Jasper’s Riddle is the “acoustic storybook” of composer and multi-instrumentalist L. S. Zeickner. A singer-songwriter from London, Lukas has captivated audiences with his youtube performance series, The Four Wise Monkeys.

Interview with Jasper’s Riddle

1-When and why did you start playing? 

I started singing when I was really young, as early as I remember. My brother introduced me to rock music when I was 10 and I was hooked. Later on I got into Jazz, Classical

2-Which famous musicians do you admire? Why? 

Rock legends like Tenacious D – they’re my all time favourite band! I’v been inspired by some other legends like Fela Kuti, Arethra Franklin, Art Blakey, Bobby Timmons

3-Were you influenced by old records & tapes? Which ones? 

Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers’ performance of moanin in Belgium 1958 is my all time favourite

4-Let’s Talk about your music and your upcoming album. What is Jasper’s Riddle all about?

Jasper’s Riddle started off as a storybook, each song is its own short story but also part of a larger tale with interlocking melodies and themes. The stories are accompanied by a series of original paintings and poetry making it a bit of a multi genre art project.

5-Why did you choose to play this kind of music? 

I’v always loved acoustic music because it is not limited by genre, people can enjoy the music and paintings together or seperately, and they never know what to expect next. I’v done a lot of electronic music and sound design as well but there’s always something very nice about being able to come back to that raw acoustic sound.

6-Could you briefly describe the music-making process? 

I dont really use a lot of special recording techniques but I do like to bring listeners into the room with me. I usually record in stereo, so the tracks have a bit of a “3d” feel to them.

7-How do you feel about the internet in the music business? 

I think the internet is awesome!