Q&A With David Ehrke aka
Q. Light & Shadow was the first album released from Exciting Valence in 2012, When did Exciting Valence begin?
A. I started with the official work in October 2011.
Q. Your album 'Desire' has a lot of titles based on the beginning of life etc.. Is this something that fascinates you?
A. I think life is more as that we can understand.
It is so mysterious,and the longing so great about it to know more about it.
Q. What musicians have inspired you?
A. I've always been impressed by musicians who make melodies that get under the skin.
Q. What keyboards are you using at the moment?
A. I always use keyboards that have the sound that I just need, I use many different keyboards. Roland Juno ,CS2X Yamaha, Korg Wavestation & many more
Q. What was the first one you ever bought?
A. My first keyboard was a Yamaha PSS-280 with mini keys, which I bought 1989 from my confirmation money
and I could play all my favorite songs ;-) happy !
Q. You cover 80's tracks, What was your favourite track from the 80's?
A. Oh, there are very many. But one reminds me more of my childhood
"Feels like Heaven" by Fiction Factory. When I hear it I'm away.
Q. You are a soloist with an amazing talent, Am I right to say you do everything yourself from the minute you put pen to paper to the designs and releases of your songs?
A. Thank you Andy!
I do everything myself, from the idea, production music to video and cover.
Q. Do you have your own studio in Germany?
A. At the moment I am just creating my own Studio, I think it will be ready in Ferbruary . At the moment I only have a home recording studio.
Q. Looking at your photos David, I take it you're into everything to do with the Solar System?
A. It fascinates me how we live, I want to know more,
more about us ...
Q. The Way To You has a video featuring clips of Laurel & Hardy, Are you a big fan of them?
A. Yes, I love Stan and Olli, They show us our mistakes and humanity to your lovable nature.wonderful !
Q. My Angel Has Spoken by Shiny Darkness is one of my favourite albums, I see you have it too?
A. Shiny Darkness are fantastic musicans with a great sound they remind me a lot of Depeche Mode . My Favourite is "Highs and Lows"
Q. The French maestro Greg Warum has been plugging EV too hasn't he?
A. Yes "Greg Warum" has been very encouraging with my music. I am very pleased and am very thankful that he likes my music as you like! It was very important for me and it has given me much strength. Thank You Grégory & Andy!
Q. I see from your quotes that music is your soul and your passion. When you start writing music do you go in to 'another world'?
A. Yes i think when I write & make music, then I go on the blue EV planet
It is my own world and that your listening.
Q. 2015 could see you working with a band?
A. Yes, I've been playing for a year with a friend for family celebrations and small events, where we were able to try it out under another name. In 2015, there will be two of us as "The Exciting Valence"
Q. Do you plan to take EV on the road?
A. Yes, I hope that we will get some EV appearances. The new joint Maxi Single will be a job application CD for the Stage-grade new sound of EV.
With which we want to show that we also rock the stage.
Q. The Sky Is Never Blue is a new single being released, Will it be released this year?
A. At present my energy flows in this single and the video for
"The Sky is Never Blue" I think it will probably be at the end of January to February.
Congratulations on 'Desire' being Revival Synth's album of the year and Thank You for bringing your music to us and from a personal point of view, Thank You for all the support you have given my site.
Is there anything you would like to add?
Thanks David :)
I am very grateful, there is more to me than you probably think. much courage to believe in Exciting Valence. I thank you all and look forward to have found me my place alongside with so many other great artists.
Thanks Andy !