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.
I initially started Psychobuildings as a recording project. I was interested in making music that would inspire me to dance and do performances in a more theatrical way with strong visual elements including costumes. Juan Pieczanski (of Small Black) joined the group adding production and occasionally performing in live shows.
Provide us with some info about your latest release…
Blackout is a documentation and expression of the suffering and struggles we have been facing collectively and in our own lives individually. A blackout, be it on a personal level or national level, contains darkness and even potentially loss— but there is also room for reflection and ecstatic transcendence. This album, Blackout, was written to embody the spirit of the complexity of those associations. It is in some sense a response to the moment in a topical sense— the unrest in the country that has been simmering to a crescendo— and an exploration of the unknown within our personal lives and in the world at large due to the pandemic. Despite the gravity of the moment this record is not without joy and revelation— as our collective descent into the unknown may entail the opportunity for renewal, transformation and change.
Which ones would you consider your main influences both music-wise & non-music-wise?
The Cure, Funkadelic, Kate Bush, Nas, John Asberry, Cy Twombly
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?
Our music is like early hip hop meets goth.
Please name your 3 desert islands albums, movies & books…
Hounds of Love— Kate Bush,
Electric Spanking of War Babies—Funkadelic
Helene Cixous, The Helene Cixous Reader
James Joyce, Finnagan’s Wake
Edouard Glissant, Poetics of Relation
Killer of Sheep
Do you prefer studio or performing live and why?
I think I prefer studio because I love making things, figuring out how to put songs together.
Is there any funny-unique story you would like to share with us, always in relation to your music ‘career’?
I used to be very shy about dancing in public. Not anymore.
Which track of your own would you point out as the most unique and why?
I like our song “Exit” a lot cause it doesn’t really have any discernible structure, feels like an old song that we remixed and filtered or something.
Would you like to share with our readers your future plans?
We are currently working on some music videos, a new album, tshirts and possibly some short films…and dancing!
Free question!!! (Ask yourself a question) you wish to answer and haven’t been given the opportunity…
Curated by: Christos Doukakis
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