tempobet yeni adresi

EN NL
like this interview
21/01/2014 : ILLUSTRATION SONORE - Nothing was really planned for this album, it came out naturally after 2 years of existence of the band.. We didn’t pray for it neither, we just did it ourselves! 21/01/2014 : ILLUSTRATION SONORE - Nothing was really planned for this album, it came out naturally after 2 years of existence of the band.. We didn’t pray for it neither, we just did it ourselves! 21/01/2014 : ILLUSTRATION SONORE - Nothing was really planned for this album, it came out naturally after 2 years of existence of the band.. We didn’t pray for it neither, we just did it ourselves! 21/01/2014 : ILLUSTRATION SONORE - Nothing was really planned for this album, it came out naturally after 2 years of existence of the band.. We didn’t pray for it neither, we just did it ourselves! 21/01/2014 : ILLUSTRATION SONORE - Nothing was really planned for this album, it came out naturally after 2 years of existence of the band.. We didn’t pray for it neither, we just did it ourselves!

ILLUSTRATION SONORE

Nothing was really planned for this album, it came out naturally after 2 years of existence of the band.. We didn’t pray for it neither, we just did it ourselves!


21/01/2014, Kris NAGELS


EN

Illustration Sonore

I/S is a synth duo composed of Cristina (aka Froe Char) and Dasz (also in Dolina and Ame de Boue...).
I/S started in 2010 and have played many concerts in Belgium, France, Germany and Italy.
I/S uses variations of electricity to control oscillators and frequency modulations.
I/S likes to connect synths with drum machines and a to add lot of delays over it all, for confusion.
I/S can be described as synth-gaze, dark-wave or no-future pop.
I/S abuses of the technics of patterns, arpeggios, cadavre exquis, collage, and the art of masks.
I/S draws its inspiratrion in synth pop and surrealism.
I/S takes seriously the results of chance and magic in creation.
I/S has no artistic pretentions but has sexual intentions.
I/S has no fetishism for the old nor obsessions for the new.
I/S drops a little light on human emotions.
I/S means Illustration sonore.
I/S stands for free minds.

After a 2 tracks contribution to the last compilation "Circuit d'actes" on La Forme Lente, their first LP "Undisciplined strips of Emotions" is coming out in november 2013 on Medical Records

For the people who don't know Illustration Sonore yet, how would you describe your music?

Daniel: It’s hard to describe our own music because it has many directions. When I’m asked, I simply describe it as “a kind of darkwave” even if darkwave has many different meanings depending of the period and the place it is used. Our friend Erwane (Merci la nuit) has invented “synthgaze” (a contraction of synthpop and shoegaze) to jock about bands who don’t stop watching their synths while playing drowned and melancholic synthpop, like us... But I think our music is much more dynamic and rhythmic than shoegaze!

Christina: I don't want describe it! It's contemporary music, another emotional waves into the sea..

The new full length album "Undisciplined Strips of Emotion" is out on Medical Records, what song on the album are you most proud off and why?

Christina: Obviously, i'm proud of all the album, but i prefer the firsts songs we made together as Divinatorium or Die Gefhulduselei, that are born with bass guitar and others instruments or black lights and vision & prayer, the firsts made with the stuff we use right now. But if i've to choose, i think i will say flying lights, cause it's always so melodic, easy, and emotionally direct.

Daniel: My favorite song is “Blacklights”. It’s one of the first song we made together. It’s so simple but I can’t be bored of it… It always makes me wanna dance like a fool.

The Album is full of emotion, darkness & mystery, the songs "Black Lights", "Our Bodies" and "Vision & Prayer" are outstanding tracks. Is there a lot of Vision & Prayer needed to produce such a strong album?

Daniel: Thank you for you nice words. Personally, I am blind concerning the music I make. I move forward and after some time, I look back and try to make things coherent. It can take much time. Nothing was really planned for this album, it came out naturally after 2 years of existence of the band..
We didn’t pray for it neither, we just did it ourselves!

Christina: I think Daniel don't really get your questions eheh. For me there's a lot of vision in our music. For sure, there's not a prayer in this album, cause we made everything in a materialistic way, but i think there's always a secret struggle, inside-out, to take the means of the things we do. These songs are full of images and feelings, the whole spectrum of human conditions into the world we used to live.

You have your own record label called "Spielzeug Muzak", why did you choose to release the album on Medical ?

We think the best reward we can have as musicians is to make our sounds travelling as far as possible. We feel like if we were travelling ourselves. It was a complete fate that the US label Medical records contacted us precisely when we were finishing the very last mixes for the album. And we are very happy of this coincidence. In fact, we just discovered this excellent label!

Christina, almost simultaneously with the I/S album release, you released the "Froe Char - Fossils" album, your own project. It's so fragile & intense with glooming synths, it feels like you needed to express some ideas and emotions in a seperate project, something you couldn't share throught I/S, is that correct?

Yes, it's correct but it's normal. I can't share everthing with someone else... as Daniel can't share everthing with me. I've my memories and places where go when I do music alone. It's something like a trip... Alone i can go everywhere. In two, we have to choose together.
It's not better or worse, only different, and I love each other.

Last year 12 september you played a live gig at Bar Nadar Antwerp and now Underground Wave has organised a new show the 24th of january with Illustration Sonore playing live together with Merci La Nuit and :codes. What can people expect?

Daniel: What can be more exciting than a meeting under the waves?

Christina: It will be stronger than last time, we are 3 bands, all friends, it will be very fun. People have to come!

24.01 Illustration Sonore live @ De Kleine Hedonist - Antwerp - B
 

Kris NAGELS
21/01/2014


NL

De Nederlandse versie van dit interview kan uw lezen op www.darkentries.be

Kris NAGELS
21/01/2014


Music reviews

14
06
TERMINAL SERIOUS
Gift For You
10
06
SAMHAIN
Experiment
09
06
CELESTIAL NORTH
When The Gods Dance
12
05
SHE HATES EMOTIONS
Space and time
11
05
THIS CAN HURT
A Darker Shade Of Blue
22
04
DEAD MAN'S HILL
Inner Journeys Through The Living Temples Of Water

NEWSLETTER

Subscribe to our weekly newsletter.

NEWS

16
06
44 years ago Suicide performed their legendary '23 minutes over Brussels'!
15
06
Roobanok: new talent on SkyQode
15
06
Today it’s exactly 43 years ago since Joy Division released their debut studio album Unknown Pleasures (15 June 1979).
14
06
Industrial band, The Royal Ritual addresses organized religion ethics with debut LP, /Martyrs/
14
06
TELESKOP releases new EP on Progress Productions
13
06
Toxikk Deception releases new album through DSBP Records

Concert reviews

14
06
WULF7 + THE JUGGERNAUTS
11/06/2022 - LIVE AT THE BAROCK - BRUGGE
14
06
'N TALES, INTERZONE, GROUND NERO
At B52 Club Eeernegem
24
05
STAATSEINDE
Staatseinde live @Kinky Star - 14 mei 2022
13
05
WUK
A try-out that became a book...
21
10
NICK CAVE
Nick Cave & Warren Ellis - 2021 Tour - Stadsschouwburg, Antwerp- 20/10/2021

GET A COPY OF OUR MAGAZINE
SEND TO YOUR HOME

INTERVIEWS

18
05
PUSSY RIOT
Unfortunately, everyone only understood what Putin is like when he started a war in Ukraine.
18
05
HAGAR THE WOMB
Now we know the audience will help us out when we forget the lyrics.
18
05
HETZE
We all work with homeless people on a daily basis and we try to be actively involved in their struggle.
20
04
NINO SABLE
I am not a friend of boxed content...
13
04
ECHO ROAD
'There was no easy way or any shortcut to be taken in terms of producing something truly representative of the human experience. We simply had to ‘just do it'.'

PHOTOS

23
06
THE JESUS & MARY CHAIN
Trix Antwerpen
22
06
MONROE SUPPORT ALICE COOPER
Mitsubishi Electric Halle Düsseldorf
22
06
ALICE COOPER
Mitsubishi Electric Halle Düsseldorf
21
06
EINSTURZENDE NEUBAUTEN
AB Brussel
19
06
GARY NUMAN
New Waves Day Oberhausen
19
06
PINK TURNS BLUE
New Waves Day Oberhausen
19
06
THE CASSANDRA COMPLEX
New Waves Day Oberhausen

ADVERTISE
IN PEEK-A-BOO

VIDEO CLIPS

26
06
AMBASSADOR21
FUCKALLSYSTEMS
25
06
CIRCLE OF DUST
Outside In
24
06
LUH
Beneath The Concrete
23
06
EARTHSET
SO WHAT!?
22
06
DIORAMA
ZSA
21
06
MIEL NOIR
L’ennemi
20
06
POESIE NOIRE
Déjà Vu