When there are two artists in a project: is it better when they agree
musically or rather when they complete one another?
I think to agree musically, is a basic requirement for a common project,
to complement each other is a precious moment.
Does you music serve as a tool for you to explain your vision of the
world or rather it is a way you try to understand things that surround
us every day?
Music offers the possibility to process the surrounding world and still recognice
oneself in it. It is easy to lose self-awareness, to be distracted, to stop thinking
and to lose oneself. Music defines ones own self for the temporal space, in wich
it was created. The result can always be recalled as a reminder of what one has
been or still is, how much power one was able to produce, how weakness felt,
what kind of thoughts and words felt appropriate. A document of time,
like a diary or a picture.
Should making music be an effect of spontaneous creation or rather a
certain dose of distance and criticism is necessary?
Both. There is no contradiction.
"Taking nothing seriously" is like an emotional scream (or at times
weep) turned into sounds... what were you trying to express on that
And as the music seems to hit straight into the heart of the
listener I've got one more question: would you prefer your music make
people start feeling or thinking?
Firstly it describes the fight within oneself as human being. Then it shows how to pull oneself up
again and to win something positive from life. It is not a depressive album, it alternates between
desperation and peace of mind. Sometimes the best one can do is to shout one´s head off.
Naturally all this is meant to make people think and communicate and feel.
What are your live concerts like? Do you use any visualizations,
special effects to enrich your performance?
The typical performance of a "laptop band" on stage: two or three people standing behind a table,
hidden by their screens, tensely pulling faces. The problem is, mostly there is not enough timespace
at a festival for example to offer a more differenciated presentation on stage. Setting up and taking down
of equipment has to be quick and should not require too much room. We have, in the meantime reduced
our equipment as far as possible, so that one of us is controlling the devices and the other is up front with
the microphone. This amounts to a better interaction with the public. By the way...We are planning to move
in the video-direction, so if you know good video-artists, let us know.
"Angst" is to feature remixes of various artists. what determines the
choice of the artists?
Can a bit more about the release and your future
The choice of artists for remixes is actually very simple, naturally we must like the original track
and it must have a potential for new interpretation. there are many tracks that should not be
interpreted in a different way. But the main point is, that we are friends with the artist.
Presently we are working on new stuff.
And the last question: there are various reasons why people decide to
express themselves by means of music: what was it in your case?
Music is a universal language of emotions, understood by everyone.
Thank you very much.