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.
Hello, my name is Mary and i started making music about 3 years ago, i have two projects, Veronica Moser which is feminoise, and Veronica’s sister, Sylvia Crystal which is more ambient techno.
Provide us with some info about your latest release…
My debut album as Sylvia Crystal was released on May 15 on Systolic records (netlabel,Malta).
This release was inspired by my ringing ears since i have tinnitus the last 7 years.
Which ones would you consider your main influences both music-wise & non-music-wise?
It has to be the self titled album by Juv on Miasmah records released in 2011, Monoktonia by Mono.tonik (self released) and a compilation called The Conet Project. As for movies, i would say The warriors, Bleeder, and since i recently binge-watched a mini series i would say Chernobyl which also has an amazing soundtrack. And as for books i like Chuck Palahniuk, T. Kaczynski and Elfriede Jelinek.
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 find it difficult to describe my own sound. In this project i tried to turn my tinnitus into music in a more ambient/electronic way.
Please name your 3 desert islands albums, movies & books…
3 albums: Render Another Ugly Method by Mothers, Daydream Nation by Sonic Youth and Absolutely Nothing by Surf Vampires.
3 films: El Topo, Begotten and The Lego Movie
3 books: Independence Day by Richard Ford, The Prophet by Khalil Gibran and High Fidelity by Nick Hornby
Do you prefer studio or performing live and why?
I have never performed live, so i ‘d say that i prefer studio,since i am still very shy to perform, even though i have been asked to.
Is there any funny-unique story you would like to share with us, always in relation to your music ‘career’?
No funny or unique stories so far, only that there were some people who liked my fb page (as Veronica Moser) thinking i was the real Veronica Moser, the scat porn star 😛
Which track of your own would you point out as the most unique and why?
It’s hard for me to point out only one track from the Tinnitus release, maybe the 3rd one which is the longest 😋
Would you like to share with our readers your future plans?
For now i don’t have any future plans for Sylvia Crystal. I recently curated a compilation as Veronica Moser which was released on tape format on Ho Gravie Malattie records (Italy) including very talented artists from Greece!
Free question!!! (Ask yourself a question) you wish to answer and haven’t been given the opportunity…
Well, i will answer to a question i get frequently asked, i use software and not hardware as many people want to believe 😋
Curated by: Christos Doukakis
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