BMAN. Who is BMAN? That’s exactly what we were wondering when we checked our emails. He’s become famous for his creation of Yeezianity, but here we get to know him for what he’s really about – his music. Let us introduce you…
Hailing from Mount Kisco, New York, Brian David Liebman or “BMAN” (a clever condensed version of his name, or even the ending of his last name) is a “musical organism seeking the conditions for higher evolution”. Or as what we like to call him, a powerhouse. He writes, produces, mixes/masters and performs all his tracks, as well as being self-taught in Music, Design & PR. Other self-taught subjects include; Psychology, Religion, Fitness, Sociology, and Science.
Brian’s only Soundcloud upload, “Birdie”, is a love song which is reminiscent of the rainforest fused with drums, synths, and his seductive, sultry vocals. It’s influenced by artists such as Jai Paul, The Landing & Blood Cultures and was formed out of a ‘subconscious explosion’. Here is the end result:
The style of this track is ‘lovewave’…wait, what on earth is that? It’s another term BMAN uses to “classify the new trend in electronic music that wasn’t quite chillwave, wasn’t quite dream pop, and was always hitting a certain part of the heart no matter what the sonic qualities.” He references artists such as Banks, Tei Shi, Blood Cultures, The Landing, Sun Cut Flat, Empress Of to be an example of this.
We had a mini interview with BMAN, so have a read below:
When did you start with music?
It’s hard to really know when it all started. I just remember the day I bought Linkin Park’s ‘Reanimation’, my life would never be the same. The funny thing is, most of my life I was scared to really pursue music, but I couldn’t escape it. Ultimately I broke down and I realized this was what I must do .
The actual process of making music for me is kinda similar to how Van Gogh makes a painting. I work alone at the moment. I don’t use a computer, I have four pieces of equipment, and I usually just sit down and make the entire track from scratch in 8 hours or so, then apply the finishing touches the next day.
I know there’s still just a little bit of shine and energy in my engineering/mixing that needs improvement, but I’m working on it and I hope the next track will break me in.
Have you been featured anywhere such as music blogs, reviews, etc?
I’ve gotten Birdie on a few blogs so far, but it’s not where I want it to be yet. I want to get it on blogs like Hilly Dilly, The Music Ninja, Indie Shuffle, etc…
BMAN’s other influences include; Kanye West, Pharrell, Linkin Park, Muse, Eminem, Justin Timberlake, Skrillex & Jai Paul.