Pilot of the Future are Jeremy and Mirko Ruckels, two brothers from Brisbane, Austrlia.
Formed in late 2007, Pilot of the Future is an electronic/ambient experiment. They are influenced by the genre of music created on the Commodore 64 and ambient acts such as Boards of Canada, Aphex Twin and Peter Namlook. They use a variety of devices to create this music, including computers, guitars and cars. Both are involved in other musical projects: Jeremy in Dos Hell
and Mirko in Deepspace
. Their debut album is due in early 2008. Go to http://www.last.fm/music/Pilot+of+the+Future
to listen to full length downloadable previews
Here's an excerpt of a local interview from the University of Queensland with Pilot of the Future:
>I interviewed Mirko and Jeremy POTF for my local university rag: I've included the text from the extended version here:
UQ: Welcome guys. Tell us why you got together.
M: We'd never really worked together before, and thought we'd do something.
J: And I've just been getting into ambient stuff, so the timing was perfect. We were both off in our own little projects. I'm doing a band called Dos Hell.
M: Shameless plug there (laughs).
UQ: Are you guys doing this off your own bat, as in independent, or do you have a label in the south of france?
J: We have several financiers from Ibiza(laughs) No, it's entirely independent.
M: We have no money, or friends (laughs) so we're doing it ourselves. Good thing about that is, that you have no one breathing down your back, and you can pretend to be all indie-cred, and do everything the way you want.
J: You can make records for peanuts these days. And we like peanuts, so we're making a record.
UQ: What's the reference to computers? Are you making music that is meant to be played while playing games?
M: Not really. It's inspired by our memory of the C-64. So it's not meant to sound exactly like the music that was made on it, it's just inspired by the composers who worked on some of those games. Like Rob Hubbard. Who wrote so many amazing pieces for the C64 that it's just mind boggling.
J: I do recall boggling at one time.
UQ: What games are you talking about?
J: Stuff like The last ninja, which I never shut up about. It was such an awesome piece, and I'm constantly trying to write stuff like that.
M: Ripping it off. (laughs)
UQ: Back to the label and distribution stuff. So how easy is it now?
M: Real easy. If you have a broadband connection, and a host, you can do whatever you want. Places like last.fm, myspace and a bunch of others let you get your music straight to other people's ears. It's just phenomenal.
UQ: What sort of music do you both listen to?
J: Right now, Boards of Canada. Of Montreal, XTC.
M: A lot of independent ambient and electronic stuff. Telomere, Justin Robert, Mooma Phil Wilkerson, Solar Wind, Northcape, that sort of stuff.
UQ: When will the album be finished.
J: In about 9 minutes.
M: (laughs) In a few months I'd say. They (the songs) are coming fast, so we're going with it. Shouldn't be too long.
UQ: Thanks guys. Looking forward to it. http://www.last.fm/music/Pilot+of+the+FuturePilot of the FutureJeremy SouleUlrich SchnaussBoards of CanadaBiosphereDeepspaceBrian EnoRadioheadAphex Twin