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.
We met because we fell in love! We are both musicians and after a while we tried to compose some songs together. We enjoyed it so much, that we decided to create a whole album and continue building our band and develop our music. We’ve just got a little baby boy and moved from Amsterdam to a place near the woods. We are building our own studio so we can satisfy the desire of creating music that burns in our hearts.
Provide us with some info about your latest release…
This year we released our first album ‘A Prayer’. It’s an album where we merge our backgrounds in electronic music and classical piano into 13 songs. All the lyrics are poems from James Joyce which was a big inspiration.
Which ones would you consider your main influences both music-wise & non-music-wise?
Karin studied classical piano and Sven has an education in electronic music so probably these things are still a big influence in our music. At the moment we both are obsessed with techno music. There is something in this music that ta-kes your mind into a specific flow, like being in nature does also. Probably our next album will see some of that.
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?
You can describe our sound as dreamy with sparkles and filled with creativity. We are not bound by a specific genre and like to get inspired by classical music, techno dj’s, and atmospheric pop. We like to dance also!
Please name your 3 desert islands albums, movies & books…
Björk – Vespertine / Island – Aldoux Huxley / Interstellar
Do you prefer studio or performing live and why?
We are still developing a live act and soon we will start performing live. We love working in the studio, to be able to make as much music as possible, but we are looking forward to our live performances a lot as well! Feeling the energy from the crowd is a special feeling we won’t find anywhere else than on stage.
Is there any funny-unique story you would like to share with us, always in relation to your music ‘career’?
When we still lived in Amsterdam, Sven was recording a horn player in our living room who tried to improvise for a new album. Our two guinea pigs would squeak and become totally crazy every time they heard the horn. Sven had to give them hay in order to finish the recording without screaming guinea pigs in the background. It was quite funny and made it quite a challenge to record.
Which track of your own would you point out as the most unique and why?
‘The Noise of Water’ contains a mix of classical piano patterns and more poppy alternative voice motives. The blending of these two styles makes it quite a unique song.
Would you like to share with our readers your future plans?
Making as much new music as possible and develop our style. in the next album we would like to work with the piano Karin played on in her childhood, it will finally move to our house and also we are planning to use more minimal elements in our music. We love to experiment.
Free question!!! (Ask yourself a question) you wish to answer and haven’t been given the opportunity…
Why are you combining guinea pigs, classical music, James Joyce and pop?
Well, good question! Music is something we do from our hearts and all these elements are in or hearts. They mean a lot to us. For us they are the easiest ways to get inspired and to start making music. We leave it up to our audience to interpret this strange combination. You are free to get inspired yourselves!
Curated by: Christos Doukakis
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