Earth Xploration is an American production duo consisting of creative artist TC Chandamany and composer Sean Pruitt. They are best known for their work in the digital media/commercial content industry. As of recent, they’ve broken into the music industry with an 80s Synthwave/Future vibe, disrupting the game with this paradigm shift in content creation and audible storytelling.
Where are you from?
TC – Bangkok, Thailand
Sean – New London, Connecticut
How long have you been making music?
TC – since I was 16 years old
Sean – since I was 14 years old
How many songs /albums have you released to date?
1 Album – Journey From Mars
2) The Martian
5) Memories of Home
6) Dream State
7) Arcane Mind
Can you tell us about your latest release and the background and inspirations behind it?
Our latest release is titled “Journey From Mars”, which signifies the departure from Mars, in which we call home. The journey is embedded with emotions, portrayed by audible storytelling. Each track takes you through a phase, emotion and/or occurrence during this beautiful, tempestuous journey. As we embark on our journey through the universe, we set sight on Earth and tranquility sets in.
Inspiration behind the music came from the Synth-wave genre, which is becoming much hotter leaving 2017 into 2018.
How have you ended up in the music industry?
We started off with visual storytelling, so we created digital content and commercials for various companies. Our main focus was video, but we always enjoyed sound design. While we still promote our business as digital creators, we’ve shifted our focus towards music composition and our abilities to tell audible stories. The human body takes in sound frequencies much different than the eye takes in electrical impulses. When you make music, it engages many different areas of the brain – including visual, auditory and motor areas. We love this feeling, the magic it creates and the potential it has to curing diseases.
What did you think of the music industry in 2017?
TC: 2017 I feel was a paradigm shift for millennial music makers. Curiosity of the past, meshed with the present seemed to spark a lot of interest. I dig it since I was born in the 80’s.
Sean: I think we have a lot of artists trying new things and experimenting with new sounds and styles. It feels like we are about to go full circle with music styles that were popular decades ago, and I love that. Really interested in what the future holds.
Who do you think the most influential artist?
TC: I grew up listening to the popular boy bands, was highly fond of N’Sync and still fond of Justin Timberlake through these decades growing up. I’ve always had a soft spot for pop culture, but as an old soul, I also appreciate the synth-wave era. My favorite artist at the moment is “The Midnight”. I love their style and flavors they have to offer within this space.
Sean: There are lots of really talented, innovative artists out there. It’s hard to name just one. But for my musical taste, I’ve always been partial to Seven Lions. He is very consistent with his music and doesn’t necessarily follow popular trends. He makes the music he likes, and tells a story with it. That is something that really inspires to make music the way I do.
Who have you collaborated with so far in your career?
TC: Coming from a digital media background in video content creation, the music space is new to me.
Sean: I’ve collaborated and produced songs for various artists, including: Sam Braxten
How do you think you differ from other artists?
TC: I love the idea of an open canvas. Creativity has no limitations and we are all artists confined in our own individual human bodies. I think what sets us apart from others, is that we are able to tell parallel stories, both visually and by audible intake. Our music takes you through an adventure, one that all humans can relate to – the adventures of the unknown.
Sean: When I approach a song, I don’t look for a specific template or style – I look for a feeling. What story am I trying to tell? I think this is something the listener can feel. They aren’t deceived by a template of electronically made music, but rather a journey.
Dead or alive, who would be your dream collaboration?
TC: An artist I’ve always been intrigued by is a group called “Hurts”. I love their angle and style in the musical industry.
Sean: Again, Seven Lions for sure. I feel like it would be very easy to create something memorable and timeless.
What was the first album you bought?
TC: I’m pretty sure it was Usher’s “My Way”.
Sean: I can remember the first CD I bought was “All killer no Filler” from Sum41. Oddly enough that was the first album that inspired me to pick up guitar. I was a huge fan of AFI growing up too.
What’s your favorite song at the moment?
TC: Mogli – Wanderer (very indie but the mood is just right for this journey)
Sean: “Calling you home” from Seven Lions. I love the melody and I can feel some of his old roots coming through on that track.
If you had to sell your music collection tomorrow, what album would you leave in your draw?
TC: I don’t think I even have any CD’s laying around. My music collection now sits on my hard drive and/or I-phone. If we are being theoretic, I would leave my N’Sync – Home for Christmas album for my legacy.
Sean: I would never part with it. But really, that depends on what I can keep. How big is the drawer? Everything of Seven Lions?
What is your favorite saying?
TC: Something I always say – “I invest in experiences. Experiences are things no one can ever take away from you”
Sean: I honestly don’t have one, or cant recall one at the moment. There are lots of sayings that I enjoy. Hard to pinpoint one.
What other hobbies or interests do you have?
TC: I obviously am a travelling nomad. I love the idea of buying a camper van and setting the world in a mobile home. Home is everywhere to me, and everywhere is where I want to experience. I also enjoy filming and making cool travel and sci-fi videos.
Sean: Anything that has to with technology. Cooking. Being in nature and traveling to remote places.
Do you have any tattoos or piercings?
TC: 1 tattoo – on my chest. It reads the words “Victory”, which symbolizes the obstacles I’ve overcome, in which I keep close to my heart.
Sean: None (yet) 😀
Tell us more about your upcoming project or this new project?
We have 2 album releases coming up:
1) Mother Earth EP – which is set to release at the end of Q2. This album takes place at the atmospheric entrance of planet Earth. As we are introduced to the her beautiful nature and the people that habitate her planet, we learn about the existence of their souls and their lives in human bodies. Humankind meets The Martian – and we are here to offer peace, but will we receive it?
2) Parallel Planets EP – which is set to release at the beginning of Q4. This album signifies the unity of both planets – Earth and Mars. That’s all we’ll share for now. 😉
What’s in the pipeline after this project?
Aside from our music and interest in audible storytelling – we do plan to re-shape this planet and do good for the people.
A project that is kicking off in Q2 of this year is Operation: Earth Xploration. The idea behind the concept follows suit with our visions of our group and music, which is: foreigners exploring planet Earth and discovering the beauty she has to offer while providing aid to where she finds pain. We aim to provide aid to those people in need, while documenting the process and creating awareness to the world. We plan to operate at a limitless capacity, which means we’ll be reaching out to all major airlines, hotel chains and various agencies to aid those living in deprivation and who deserve to see more, feel more and be more.
Throughout this journey, we plan to translate our experiences into music through audible storytelling.
Thank you for your time and may you carry on making great, fresh music.
We want to thank our supporters who were with us from the start and continue to support our mission throughout this beautiful, lifelong journey.