Today we’d like to introduce you to Memory Den.
So, before we jump into specific questions, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
We started out in a lockout in the city of commerce; Isles Schaeffer heard about affordable rates for space where they were able to freely invite various musicians to come in and collaborate on various projects. Initially, Memory Den was never intended to be a band, but a collective of artists that only stayed in the recording studio. However, the roster became solidified and wanted to perform in public.
We still wanted to do the collaborations, and still do till this very day. Listen to any of our tracks and there is bound to be a guest performance somewhere in the track. We took notes from Damon Albarn of the Gorillaz to be open to having other musicians record with Memory Den. We believe it keeps us as fluid as a stream of water, while also be able to connect horizontally with our peers and artistic friends. Our mantra as a collective is to always generate a positive influence for ourselves and those around us.
Has it been a smooth road?
A smooth road is a boring road, and you might as well fall asleep at the wheel. Being an artist, in general, will always be an uphill obstacle. From small things like forgetting equipment, finding time to get together, or even producing an album together can have its challenges. There comes a point where you must acknowledge that the only reward worthy of your attention is the process of creating something tangible to share.
We believe it keeps us in a state of humility as we continue to learn and improve in every aspect that comes with the territory of being an artist here in Los Angeles.
Can you give our readers some background on your music?
We are most proud of our ability to present ourselves as genuine as possible. What we mean by that is taking the time to produce quality content, not just in music but in addition to the visual art that accompanies it in a packaged form. We’ve invested in our own website in case Instagram takes a loss, we have an amazing group of friends and collaborators that help us create our videos and even merchandise.
We believe that working well with others is definitely something that sets us apart from most bands. The reason being is because of a band or singer/songwriter is only as good as the team it takes to present them as best as possible in the limelight. It takes a village to be able to get these things done. We are a collective and for that reason, this group will never be about just one person but one that focuses on the ideals we have as a group.
Let’s touch on your thoughts about our city – what do you like the most and least?
We enjoy the abundance of opportunities here in LA & Orange County. Everywhere you look there is a hidden recording studio, or venue, or someone who is involved with Voyage LA magazine. You just never know who or what situation is around the corner here on the West Coast. There is also so much to do during our leisure time, but that time has dwindled with our current agenda of finishing up an album and working on organizing more charitable events for the future.
The main thing about LA that we don’t like is the traffic & gas prices. Other than that, she’s an Angel.
- Website: memorydenmusic.com
- Phone: 562-204-5869
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- Instagram: @Memory.den
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