Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Nervecide Interview

1. Can you tell us a little bit more about this project for those that have never heard of you before?

Nervecide is something i've created with the purpose to find something new in the world of extreme music: from the music itself and how it is composed 
to the ways it is distibuted to the audience.

2. How would you describe your musical sound?

I've been always fascinated with sounds and their shapes, how they can fit together even if they looks so differently.
Industrial Ambient and Death Meatl are a perfect example of that : if you listen to " fractal flood " you can find out how perfect can sound a Theremin solo
in a typical death metal mid-tempo.
So my purpose is to find something that can grow organically, it's not just to put some electronic fx in a song: 
the title track is divided in two parts, but the second, which a classic ambient mood, is the harmonic evolutions of the Pt.1 coda and so on.
I know it's an ambitious quest, but i don't have any label to deal with, so i can afford to make some mistakes eh eh 

3. What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the music?

Lyrics follow a concept : Impermanence is the absence of permanence, means that everything is in an everlasting change, that change is the only 
thing that never changes!
This topic, which is typical of buddhism, can be applied on how the perception we have of the world around us change on our inner perceptions, 
and how our perceptionscan change on the changing of the world.
It is a circle, where the only thing that never change is the changing and the cover image is a representation of this : fro the roots to the human form to 
the fog and to the roots once again, everything is state passage.

4. What is the meaning and inspiration behind the bands name?

Nerves are the endings who establish the connection with the reality, thanks to nerves we feel pain,heat,cold,pleasure and the emotions that follow,
when a nerve dies is like losing a part of body, so killing all the nerves ( the nervecide ) represent a disconnection form the world around us.
It is a state of isolation that can be read in a negative or in a positive way, it depends, as always, by how and way we reach this state.

5. Currently there is only 1 member in the band, are you planning on expanding the line up in the future or do you choose to remain solo?

I really don't know, i created Nervecide as a need of expression, i'd like to bring the songs on the stage but i have to find the right people and the right
situation : i played for almost 10 yrs in a " traditional band " ( Cadaveric Crematorium ) and i made with them hundred of gigs, it has been really cool,
i miss the stage but,i need to be really sure of what i'm doing to envolve myself in something like this once again.

6. Currently you are unsigned, are you looking for a label and if so what kind of label do you feel that would be a perfect fit for the music?

No chance in hell! As i said in the first question, i'm tying to do something new not in the music only, but in the way to reach the people also : 
the album is available in free downloading on bandcamp and reverbnation and this is possibile because of the absence of a phisycal cd, which
it hasn't to be distributed or printed or produced ecc ecc
Cd won't last any longer: music lives on the net and more often people doesn't even download music anymore, they just stream it.
This erase the barrier from the musician to the listener, without a label brokerage.
I'm not an utopist that think that music ( and generally, art ) should be for free, but i don't even claim of being the next biog thing, i jsut need to 
express myself and i like to do it this way. 
On the musical side, even in the smallest indipendent undergroung home-made labels there are some guidelines that has to be followed by the bands 
( in the music you do,in the name you have, in the artwork ecc ecc ), but i wanna do exactly what i want with this band labels and no distros! 

7. On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of brutal death metal?

It is quite early to look at the feedback: the record has been released 3 days ago and i'm reaching fans and contacts pratically door to door ( the dark side of the 
self made promotions ),but for now i can say i'm satisfied seeing that contacts, downloads, streaming are growing day by day.

8. Are there any other musical projects besides this band or is this a full time line up?

I gave Nervecide every minute of free time in last 2 years, i'd like to start another project of pure industrial ambient music, but i also hope that promoting
Impermanence will take some more time in next months!

9. What direction do you see your music heading into on future releases?

As we discussed before i think music is moving to a great fragmentation, a downshifting : there will be less Big Bands/Labels who will catalyze the traditional 
music business ( CD, Merch, Big Tour ecc ecc ) and will make more difficoult for the new ones to get a " normal career "  and will push them to new forms of distribution 
such as foundraising, self productions, mp3 ecc ecc
On the other hand this new technologies shortened the life of the bands:
if you focus on this now you can listen to hundred new albums every week,in this terabytes of music it's very hard to emerge and even if you 
write the " black album " of your generation you wont probably last a month in the 90% iPhones out there.
The positive thing is that litterally every band of the planet has the chance to spread their music worldwide.
a place 

10. What are some bands or musical styles that have influenced your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?

I listen to everything, as you maybe imagine, i'd like a lot of electronic music and death metal, but i also love rap, classical, jazz...
i don't have any prejudice while i approach an album, it's just good or bad.

11. Outside of music what are some of your interests?

Muay Thai, weight lifting, reading, traveling, cooking...

12. Any final words or thoughts before we wrap up this interview?

Thanks very much for the chance you gave me to speak of Nervecide and promote it, support music made with passion!

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