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Interview: George Pappas, Alien Skin

As most of my misanthropic miscreants already know, I have a "thing" about music and have since I was a small child growing up in Ireland with a family of traditional Irish musicians. Music has always been a huge part of my life and has always had a profound influence on me, especially as an angsty, anarchistic, 80s teenager. Not just from the listening aspect, but also to the preforming aspect (writing and singing and playing synth). Music is an important part of my life, and I can be very picky about what I listen to.

With that said, not since Depeche Mode and Nox Arcana have I been so enthralled with an artist and his music. My dearest friend introduced me to Alien Skin, and I fell hopelessly in love with his self-proclaimed icy, electronic melancholia.

I should also not have been surprised when I found out that the man behind Alien Skin, George Pappas, was a long time member of the band Real Life, whose song "Send Me an Angel" was a hit in the 80s - and was (a…