Laruca is a Ukrainian music band that was founded 5 years ago in Bila Tserkva, Ukraine. These guys are very talented and they find an inspiration in everything. The interview was given us by Lata Anna, who is a vocalist at Laruca. You will have a chance to listen to their songs and get acquainted with their creativity in this interview. Enjoy reading the interview with Laruca Music Band.
AP: Tell us few words about yourself.
Laruca: Ruslan Zhabsky (drums) and I met in high school times. We sang songs with a guitar with friends. Then we started to communicate more often and it turned out that Ruslan and I write songs. It so happened that the songs of each other we liked very much. And so, amid similar life views and musical tastes, we decided to create a band. The name was chosen randomly and was approved by me and Ruslan. At the moment Laruca consists of two people – me and Ruslan, but in the very near future, we hope that a few musicians will join our team.
AP: Your first songs. What did they sound like?
Laruca: The first songs consisted of unpretentious songs about the teenagers’ experiences, mostly about love. I think most of the compositions were yard guitar songs in the spirit of Viktor Tsoi or Zemfira, while under the influence of Bob Marley, some songs were written in the style of reggae music. Now the foundation of our creativity we consider the songs of a later period, as well as songs to be written by us in the future. 🙂
AP: Do you have any formal education in your sphere or were you self-taught?
Laruca: We don’t have a music education, we had only private lessons with teachers. We are learning all the time but on our own – we listen to a lot of foreign music, watching videos of concerts, lessons, famous musicians, we improvise, invent new concepts and develop ourselves in the art of recording. Actually, I think the most important in the development of musical skills is an inspiration, a desire to create something new, perseverance and love to music.
AP: What genre are your works?
Laruca: It is difficult to determine our genre. I think we are just looking for a particular style, so that question remains unanswered.
AP: How would you describe your songs?
Laruca: It’s a melodic music, heartfelt lyrics, a little bit sad, but the sadness is light. I believe in our music the most important thing is sincerity.
AP: What kind of equipment and techniques do you use to create your compositions?
Laruca: To create music we use drums, guitar, bass, piano and sometimes improvised means. Our songs we record mostly at home with a help of microphone, audio card, special software, laptop and speakers.
AP: Would you consider yourself as experts in music?
Laruca: So far, not yet. But we strive for it! I hope that we will be so! We’re working on it.
AP: What is your success formula?
Laruca: We think to succeed you should have confidence and faith in what you do. A key factor is also the openness and ability to communicate with people.
AP: Is there someone who helps you in your creativity?
Laruca: Family and close friends support us emotionally. There are several people whose opinion I listen. I mean, I know if these people tell us that this song is good, it is really so.:) The rest of cases we handle ourselves. Thanks for reading and attention.
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