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Magna Zero Interview

๐Ÿ. ๐‡๐จ๐ฐ ๐๐ข๐ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐๐ž๐œ๐ข๐๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฌ๐ญ๐ฒ๐ฅ๐ž ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ฆ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ข๐œ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ฐ๐š๐ง๐ญ๐ž๐ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ฉ๐ฅ๐š๐ฒ?

Chris--Guitar: There were no decisions. Itโ€™s just what naturally came out of us when we got together to jam.

Dave--Drums: I think it was more or less a mutual decision on the music choosing me & my soul being moved by the music both past/present and future.

Jason--Vocals/Bass/Keys: We just started free-jamming. Since weโ€™re a trio, thereโ€™s a certain sense of musical freedom that lends itself to improvisation and encourages exploration. We also share a love for psychedelic, loud, and heavy music, so we had that as a foundation to start with. And weโ€™ve been friends for so long that thereโ€™s like an almost telepathic thing that happens when we rock out together.

๐Ÿ. ๐–๐ก๐š๐ญ'๐ฌ ๐š๐ง ๐ข๐ฆ๐ฉ๐จ๐ซ๐ญ๐š๐ง๐ญ ๐ฆ๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ๐š๐ ๐ž ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ฐ๐š๐ง๐ญ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ฉ๐จ๐ซ๐ญ๐ซ๐š๐ฒ ๐ญ๐ก๐ซ๐จ๐ฎ๐ ๐ก ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐ฐ๐จ๐ซ๐ค?

Jason: Music is a way to bring people together in a time when there are so many forces threatening to pull us apart. Music can be a way to find common ground and connect with each other, so that we remember thereโ€™s way more similarities we share than there are differences that divide us.

Chris: Be free and let go.

Dave: Honesty, reality in what we experience the music in all senses, both the five known senses and the other senses/dimensions we are unaware of.

๐Ÿ‘. ๐–๐ก๐š๐ญ'๐ฌ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฌ๐ข๐ ๐ง๐ข๐Ÿ๐ข๐œ๐š๐ง๐œ๐ž ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐›๐š๐ง๐ ๐ง๐š๐ฆ๐ž?

Dave: Well...this is a two-part answer. A) The's the sum of the 'beauty and importance' of life to death and death to's what is before & beyond the notion of what we think as humans as the beginning and the end. B) Also, it came from a jam session that we happened to record on my phone -ย  I just decided to name the jam 'Magna Zero' ......It was such a significant song that Jason threw out the idea to call ourselves Magna Zero....and it stuck!

Jason: It means โ€˜great nothingโ€™. It describes the state of being that we return to when playing music together, a oneness with the universe through the letting go of the self and ego. And itโ€™s a reminder that this can transcend music as a state of being throughout life.

๐Ÿ’. ๐’๐ญ๐š๐ญ๐ž ๐ฌ๐จ๐ฆ๐ž ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐ž๐š๐ซ๐ฅ๐ข๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ ๐ข๐ง๐Ÿ๐ฅ๐ฎ๐ž๐ง๐œ๐ž๐ฌ!

Chris: The Police, Doors, Genesis

Dave: Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, The Eagles,The Beatles

Jason: I remember hearing The Wall around 8 years old on road trips and being struck by the sound effects and storytelling. My sister gave me a Pixies tape when I was about 10 and I think they got into my musical DNA as well. But when my cousins showed me Led Zeppelin II at 12 years old, I was hooked on music forever and hell-bent on learning guitar.

๐Ÿ“. ๐–๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐๐จ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ฐ๐š๐ง๐ญ ๐ญ๐จ ๐›๐ž ๐ซ๐ž๐ฆ๐ž๐ฆ๐›๐ž๐ซ๐ž๐ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ?

Jason: I hope our music resonates with others in a similar way that the bands I love mean something very special to me. It could be a groove, a vibe, the lyrics, or even the whole sound. Maybe something we create will inspire someone to see the world or themselves in a new way and in turn help as a catalyst for what theyโ€™re creating in their art and life.

Dave:ย As a person that was a service to all levels.

๐Ÿ”. ๐˜๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐Ÿ๐š๐ฏ๐จ๐ซ๐ข๐ญ๐ž ๐ฉ๐š๐ซ๐ญ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ฆ๐š๐ค๐ข๐ง๐  ๐š ๐ญ๐ซ๐š๐œ๐ค?

Chris: Collaborating with my close friends. Thereโ€™s no egos. We all have the freedom to create and add our individual flare.

Dave: Knowing that it will be recorded indelibly as a part of aย  personal/professional/creative history while I'm here on this earth and beyond.

Jason:ย  Sharing it with people who love music. And my second favorite part of making a Magna Zero song is how the initial idea shows up out of thin air, usually when weโ€™re free jamming. Itโ€™s like the music comes from another dimension of reality we canโ€™t see or touch, but we feel it, and it translates into something expressed through our instruments. Then after working it into a finished composition, I really enjoy going back to the recording of the first jam when the song was born to hear how much it evolved.

๐Ÿ•. ๐Ž๐ง๐ž ๐ฆ๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ๐š๐ ๐ž ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐ฅ๐ข๐ฌ๐ญ๐ž๐ง๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ?

Dave: Choose all things that fillย your heart/soul with love & pure joy.Jason: A huge thank you for spending time with our music and sharing it with people in your circles.Chris: Have an open ear and give it a chance to grow on you. Most of my favorite albums Iโ€™ve had to dissect before they resonated with me.


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