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[BadPanda110] Running In The Fog – Know When To Run

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Running in the Fog is the “space goth synth pop” project by San Francisco-based Amanda Harper.

Influences reach back trip-hop with its slow burning drum machine beat, the subtle synth pads and an overall restrained instrumentation, leaving the listener alone with Harper’s beautiful voice that’s almost entirely hidden behind a thick layer of mist.

Find Running In The Fog on facebook | bandcamp | soundcloud | tumblr | twitter

Running In The Fog – Know When To Run [mp3]

Where do you live actually?

San Francisco

What is the last thing you ate?

Vegetarian kung pow chicken from Enjoy Vegetarian Restaurant, one of my favorite places in the sunset district. It was very “enjoyable” and I think everyone would “enjoy” being a vegetarian at Enjoy Vegetarian.

Your addiction ?

Any Zelda game. I can never quite walk away from a Zelda game so it’s dangerous whenever I start. I always feel the need to accomplish more in Zelda before I can accomplish anything in my day to day life like eating and sleeping.

What do you collect?

Lipstick. I have a ridiculous amount of lipstick but somehow I still never find the “perfect” red.

What sound or noise do you love?

Heels on tile floors. More specifically, chewing spearmint gum while walking on tile floors in heels.

What is your most recent extravagance?

I bought a pretty nice Juicer and have now developed a much more loving relationship with fruits and vegetables. Yesterday I made carrot and cantaloupe juice with mint and it was one of the best things I’ve ever tasted.

One movie?

The Jerk. This movie will never get old or unfunny to me. EVER.

One book?

The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera. This book actually kind of changed my life when I was 21 and I plan on continuing to re-read it as I get older.

A song you wish you wrote yourself?

Prince- If I Was Your Girlfriend. The bass line and beat kills me. “Can I make you breakfast sometime?”

A song for relaxing on a beach?

Quadron – Slippin. Coco has songs good for grooving and relaxing anywhere.

Your sunday morning track?

oOoOO- Burnout Eyess. On re-peat. All day.

One website?

(yours of course!) but I’m also a big Ted Talks fan. I got rid of cable TV about 3 years ago ago and started watching Ted videos whenever I was bored and have been constantly inspired and entertained. I’ve actually written a couple songs about some Ted talks 😉

What do you think about music industry in 2011?

Sign me up… yeah I know it’s almost 2012 but I’ll still join in on the fun.

What about Creative Commons?

Over the last couple of years I have developed a renewed sense of faith in artists stretching boundaries and that don’t fit into a trend or commercial stereotype.When I turn on the radio I know I will only hear the same 50 songs. The station will play these same songs over and over again all day for the rest of the year. It’s unfair to the listener, but these are the songs that studies have proven to bring in money for the radio station.Bloggers pick “new favorites” and post free downloads on a daily/weekly basis. It keeps the music industry challenged and growing, which I think is the best thing possible for artists and listeners alike.Then again, I’m kind of a hypocrite because I might be driving and thinking to myself, “I really want to hear that Nikki Minaj song” so I turn on KML and it’s probably already playing or will be playing within the next 10 minutes. Ah!

Favorite concert?

Little Dragon. I was going to their shows when they played at small venues in Santa Cruz to almost empty crowds and Yukimi would dance through the audience. They are just so much fun and were playing such different music when everybody was seriously sounding same. They have truly been an inspiration.

Written by badpandarecords

06/12/2011 at 2:02 AM

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