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Rostam Batmanglij quotes and sayings

Musician | Born: November 28, 1983
Rostam Batmanglij motivational quote : There are rules that are so blatantly broken on 'Contra,' like structures of harmony and texture.
Rostam Batmanglij motivational quote : Some of the journalists who've ended up writing about our band - and this is disappointing to say - have a very narrow outlook. And because of that they fundamentally misunderstand us.
Rostam Batmanglij motivational quote : Whenever I work on a project I put all of myself into it.
Rostam Batmanglij motivational quote : I always want to be somewhat uncomfortable. But at the same time I want to make music that you react to viscerally.
Rostam Batmanglij motivational quote : I guess my first instrument was the recorder when I was about five or six.
Rostam Batmanglij motivational quote : A lot of what being a producer is, is giving people space. Like psychologically being there to help them realize what they're trying to do.
Rostam Batmanglij motivational quote : The thing I love about car design is that it's sculpture everybody appreciates, everybody has access to.
Rostam Batmanglij motivational quote : I'm not interested in anyone who would want me for the wrong reasons.
Rostam Batmanglij motivational quote : Honestly, I never felt like I wasn't an artist on my own. I always felt like the music I made was mine, whether it was part of a collaboration with people.
Rostam Batmanglij motivational quote : I love being able to record in a room that's surrounded by trees.
Rostam Batmanglij motivational quote : When I moved to New York, I remember thinking, 'I'm never going to live anywhere else.'.
Rostam Batmanglij motivational quote : There are songs out there in the world which, in some ways, seem so unmusical.
Rostam Batmanglij motivational quote : I feel like when I was in college I was listening to the Walkmen a lot and I actually have a memory of having a dream and in the dream I saw the Walkmen perform with saxes.
Rostam Batmanglij motivational quote : The most exciting songs to me are the unlikely hits, when you think, 'I love this, but why is it on the radio?'.