Johnny Mathis, Perry Como, and Simon & Garfunkle, the first time I ever hear Kiss's
"Detroit Rock City," it was a moment of musical epiphany. It was just so vicious,
aggressive and mean. It changed the way I listened to music. I've had a few minor
epiphany's since then, when you come across a band that just brings something new and revolutionary to your ears.
thing" at 15.
Romain : Mike Oldfield's Tubular Bells at 10, and Neurosis' Enemy of the Sun, at 15 ...
how would you describe your music?
How does it all fall into place?
Usually we start with a few ugly riffs brought by one or two of us, then we work the shit
together, spend a huge amount of time in endless and often sterile discussions, but at last
we finally agree on the way of arranging it, then Stef puts some eery growls on it, and that's
not to get bored or boring ... Sometimes we do prefer simple approaches, sometimes we
experiment weird constructions.
However, we do not look for pure complexity.
Not particularly proud, but happy to play or listen to it :
Romain : Samen ; Guillaume : Peripherals
In the deep, dark, dirty and stinking bottom of the toilets, in the morning, after a long and
hard night of booze !
than what's out there now?
It is not a permanent obsession, but yes, we try to do so, though it's sometimes hard not to
sound like the bands we are influenced by.
for bands to get their music out, but harder than ever to make a living? What are your plans to
move the band forward? How do you stay motivated in this brutal business?
By molesting and killing mongooses ...
Seriously, we will modestly and humbly try to do our best, and we are quite aware we won't
ever be able to make a living with the kind of gloomy and dirty music we play. People
around us (label, booking...) are very helpful and are implied in the project.
... well, we don't really know ...
A small and independant label, like Dental Records, that's fine for us now.
Maybe a record label with a psychological department specially conceived for mentally
sick people like us ... !!!
There was a cool shop called Surfer Rosa in Strasbourg, but unfortunately it has definitely
closed...so we currentlty don't know another interesting one... So, if you come in Alsace, as
a consolation, you absolutely have to try choucroute and flamed pies which both are
inescapable gastronomic specialities, not to mention the wine and the Terrible Munster
Cheese , our local bio-weapon !
And, if you wouldn't mind, I have one more question. in a recent email that you sent me, you mentioned that you were entering the studio to begin work on the follow up to Cloister of Radiance (haveI mentioned what a brilliant album that is?) . . . have you set a completion date yet? What
stage is that work in? Any songs in pre-production?
Not before. We are currently working on new stuff. A few songs are already done.