naughty it instantly made me think of some dirty funk.
Do you tend to follow any pre-defined patterns when composing a piece?
What is your method of songwriting?
Well Clint comes up with the basslines first and then we get a groove and build up from there I would say.
How do you see your music evolving?
We would like to make a grooves even groovier, maybe work more on making odd meters groove and we also want to make the improve sections more psychedelic.
What advice would you give to other musicians, trying to make inspired music and get it out in the world?
I would suggest just finding the things you love in music or about music and focus on trying to be as good as you can at those things while also finding good and inspiring things in all music.
What are you looking forward to?
We are looking forward to composing new music and seeing where this band ends up.
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