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Sunday, May 30, 2010
INTERVIEW WITH RABIA SORDA
If you divide Hocico in two do you have Dulce Liquido and Rabia Sorda then? If only life could have been that simple but it isn’t as Rabia Sorda is the personal outlet from Erk. Why it differs from Hocico is better explained to the man himself…
HELLO ERK, EVEN IF YOUR ALBUM IS NAMED “NOISE DIARY” IT IS A BIT MORE ACCESIBLE AS THE STUFF YOU DID WITH HOCICO, NOT?
I call it “more open”, I try to blend influences from different music styles, mainly rock and punk music, along with killer melodies to create the Rabia Sorda sound.
I GUESS, SO MANY PEOPLE WANNA KNOW BUT WHY DO YOU WANT TO HAVE YOUR SOLOPROJECT IF YOU’RE PLAYING IN ONE OF THE MOST SUCCESFULL EBM-ACTS EVER?
Back in 2003, there was a moment when I felt like I have to explore music in another direction to feel complete. I didn’t think much about it, I just had to do it, It was an inner call.
WHEN YOU STARTED HOCICO, DID YOU EVER HAD IN MIND, THAT IT’D BE SUCH A SUCCES?
To be honest… I knew Hocico would bring us something good, but I didn’t expect it to be this good. I’m glad to know we are playing our own game after all these years. We can be loud, nasty and we can say the things the way we fucking want.
IF I HEAR YOUR MUSIC, I HEAR SOMEONE WHO IS SCREAMING OUT HIS DEMONS…SO IS YOUR MUSIC SOME KIND OF CATHARSIS THEN?
It is a way to expel my demons but it is a way to picture the world the way I see it to and to share it.
YOU CAN’T SAY YOUR MUSIC IS THAT FRIENDLY, NOT?
Well I hope it is friendly for the sick ones…
BEING AN EBM-LOVER MYSELF I GOT ASKED SO MANY TIMES THIS QUESTION : “DO YOU CALL THIS MUSIC ???????”, WHAT DO YOU ANSWER TO THAT ERK?
Fuck off and walk away! Go back and listen to your radio pop shit, I have more important things to do now.
AS FOR YOUR OWN TASTE, DO YOU LISTEN TO OTHER STUFF TOO?
I am very open minded in regards to Music, I listen to many different music styles, including world music, metal, rock, hard core punk, all kinds of electronic music…
WHAT ARE THE THINGS THAT INSPIRE YOU?
Traveling, people, the third world,… in general my minds gets stimulated by any thing or any one who can leave a mark on my everyday life.
BEING HERE IN EUROPE, I HAVE A BIT OF A STRANGE VIEW ABOUT SOUTH AMERICA. BUT IF I SEE ALL THESE THINGS ON THE NET, I MUST BELIEVE THAT EBM AND GOTH ARE HUGE OVER THERE, OR IS THAT JUST A FALSE INTERPRETATION?
You are not wrong at all, the underground/industrial scene in Central and South America is fairly extensive nowadays, in my own experience Mexico City, Santiago de Chile, Buenos Aires, Lima have an ever growing and very supportive scene.
YOU SOON WILL BE AGAIN IN BELGIUM, IS THE RABIA SORBIA PART OF SOME TOUR?
We were already touring clubs in Europe during the last quarter of 2009 and the first quarter of 2010 and we are currently playing the summer festivals in Europe too.
HOW DIFFICULT IT MIGHT TO ANSWER, HOW DOES EUROPE DIFFERS FROM SOUTH AMERICA? (MUSIC, CONCERTWISE THAT IS).
It can be very complex to answer to that, I would Say the audiences tend to be wilder in America, but we have had out of control experiences in Europe too, so there is no big differences I can tell right now. I love to play both places.
AS I’M FROM BELGIUM, I GUESS AN EBM-MUSICIAN LIKE YOU MUST HAVE A SPECIAL LOVE FOR BELGIUM, NOT?
I have a very special place in my heart and soul for Belgian bands for Belgium is the land of EBM and dark electronic music. It all began there. I’m very glad to see bands like Vomito Negro and Klinik back in the scene.
OFTEN YOUR LYRICS DEALS ABOUT THE DANGER FROM LIVING IN A BIG CITY. THERE WILL BE PEOPLE AROUND WHO WILL ACCUSE YOU OF MAKING AGGRESSIVE MUSIC EVEN IF YOUR SONGS ARE LIKE PROTESTS, ARE YOU MISUNDERSTOOD A LOT?
I don’t care for people accusing me for making aggressive music or anything else, I make the music I like and I say the things the way I want to.
I JUST WANNA KNOW, WAS RABIA SORDA A REACTION AGAINST DULCE LIQUIDO, OR IS THAT JUST BECAUSE BOTH OF YOU HAVE TOO MANY INSPIRATION?
Rabia Sorda came into my life just in the right time, in the moment I needed I and I consider it part of my natural evolution as a musician.
I KNOW WHAT HOCICO MEANS, BUT WHAT MEANS RABIA SORDA?
It means “Deaf Rage” and it pretty much defines my attitude towards life. Rabia Sorda is a feeling, a reaction and a way of thinking for me. In a very personal sense, it means that I’m deaf to other’s opinions about me.