Mahaon is Alexey Baranov from Izhevsk, an electronic artist with a background in electronic and rock music. The spiritual experience led him to psychedelic chillout music and culture.

Hello. My name is Alexey. I'm a professional psychedelic dub/trance and rock producer since 2000 year. I have a studio with Steinberg Cubase. I can make mastering, mixing and production.
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Interview with Mahaon

Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
Reji on 18 with voice of Regina. I'm producer
What are you working on at the moment?
Mastering and remixing psytrance
Analog or digital and why?
Analog and digital
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
Nice sound
What do you like most about your job?
My job is my dream
What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
How much to pay? As you wish. How much time you will do it? Maximum a week.
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
This is not his music)))
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
Just give me listen what you do
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Do very interesting and soulful music
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
Laptop, synth, drum machine, guitar, microphone
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
I started my career as an industrial and metal musician. A lot of mystical experiences transformed my music into psychedelic sound. In 2004 I became the psytrance guitarist, musician and DJ. In 2007 after meeting a strange butterfly in holy places of Udmurtia me and Albert Sultanov (project Alba) founded project Mahaon. I was a monk in a monastery for 4 years. After returning home me, inspired by the exploits, started to work on the first album. Now I have 4 studio albums as Mahaon and 2 EP's as The Elder.
How would you describe your style?
Groovy and hypnotic
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
With Maynard James Keenan for soulfull voice and amazing poetry.
Can you share one music production tip?
Make a kick with +80 Hz and bass +60Hz, mix with -6Db
What type of music do you usually work on?
All psychedelic
What's your strongest skill?
Guitar playing
What do you bring to a song?
What's your typical work process?
Tell us about your studio setup.
Monitors Adam, soundcard M-Audio, midi keyboard Roland, guitar Ibanez
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Simon Posford, Trent Reznor, Juno Reaktor, Tool
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
Mastering, mixing, remixing, guitar recording