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Artificial Language: Local Fresno Band Releases Debut Album

Apr 13, 2017 12:46PM ● By Melanie Heisinger

Artificial Language

Artificial Language is a Fresno-area band that has been making its name in the rock world for the past five years.

"The Observer"

Hailing from the Central Valley -- with the exception of their lead singer, who is actually from Rhode Island -- their inspiration comes from everything that surrounds them and their experiences. They have been busy putting together their debut album "The Observer" which is set to release April 28th. 

Hoping that this album launches their careers, the band is excited to show the community what they are all about.

We got in touch with the band to learn a little bit more about their history, as well as their upcoming album release. 

Tell us a little bit about the history of Artificial Language. When and how did it get started?

We've been a part of the music scene in our town in one way or another, whether through building projects or working with friends. We were lucky enough to eventually come together and start what would eventually end up becoming Artificial Language.

Our singer is the only member that doesn’t come from the central valley. We put out a request for singers to try out and he happened to find it. After some emails and texts we convinced him to move from Rhode Island all the way to California!

Who is a part of Artificial Language?

Artificial Language is comprised of Victor Corral, Shay Lewis, Joshua Riojas, Charlie Robbins, Jeron Schapansky, and Jonathon Simpson. 

What genre would you categorize yourself?

Progressive rock.

Did you all always want to be in a band?

Everyone in the band loves music, and it has always been a dream. Music has always been a large part of our lives.

How does the songwriting process work? Do you all work together, or does one person take the lead?

Charlie comes up with the basic structure or ideas for the songs, and everyone adds their own touch and input. However, every situation is different. Sometimes Jonathon or Victor will come to us with a song and we build upon it.

Where do you find inspiration for songs?

Life. The small things. Everything around us is meaningful. It's just capturing that in a way that garners the respect it deserves. Film scores, and film it self is very inspiring. Really it depends on the person, we each find different things that inspire us to create.

I saw that you will be releasing an album later this month! Is this the first album? Where can we get it?

"The Observer" will be our debut record, and it will be released on April 28. It will be available on all major online music retailers as well as most music streaming sites.

We’ve dedicated the past five years to bringing this album to fruition and we’re all very excited for everyone to hear it.

Keep up with Artificial Language and their upcoming album release by following them on Facebook.