What inspired you to first start making music? And how did you come to be in your current incarnation? Or if you prefer, a brief bio about you.

Some artists like belgian singer Arno, Ray Charles or Depeche mode made me want to practice music.
It was when I discovered bands like Joy Division, New Order, Talking Heads that I created Poltergeist. All these bands widened my way of thinking about music.

Provide us with some info about your latest release…

My latest release is an album, the first for me!
It’s composed of 10 tracks in which different subjects are approached: time, success, human behavior, all this on electro, cold-wave, post punk EBM sounds from the 80s-90s.
The album was released on the label Clivage Music and is available on vinyl and cd!

Which ones would you consider your main influences both music-wise & non-music-wise?

For example I consider Kraftwerk as one of my main influences, I have their records and I listen to them. I like what they offer graphically as well.Finally I don’t like a lot of things, but for the little I am touched in the heart. I can quote David Bowie, that I think he’s multi- talented.

I am also interested in fashion. I like clothes and what they can convey in an historical way. I like Fred Perry that I could relate to the London punk period. I find that fashion is completely consistent with music and that these two practices follow each other and agree over time.

In what way does your sound differ from the rest genre-related artists/bands and why should we listen to your music? In other words, how would you describe your sound?

I think I didn’t invent anything, and that everything has already been done in terms of musical innovation.
What makes the difference in my music is probably the hybridization of genres and sound texture. The fact of mixing synthetic and organic, of adding speaking voice on electronic music. The fact of sounding 80′, but also 90′ but also current in sound. I think the audience is surprised to see a kid from the year 2000 practicing music that he hasn’t experienced in history.
When I was younger, I studied classical music and that allowed me to nourish myself with a strict musical culture. This may not be the case for everyone.
My sound is raw, sharp, punchy while being lyrical and evocative.

Please name your 3 desert islands albums, movies & books…

David Bowie – Blackstar
Alan Parker – The Commitments
The Holy Bible (I’m curious to read it completely)

Do you prefer studio or performing live and why?

Honestly, I think I have no preference.
They are two really very different things and each has its pros and cons.
The studio is significant for me because of the freedom it offers. We can try everything we imagine and make assemblies that we never thought of. I think the studio is the place of experimentation.
For me the live is more a playground and fun, in addition to being a way to gain popularity. I live creating live arrangements of my studio tracks.
It’s also a way to meet your audience and see what works well musically in the energy.

Is there any funny-unique story you would like to share with us, always in relation to your music ‘career’?

One day I discovered the “KOMPROMAT” project and I immediately liked it. After that a lot of things happened in my head, I was thinking about my project and I was thinking about how to start things and do the best to take my project to the skies 😉 and…now I’m signed on the same label as KOMPROMAT. So that makes me funny!!

Which track of your own would you point out as the most unique and why?

For me, I think it’s the track “LA GRANDE DAME” that particularly stands out to my taste. Both in words and in sound. It’s quite satisfying to hear this song because that’s how I had imagined it. And, in my musical production, not everything comes out as in your head sometimes

Would you like to share with our readers your future plans?

One day, I would like to share the stage with a drummer or another instrumentalist on my songs. I would also like to go to the idea of a concept album or ep, to make it more lyrical or more mystical. But for now these are just ideas…

Free question!!! (Ask yourself a question) you wish to answer and haven’t been given the opportunity…

What would be the perfect place for a POLTERGEIST concert?

I will dream of playing at the Red Rocks amphitheater in the Colorado desert. It would be really epic and impressive, in the middle of the rock!

Photo Credits: PsychoKatZ

Curated by: Christos Doukakis

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