Interview by EsteeS
"After a show, I had this nightmare, due to stress and how exhausted I was. It wasn't fire and hell or anything, it took place in a chemistry classroom, but it was huge, and the anti-Christ was Marilyn Manson. The entire dream was me taking off parts of his face and injecting things into his face and all this disturbing crap."
Will Wiesenfeld, who's solo project is under name [Post-Foetus], is perhaps one of the weirdest, but bizarrely appealing musicians I have ever come to terms with. His hunger for development and social freedom has leaded him into a genre of music he can truly call his own.
"I just want to spend the night in a dumpster with a flashlight and write about that feeling where you can't sleep. I've only had that feeling like, twice. My music comes from a lack of influence, this longing feeling for magical stuff to happen, that I just don't have in my surroundings."
Will's music feels like a warm mist of breath whirling between two people, the personal feel and stickiness captures a sincere yearning for emotional and physical contact.
"I write about little things that make you love, just, anything. It's like, if you're sitting next to somebody in a movie theater and you want to move closer to them, you can't physically scoot over to them, because that would be weird. They would be like, 'What are you doing?' So um, instead of doing that you kind of shift around kind of, until some random part of you will be touching them. That's enough to last you the whole movie; that's the kind of stuff I do."
Will also has an extraordinary ability to create warm imagery. In a secret song, played right after "Today I like your Wtsancahayc" on the album, "Women and Children," he creates a scene that, though dark, radiates hopefulness, a quality I felt strongly from Will himself.
"If the end of all things is really to happen you could live in a hole with me we'd play games and tell stories in the dark we'd survive on our own fingers and wait for them to grow back and survive on them again"
"There are some songs I sing so grossly and weirdly that you can hardly understand it, but that's kind of the point."
Will can sometimes get frustrated trying express what is going on in his head,
"I know exactly how I want it to sound, but because [Post-Foetus] is a solo project I'm limited and I don't usually know how to obtain the sound."
When Will says sound, he's talking about the exact clanking, crashing, moans or light pattering he's hearing in his head.
Will does all of his recording on his laptop with Digital Performer Four. From there, guitar, bass, and less common instruments like the oboe and hand whistle are recoded and mixed into his music.
Will Wiesenfeld has three self-released EP's, "We Have Tonight: Tomorrow We Leave The Planet," "Manimani Pompus," and "Resonance." He also has two self-released albums, "Woman and Children," and "Working Hard Makes Things Easy."
Recently, Will started writing and scoring a screenplay with his father. Scoring isn't new to Will; not long ago he scored Sasha Hsuczyk's independent film, "Everything Was Good When We Were Young," produced by Visual Communications.
When asked about his influences, Will mentioned Daft Punk and Cut Copy, but stressed cartoons and the anime FLCL, though, more importantly,
"I try to create influences for myself."
Will Wiesenfeld says that he is, "looking for magical stuff," though, he seems to be creating it.