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 think there is no sense to look what we did before we met for first time. Before some years we played together in short-lived post punk band. After few years we noticed that it is simpler and more practical to play as duo than as all band.
Our music is effect of experience we collected for these few years, first of all folk and sacral music, but not only.
Provide us with some info about your latest release…
It’s violation of the upper limit of strength.
Which ones would you consider your main influences both music-wise & non-music-wise?
Various way of thinking, inability to mutual understanding, influence of advertisements on human psyche, superstitions and excessive faith in the power of religion, brutalism and living in middle-east Europe.
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?
For sure our music is in some way similar to bands and music we listen, because an artist can’t separate from rest of music and culture. Even attempt to be unique is most often influenced from other bands or artists.
On the other hand, there is no genre that can good describe our music – same as in case of lot of other artists. We don’t try to be unique, it has to be just our. We call our music Sacral Noise Pop and even this is not good description – we try just to make dark music but every song has to be in some way new.
There is no sense to speak about genres.
Please name your 3 desert islands albums, movies & books…
Books: Jan Potocki “The Manuscript Found in Saragossa”, Franz Kafka “Metamorphosis”, Stefan Grabinski “Salamander”
Movies: David Lynch and Mark Frost Twin Peaks, Robert Wiene Cabinet of dr Caligari, Rod Sterling Twiglight Zone
Albums: Aya RL S/T (The red one), Killing Joke Killing Joke (debut), Pro8l3m Art Brut
Do you prefer studio or performing live and why? What should the audience expect from you of your live appearance at 2018’s SpaceFest?
We love work in studio but we prefer live performance, there is more space for improvisation and you can better feel the sound. We hope audience will not be ready for our performance.
Is there any funny-unique story you would like to share with us, always in relation to your music ‘career’?
Funny story is, that we made stuff for our first performance because we received invitation to Rytuał Festival In Wroclaw. Of course it was half-improvised, we didn’t have recorded songs, only almost empty FB funpage with some strange pics. After this event we begun to make first real songs.
Which track of your own would you point out as the most unique and why?
It is relative. Last time I thought that Listen//Repeat, but we began to play it very often on our rehearsals for prepare it to our incoming shows and then we noticed that it’s for us little boring. Probably We think about our every new one that it’s most unique.
Would you like to share with our readers your future plans?
Our plans are always try to make something new and always be able to find new inspirations.
Free question!!! (Ask yourself a question) you wish to answer and haven’t been given the opportunity…
I want to write something about visualisations that you can see on our performances. When you see it for first time, it’s just mix of black and white pictures of villages, churches, of strange events from latest history and some mosaics – but we want to tell a short story about constant changes.
At the beginning, people are living in villages – it’s point selected by us, you can start in any other time. Villages are becoming dominated by big churches. Churches are destroyed and replaced by brand new, futuristic, concrete buildings. Monuments of new heroes are builded but few decades later – other people, other ideas are destroying them. Concrete buildings become old and devastated. Old symbols of future become creepy remains of something, what was not fully realised. It’s circle of ideas, architecture, beliefs, ways of life. It’s only change, progress is just a illusion.
Photo credits: Snufkin (1st one), xbartx (2nd one)
Curated by: Christos Doukakis
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