"Love Music" posted ten top subject questions to Josip Pesut, guitarist and founder of Through Infinity. It also tells a bit about Josip's mindset towards music career and expectations from Through Infinity. The bands plans and ideas, and their current work in progress...

It's all about how the band gets things done and who's behind what. What the band is excited about being done, and about what they're about to do.

"Love Music : Le’s talk a bit about your music and what is the secret behind your band success ?  

I guess the secret to achieving things for us has always been pushing our limits, and going heads through wall.  Whatever seemed impossible in the end always had things aligning to make it happen. That's the way we raised up predispositions for making our debut album, our videos, our promotions...
 
But music itself, on the other hand, had a totally opposite approach. It was done without any pressure whatsoever. We had all the time in the world to make our demos, to work on our arrangements and instrumentations, and then to mix and master every song. 
 
Sometimes it's finding the balance of both ways, and letting the right people fall into the right place in the whole story. 
 
Love Music : Can you please tell our readers more about the band members and their role in the band ? 

Besides being a guitarist, I'm considered a founder of the band, as I turned the idea of having a solo career into making Through Infinity. I wanted something bigger than myself, and I wanted to involve others in the band as much as possible, as I knew how much quality they bring to the table. For the most songs I write basic ideas and melodies, and then everyone else steps in to lift it up. 

Tomo Bacurin "Diamond" is here with vast music production experience, since his Longplay Studio (www.longplay.hr) works commercially for at least a decade. He also runs a digital distribution company through which all our releases go. It makes us so much things easier. He's also an amazing keyboard player and, before anything, exceptional arranger and composer.

Tomislav Lackovic is one of the most talented and diverse bassist I know, and I know a lot of them. If you want to hear great bass lines in rock, metal, pop, jazz, fusion, blues, you name it, he'll play it. He's been a huge friend ever since I began writing music, and his belief in Through Infinity is an enormous motivation for me.

Damir Somen is with no doubt among the most rated session drummers in south eastern Europe. His list of recorded songs goes to hundreds. He came in as a session musician, but from the first tone he hit on drums, we knew he gave us "that extra" thing the band needed. His involvement in the recording process is now of essential value, as he's the foundation on which we all place our takes on. 

For woodwinds and traditional instruments we have a respected Macedonian musician Safiudin Alimoski and his brilliantly talented daughter Ðulijana at disposal, and for some sweet, tasty, bluesy licks we have a guitarist friend from Belgium, Antony Reynaert.

Love Music : Please tell us more about your album "The Life" ? 

"The Life" went under recording process over 3 times throughout 8 years. It was meant to be my debut solo album, but over time, I kept seeing a much wider picture. It's a collection of 11 instrumental songs, all different by genres. Some were demoed way back in 2009, some were new, made just for the sake of the album. It features virtuoso moments pointed on electric guitars, drums, keyboards, flute and sometimes bass guitar. I see this album as a platform on which the band members truly got to know each other. 

Love Music : What motivates you to do your best work as founder of Through Infinity & Guitarist?

The more we put into Through Infinity the better it develops. My main motivation is watching the whole story grow over time, exponentially, in every possible way. 

Love Music : Who are your musical inspirations?
 
There's a page on Through Infinity website (www.throughinfinity.net) called blogs. We continuously make our little stories of who and why inspired us, so it's worth taking a look. But I'd like to point out legendary guitarists Joe Satriani and Steve Vai, as well as renowned video game music composer Nobuo Uematsu as my main inspirations.
 
Love Music : Do you have any advice for anyone wanting to be a professional musician or Guitarist ?
 
Take any opportunity given to you and learn to make the best out of the worst. Be a problem solver, not a problem bringer. Be the best musician you can be, respect everyone and be patient with results. Music career is not a thing that happens, it's a long process which is always taking a different shape, and you need to most honestly love it!
 
Love Music : What are your future plans ? Your vision for the coming years. 
 
Right now, we've basically split our efforts in two directions. One is doing everything we can to promote our album and putting our name out there. Second is writing new music. We're again in the studio with an idea of doing a double album. It's gonna feature at least 24 songs with about 2 hours of music. Some of those songs are gonna be featuring vocals, but most of them will be instrumentals. We're still in the process of auditioning singers, though. It's a diverse selection of songs, which are getting better and better, each time any of us locks up him or herself in the studio. We expect it to be released by the end of 2018.

Love Music :  If you could perform anywhere, in the world, where would it have to be?
 
I absolutely adore what Yanni does... He performed in front of the Great Pyramids of Giza, Taj Mahal, The Forbidden Castle... many of the sacred places all around the world. Playing on any of those places would be a dream come true. I can only imagine how much inspiration you can get just by standing there, let alone performing music...
 
Love Music : Everybody needs time out. What do you do in your free time?
 
Besides working on Through Infinity, I'm an entrepreneur and I'm constantly in motion. I like living that way. Sometimes it happens things go easy for a few weeks, and still then, a guitar is somewhere around me. I like traveling, spending time with my loved ones, and I do a bit of amateur boxing for physical recreation.
 
Love Music : Are you active on social media? what’s the best way to follow you ?
 
I'm personally active on Facebook, but for Through Infinity news, it's best to follow up on our website, as we update it often. And make sure you like our Instagram page (www.instagram.com/throughinfinityband), we constantly put new photos up!"

 

Read the interview on Love Music website.