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Utopia Discography


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From Here to the Stars Record Utopia Discography
From Here To the Stars
€22.00 EUR
Utopia
€20.00 EUR
FHTTS+Utopia
€38.00 EUR





From Here to the Stars Record Utopia Discography
From Here To the Stars
$26.00 USD
Utopia
$24.00 USD
FHTTS+Utopia
$45.00 USD





From Here to the Stars Record Utopia Discography
From Here To the Stars
26.00 CHF
Utopia
24.00 CHF
FHTTS+Utopia
45.00 CHF





From Here to the Stars Record Utopia Discography
From Here To the Stars
£18.00 GBP
Utopia
£16.00 GBP
FHTTS+Utopia
£29.00 GBP





BACKSTAGE

Interview with Sebastian Portillo for BACKSTAGE MAGAZINE


Sebastian Portillo Live @ KUFA Lyss Question:
Sebastian, how do you describe your music?

Answer:
I usually don't think in terms of styles when I make a record. I'm more focused on playing what I can connect emotionally with. Of course I got my influences. I was listening a lot to Michael Jackson. When I moved to England, Norman Cook and Jamiroquai were heating up the dance floors. That music changed my perspective. I became less focused on the vocals and started to work on my instrumental skills. Nowadays, I'm listening more and more to US artists but to tell you the truth, there's so many great artists out there that I can't name them all and they all affect musicians in a unique way. When people ask me your question, I try to evade it because, when I write tunes, it doesn't matter to me as long as it makes musically sense and if I have a story to tell.

Question:
Can you tell us about the new record?

Answer:
The new record goes back to my songwriting roots. I'm always very personal on records and I like that. "Chants of the Fallen" is not different with respect to that but this time it is based on my personal ethical beliefs. Most songs are related to a fictive society and reflect on virtues. It's going to be a concept album.

Question:
How far are you with the recording process?

Things are very far and there is only some overdubs missing. I was already working on song ideas while touring with "From Here to the Stars". It's the first record on which I will have played almost all instruments myself - except the bass. For the album, I wrote about 25 songs of which I then chose 12 to put on the record. With me on the drums and Simone on the bass - she's a kick-ass bass player and tracked almost all bass lines on previous records - we tracked all of them together first. A lot happened jamming until we found the right vibe. Since then I was building the rest on top tracking separately in my studio.

...to be continued in the next issue of the BACKSTAGE MAGAZINE...

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LATEST NEWS
UTOPIA - THE DEBUT ALBUM IN DETAIL ON FACEBOOK
11th of January 2015
"In the next couple of weeks, I'll be talking in detail about my debut album Utopia which was released back in 2008. Lyrics, background information, making off details and other cool stuff. CLICK HERE to join the conversation." - Sebastian

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!
24th of December 2014
"The song that I wrote for Christmas "Let There Be Love" is now available in the download section (you will need an activation code). Share it with all the ones you love and enjoy the Christmas Eve." - Sebastian

DNA - SPECIAL ELECTRO REMIX
17th of December 2014
"After having found an older mix of DNA (the song appeared on "From Here to the Stars" in Febraury 2012, I had a great feeling about the track. So I decided to overdub some basses and master it a bit differently. The result was a new electric DNA version. You can have it for free as a member of this website." - Sebastian

NEW STUDIO ALBUM ANNOUNCED
1st of November 2014

Sebastian announces that he will be releasing a new studio album and makes first vocal snippets available in a trailer video.

It will be titled: "Chants of the Fallen" and plunges the listener in an epic adventure.

"I wanted to go back to my roots musically and explore how far it would take me to just emotionally write around a theme without having any commercial pressure. I was always fascinated by concept albums, so I started to write songs around this fantasy-sci-fi theme that I had in mind." - Sebastian


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