By: Kuzie Musiyiwa
Genre: Electronic | Experimental | Psychedelic
Oh Verdure EP Artwork
Nowadays it is hard to find musicians that take a purely artistic approach to composing and putting together pieces of music. Music has always been for me a collection of sounds or ideas that a musician has combined in order to paint a mental picture, or provoke a mood or feeling. This is even harder to do if the music is mostly instrumental and the artist has to rely on just the sound to capture the listener. I stumbled upon Jesse Schuppan’s (aka How Green) music whilst on my Soundcloud a few months ago and I have steadily been appreciating his music with each new release. He describes his sound as “colourful, psychedelic and unpredictable,” which is definitely what his “Oh Verdure EP” is. “Oh Verdure” is a collage of different styles of music and Dj-ing techniques. I particularly enjoy the way he chops up samples in “Mundane Days” & “The Romance”. How Green is an Experimental Electronic musician based in Adelaide, Australia. He has supported some artists you might know such as- Nosaj Thing, Knxledge, Mo kolours, Galapagoose, fLako, Seekae and Willow beats, just to name a few.
I had the opportunity of exchanging a few emails with the artist to talk about “Oh Vendure” and his artistic journey so far.
You’ve Probably Never Heard Of It : When/How did you start Dj-ing & producing ?
How Green : I started Dj-ing and tinkering with music when I was about 16, I used to sneak into my older brothers room and use his turntables when he wasn’t home, I think that was the point when I knew that music was it for me. So i’ve always been involved in music but i’ve been producing my own sounds and performing live as How Green for the last 4 years or so.
YPNHOI: Where are you currently based ?
HG: I’m currently in Adelaide Australia, there’s a really solid and beautiful music community here.. but I like to move around.
YPNHOI: What does your project Oh Verdure EP mean to you.?
HG : Oh verdure came together really organically with the guys at Avantroots records (Barcelona). The title “oh verdure” is a feeling of lust for nature, and an observation on how we think we are separate from it, yet have the urge to be apart of it. but we forget that we ARE nature. And the songs are based around that idea
YPNHOI: One of the most important lessons, you’ve learnt so far during your artistic journey ?
HG: Don’t rush. Which is hard because there’s not enough hours in a day sometimes, let alone enough time on this planet to fully discover yourself artistically- but when I sign off on projects too soon just for the sake of finishing, then it’s lost all purpose of even being created in the first place. So I guess the lesson is to let each endeavour reach it’s potential naturally.
YPNHOI: Any luck of seeing you perform in Toronto ?
HG: Most definitely
You can stream and download “Oh Verdure EP” here:
You can also purchase the EP on iTunes :
Oh yeah by the way my favourite tracks off of “Oh Verdure EP” are:
“Mundane Days”, “Catack”, “All I Can Say” and “The Romance”
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