Sure, you can read some words with Ultra Pulverize in this week’s issue of LEO Weekly, in print or here online. But here’s some more, because the Internet.
LEO: How did your experience live scoring “RoboCop” affect the way you approach your music? Will you do any more similar projects soon?
Ultra: We still don’t talk during movies, but it has definitely changed the way we write our songs. For the Robocop project, we used an online workflow to record our ideas and synced the project to each of our computers so we could all work on it from home, on our own time. That approach can be a lot more productive than getting together in a room one day a week where, you know, you might feel creative or you might not feel inspired at all. There’s definitely something to getting together in a room and sweating it out, trying to come up with ideas, but eventually you start coming up with just the same kinds of stuff. We’d like to think that the Robocop project has marked a huge step forward for us, and we don’t plan on stepping back. The Robocop project taught us a lesson in endurance, and was an exercise in keeping something interesting for longer than just a few minutes. There are a lot of repeating melodic themes that return in different skins throughout the movie. That’s something we’d like to explore in future albums. As far as similar projects in the works … well, that’s a secret.