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Monday, July 5, 2010
INTERVIEW WITH PROSPECTIVE
Prospective might be new fort he electrogothscene but with the album „Perfect Evolution Of Humanity“, they definitely deserve their place on that planet… Time for a chat!!!!
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE THE MUSIC FROM PROSPECTIVE?
Well, in my opinion, Prospective is a symbiosis of emotional Dark-Electro and a cynical way of humour - a mixture that is not easy to be described. Our aim was to create Dark-Electro with a pure and natural female voice - without any distortion, technical effects or anything else. Listening to our album, I think we did a quite good job. :-)
ON YOUR DEBUTALBUM THERE WAS MORE AN INFLUENCE COMING FROM THE GOTHSOUND BUT ON THIS NEW ALBUM THAT SEEMS TO BE AWAY, NOT?
This gothic influence did not vanish - it just changed the way it was processed in our work. Our albums are reflections of ourselves. We use all of our deepest emotions, contradictions and distractions to make music that is far away from beeing trivial - so it is obvious that each of our albums comes up with a different sound. Moreover, Prospective is a young band that is constantly working on its creational and musical development process. We know, what we want - and we know, that we still have not reached the point where we want to be!
I ALWAYS THOUGHT MIXING UP EBM AND GOTH IS KIND OF STRANGE…
Well, it depends. Today it seems impossible to distinguish all these styles from each other. Especially in the underground Dark music scene, more and more styles of music are mixed in such an intense way, that each genre definition is lost or changed into another, new genre definition. Even bands are often not able to tell which genre they really belong to. But to answer your question: No, it is not strange - the only thing that appears strange to us is, that everybody tries tosplit all these styles from each other - although nobody is able to anymore. *laughing*
IF YOU LOOK BACK ON YOUR DEBUT, WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN NOW AND THEN YOU THINK?
It is our know-how! We improved our way of producing and song-writing in a technical and professional way like we also improved the whole creational process in order to work on new releases. We produce music the way we like it – because we love music!
WHEN I REVIEWED YOUR ALBUM I WAS REFERRING TO L’AME IMMORTELLE BECAUSE OF CAROLA’S VOICE AND TO DIE FORM BECAUSE OF ITS FETISH-STYLE.
I am often confronted with being compared to L`ame Immortelle. I really appreciate Sonja as an musician and as an artist – but to be honest – I feel that the colour of our hair is the only thing that we have in common. But the more often people draw this comparison, the more it makes me proud. Although that there is only one song in the fetish / sexual vein like Die Form, we are more than proud to be compared with this great band.
FETISH OR SM SEEM TO PLAY A BIG PART IN YOUR MUSIC, REFLECTION OF YOUR LIFESTYLE?
As I already said before - there is only one Prospective song that deals with fetish topics. But of course we know everything about these things - we are no innocent lambs... :-)
I KNOW IT’S A MATTER OF TASTE BUT IF YOU HEAR YOUR ALBUM, IT STARTS WITH WOMEN SCREAMING FOR HELP….OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT… SOME PEOPLE WILL THINK SUCH THINGS MUST BE LIKE A TABOO.
In our everyday life and in our society, the point of taboos has became more and more obsolete - or to say it in a more direct way: here aren’t any taboos any longer. Watching TV, you are constantly confronted with corpses, dead bodies and violence around the clock. In comparison to this, our samples are more than harmless.
THE SM-THING ALSO IS REFLECTED IN “LOVELY CRUEL PUNISHER”. DON’T TELL ME YOU DON’T LIKE TO SCHOCK PEOPLE
I’m addicted to it! :-) This song is a result of a time when I was a single, and there was one boring afternoon - so the song was born.
WHAT I LIKE SO MUCH ABOUT YOUR MUSIC IS THAT IT HAS A SORT OF VISAGE, I MEAN MANY ELECTRONIC ACTS ARE LIKE INVISIBLE ACTS AND MOST OF THE TIMES ICE COLD TOO….
Thank you! This is really the point we try to realize with Prospective - creating great Dark-Electro filled with emotions. It’s great to hear that we succeeded.
DO YOU FEEL LIKE YOU’RE PART OF ANY SCENE OR IS IT MORE A MATTER FROM DOING YOUR OWN THING.
Not in every way! I often do things on my own. But more and more people seem to forget that this music scene is not just a gathering of some freaks. It is one scene with people that share the same thoughts and mindsets - so we all have to stick together!
AS FOR MUSIC, IS YOUR MUSICWORLD DOMINATED BY ELECTRONIC THINGS OR DO YOU LISTEN TO LOTS MORE?
It is not just Electronics - it is so much more we are listening to. We appreciate all kinds of music - except Hip Hop and R’n’B.
WHAT’S YOUR OPINION ABOUT THE SCENE TODAY….I MEAN SOME SAY THE SCENE IS DYING, THAT’S WHY THE BIGGEST GOTHZINE (GOTHTRONIC) SHUT DOWN RECENTLY….
Well, our scene is developing in a strange and critical way - but in my opinion, it will never die. I think, this whole scene is in progress to change into something really big and important. So therefore we should keep calm and wait for the things to come. But I am really sorry to hear that thing about Gothtronic. They have always been some of the few who were able to do interviews that are not silly or completely insane.
I ASK THIS EVERYBODY…. WHAT’S YOUR FAVE RECORD OF ALL TIME AND PLEASE STATE WHY….
Oh no, there is not just one - there are three of them!
Deine Lakaien – Kasmodiah (great voice, great instruments) VNV Nation – Of Faith Power and Glory ( I love the lyrics of Ronan) Colony 5 – Buried again ( Partyyyyyyyyyyyyyy *laughing*)
THE LAST WORD IS YOURS!!!!!!
Didier, thank you so much for the interview and thank you for all the great work you are doing - I really appreciate that!
Never stop living your dream and keep on loving music!