We had the good fortune of connecting with Ian Campopiano and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Ian, what do you attribute your success to?
Staying true to the vision, understanding monetary gain isn’t the goal, but rather creating a unique experience for the listeners and myself, and enjoying the process of conjuring sound. “Actual art is not a product in the end, it’s a message and movement to suspend time and enhance the space to which you occupy on this plain”. Assemble Them off Heading To The Outer Realm (LP III).
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
Taking a passion over profit approach to creating, and pushing the envelope of genre blurring. The homegrown, independently produced, content over culture motif is helpful in carving out a micro niche.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Wren House Brewing Company
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
P-Nut (Bassist) aka Aaron Wills of 311 has collaborated with Ontologics over the years on numerous songs and records. Prior to working with Ontologics on LP III, P-NUT collaborated on our sophomore album, on track “Primal Discourse”, and previously said, “they turned this song into like a science fiction masterpiece. And if we can’t beat that, I think we should just do a cover of their song” – P-Nut, popdose.com interview, referencing the “Go” Demo.