Son of a Pixel's Discussion Goes Far and Deep into the Music and Nerdiness of It!

One man band SON OF A PIXEL is a progressive metal project of Peter Buju. The sound is aggressive music mixed with electronic and industrial sounds with a nerdy vibe surrounded by wacky humor and creativeness. Peter goes into discussion about his styling of music and the plans ahead.

1. Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.

Here I am! It's me! Hahaha..... Might be the most awkward way to start this, but the answer itself is still pretty accurate. Besides, it can only go uphill from here. 

I'm Peter and Son of a Pixel is my passion project, a little "one-man band" thing, since the summer of 2020. The idea is that all my previous experiences in the music scene, for 11 years now, have culminated in this project. I've always been musically creative, being in bands and trying to write my own songs, as I ultimately settled in the lovely city of Copenhagen to help bloom my career. After starting to take mixing & production more seriously in the midst of 2017, I was able to get my chops to an alright level in that regard. 

Since then, I'd work on songs under the alias "Headscratch", which then turned into my studio business (Headscratch Studios) and updated some of those tracks to what is now Son of a Pixel. Finally, in the summer of 2020, I had a concrete sound & concept in mind, as well as a 6-track EP to kick this thing off !

Currently, the status of the project is the search for members in the area. I'm stoked to say that I've found a bassist that loves the music as much as I do and the search for a drummer is still in progress.

2. What’s the origin of the band’s name?

SON OF A PIXEL is the result of my 2-weeks brainstorming process after having decided, that the previous name I held for this project, "Blue Screen of Jesus" could've been improved on. BSOJ spawned from a conversation I had with a friend, where I was complaining at the time, about random Blue Screens of Death on my newly build PC that I couldn't figure out the solution for, followed by me saying "Jesus Christ !!". My friend's reply was something around the lines of "Blue Screen of Jesus, now that's a band name". Knowing that I intended to make a project that combined metal, 8-bit synths and nerdy concepts. 

After realizing it wasn't the most searchable band name and the brand would have a mandatory religious bond, which I'm genuinely not interested in, I spent 2 weeks brainstorming combination of terms, mostly including "Blue Screen" and "Pixel". That's basically how the name was born.

3. Where is the band based out of and what is your music scene like there? Are there any local bands you could recommend?

Project is based in Copenhagen, Denmark. It's a wonderful place to make music. It's the musical and artistic heart of Denmark and there is a fine amount of venues for upcoming bands to get some experience on stage, as well as a fairly thick layer of nationally established bands. As for the band I'd recommend, it's The Interbeing - prog djenty melo metal, good stuff !

4. How would you describe your style?

I like calling it Nintendo Prog Metal or Gaming Metal. The sound consists of a groove/ progressive metal foundation with math elements for that extra weirdness, with pitch-shifted guitar riffs, mood swings, dynamic bass lines, odd time-signatures and catchy hooks. This foundation blends with electronic elements that add a "digital" mood with synths, modulated chip-tune, video-game themed tones, dubstep and other non-organic sounds.

5. What have you released so far and what can someone expect from your works?

"PA55 7H3 5AL7" is the debut 6-track EP for the project and each song spawns from its own idea and concept. The common thread is the digital computerized theme, whether portrayed by the musical arrangements or lyrical content. Expect creative stories, musical crossovers, intense gaming-themed soundtracks and umm, whatever stuff you take from it, really.

6. Do you have any new music in the works?

ALL THE TIME! What kind of one-man band do you think I am?

7. How about playing shows and touring, have anything planned out?

Nothing for now, but once the band is put together and tight, things will hopefully start moving in that regard.

8. What plans do you have for the future as a band?

Get a solid line-up together so that we can ultimately collaborate on future releases and perform whatever occasions we can catch. Kind of the typical band growth thing.

9. Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?



Youtube releases:

We're trying to make our music available as far and wide as possible, so a search on your favorite platforms should do. :)

10. What is it you’d like a listener to remember the most when hearing your music for the first time?

I would love it if, when in anger or anything else, they would yell "AHH, SON OF A PIXEL !"

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