Based out of Mumbai, Profeus writes instrumental guitar music. Known for fusing Indian instruments and playing styles with progressive rock and post-rock vibes, he continues to carve his own unique style of songwriting through every new release.
Here is Profeus in a conversation with GOGO Magazine.
1) When did your journey as a musician begin?
I started playing the keyboards when I was around 8 years old and picked up the guitar when I was 16. Never looked back since then!
2) Tell us more about the experience of writing instrumental guitar music.
The biggest challenge in writing instrumental guitar music is to convey emotions without words or any form of human vocalization. However, this medium of communication in spite of its unusualness and non-mainstream appeal comes very naturally to me. It makes me feel what no other genre of music has ever made me feel before. I can’t explain how blissful it is
3) Which has been your first track?
My first track was ‘As Time Passes’ which released on the 6th of December 2020.
4) Who has been your inspiration?
From musicians like Guthrie Govan, John Petrucci, Slash, Anoushka Shankar all the way to Industrialists and visionaries like Mr. Ratan Tata and Elon Musk. Pretty much every human pushing hard for their goals despite their hardships! I truly admire such people and they inspire me to work even harder.
I honestly feel every single event we come across in our lifetime can inspire us greatly if we are aware enough.
5) Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years?
I see myself in a good headspace composing music with my mates Dexter and Shourya on the bass and drums respectively. From a larger perspective, I just see myself doing all the things that make me happy!
6)How would you describe your music?
An extension of my mind and my perspective of the world around me is expressed through my instrument.
7) Which has been your most memorable song or project?
Every song I composed and put out is special to me. But there is one song in my upcoming EP titled ‘Bloom’ that I am truly excited about since there is an instrument in it I haven’t yet used in any of my songs.
8)What advice would you give to aspiring musicians?
Don’t wait for the day when things will be perfect. That day doesn’t exist. Start now and things will eventually fall into place.
9)Share some of your achievements with the magazine.
Being able to wake up every day and do what I love is the biggest achievement for me and will continue to be so. Materialistically speaking, performing my originals live for the first time ever this year was quite a thrill as I never thought this day would arrive so soon. Besides being featured in ‘Rolling Stones India’ was pretty cool too!
10)How was life in quarantine?
Personally speaking, I’m glad the quarantine happened. I realized a lot during that phase. I got a lot of time to work on my flaws and came out stronger on the other side.
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