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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.

TSM: Our first experience with music was quite vague and difficult to bring back… Each of us had his first bands –nothing really significant. The three of us have known each other for almost 30 years. Our most important musical expereience was the band we played in for 12 years between 1990-2002 called Ewa Braun. We had many side projects and more serious bands in the meantime. The present incarnation has been going on for 2 years.

Provide us with some info about your latest release…

TSM : We have been very prolific lately – we improvise a lot and have a plethora of ambient themes and rythms to work on. We are currently working on our new Vinyl/CD which is going to comprise 5 to 6 songs of improvised loose noise suites full of ambient and resonant motifs.

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

TSM: Swans, Godflesh, Joy Division, Sonic Youth, Fred Frith, Nick Cave, early Sufjan Stevens, Death (the old one – not the metal one) Big Black, Shellac, Mogwai, My Bloody Valentine, GYBE, Penderecki, Górecki, Komeda, James Brown, Coltrane, Stereolab… we could go on and on and on… that makes no sense… Noam Chomsky, let’s skip this question  waves, the Sun, the Earth, EARTH, SUNN 0))), SLEEP…

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?

TSM: We try to take our listeners to a different dimension… we provide the means, we are the vehicle… the audience follows in the wake… It is not so much a matter of a delay pedal, Fender Bass Guitar nor the steady, transient, psychodelic drum rhythm as much as our attitude to the listener… We value the occasion and the opportunity to be with people and play for them.

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

1984, Miles Davis ‘Kind of blue…’ , ‘Winds of desire’(‘Der Himmel über Berlin”), In Search of Lost Time’ À la recherche du temps perdu’or Remembrance of Things Past, LP XTC “Skylarking”,”Grand Budapest Hotel” and books of J.M.Coetzee.

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Do you prefer studio or performing live and why?

TSM: Definitely LIVE. The people, the venue, the place, hours in the van talking, talking to people in the venue after the gig, the revrberations, the ambience, the smell, the aftermath…hours in the van.

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

A request from the audience to “play some of your old stuff” when we’ve changed the name and no longer ARE our old band…nor want to play old songs…

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

“Muszelka” was the starting point…one of our first improvisations that mutated later into a fully-fledged song with lyrics and so on…full of hate, spite, anger, loss, futility, disillusionment and defeat…

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

We hope to record some more live material that could be later issued on vinyl. Hopefully, we’d like to play some more shows, but most importantly meet some new interesting people and bond with them…

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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