tempobet yeni adresi
like this interview
14/11/2020 : PROYECTO MIRAGE - I Think We Needed A Break 14/11/2020 : PROYECTO MIRAGE - I Think We Needed A Break 14/11/2020 : PROYECTO MIRAGE - I Think We Needed A Break

PROYECTO MIRAGE

I Think We Needed A Break


14/11/2020, Stef COLDHEART


Set up in 1990 by the Madrid (Spain) duo Alicia H. Willen Francisco Planellas, PROYECTO MIRAGE has released multiple noticeable productions over the years. Inspired by a very varied number of bands and music styles, this eclecticism is also reflected in the band’s work, which however has been mainly linked with Industrial music. Their new album “Reptilians Are Watching Us” released on Hands is their first full length in seven years. It also reveals an impressive mix of influences; a raw production mixing Industrial and EBM with much more vocals than in the past. Time to ask a few questions to Francisco Planellas.

You’re based in Madrid, which has been seriously affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. How did you experience the pandemic so far and what has been the impact on your artistic- and private life?

It hasn't been an easy year; first the confinement and then the recommendations to go out as little as possible, cancellation of festivals, including the WGT and FOH. It was sad, but on the other hand, the first months of confinement helped us to work on the album since we had much more time.

2020 also marks the 30th anniversary of Proyecto Mirage and the release of a new album, which is the first one in seven years! What does it all evoke and mean to you?

It has not been a special year to us, just one more... although it means a lot of years (lol). We have been working on new material for a long time to publish a new album, but we didn’t achieve anything in a concrete way... I think we needed a break.

Let’s talk about the new work “Reptilians Are Watching Us”; what is the album and its title all about and how did this album take shape?

We always liked mythology; ancient mythology mixed with conspiracy theories is fascinating and some like the reptilians ones are enormously elaborate and fun...

When we decided to dedicate the album to this theme, the lyrics started to come out easily, it was a very entertaining process.

I experienced the album as more diversified than previous works; more vocals, less Industrial-like and more into other Electronic influences. How do you explain this evolution and especially compared to your early productions?

I couldn't tell you, those things are more noticeable when you take more perspective... certainly there is a noticeable difference with the first albums, but it has never been something premeditated.

We love Noise, Techno, Dark music ao... so we simply let ourselves go, and what comes out, comes out.

Industrial music has seriously evolved and even totally changed compared to the sound of the 80s and 90s. How do you see Industrial music today, but also the (r)evolution considering aspects as streaming, social media, technology etc.?

Styles are changing and that's positive. Society has changed a lot during recent years and music with it... no one expects to see Heavy-Metal or new Romantic bands like those of the eighties. Industrial music as a style, changes over time and blends with other styles, it is something logical and desirable.

PROYECTO MIRAGE is a great live band so I can imagine you were really excited to perform your new album on stage. How do you see things evolving and what do you expect from the next few months? Do you see alternatives and other activities instead of the good-old live shows?

Frankly, I hope that live shows will come back soon, although I'm not very optimistic right now. I don't think things are being done very well and that will probably be reflected in more months of confinement. It’s sad, streaming concerts are an alternative, but certainly not the same by far, much less this type of music. We hope it won't be a long time before we can get back on stage so we can deliver some live noise.

Stef COLDHEART
14/11/2020


Music reviews

23
02
THE HEAT INC.
EP
23
02
PIG
Pain Is God
22
02
ANTHONY JONES
Farewell To Flesh
18
02
WULF7
Dark Hate
17
02
DEAR DEER / EMBERS
Split
06
02
J:DEAD
A Complicated Genocide

NEWSLETTER

Subscribe to our weekly newsletter.

NEWS

05
03
44 years ago Kraftwerk released Trans Europe Express!
04
03
Electro/Industrial Artist I YA TOYAH Unleashes New Single & Video, 'Out Of Order'
04
03
Firestarter | Celebrating The Sound Of The Prodigy And The Impact Of Keith Flint who past away 2 years ago.
03
03
MATHLOVSKY ANNOUNCES NEWEST SINGLE AND LP
02
03
DINOSAUR JR. ANNOUCE NEWEST LP TO BE RELEASED IN APRIL
02
03
Through The Looking Glass | The Siouxsie & The Banshees Masterpiece Released 34 Years Ago Today!

Concert reviews

24
09
RED ZEBRA
29 augustus 2020 - Zarlarswing

GET A COPY OF OUR MAGAZINE
SEND TO YOUR HOME

INTERVIEWS

12
02
DIVE
We All Can Ask Us The Question ‘Where Do We Go From Here?'
10
02
RAYMOND WATTS (PIG)
'It’s not a re-discovery. It’s finding the way in to let the stuff out...'
02
02
JOHN 3:16
I regularly come across animal remains at various stages of decomposition. That started to affect me, and that's where the concept of the record was born.
07
01
MAMAN KUSTERS
‘Let’s Keep It Intriguing
16
12
THE BREATH OF LIFE
'No, I never considered quitting making music. Nor to taste good special beers.'

PHOTOS

25
09
PETER HEPPNER
Strandkorb Open Air Mönchengladbach
20
09
STAR-INDUSTRY
Liège New Wave Festival
20
09
DEER DEAR
Liège New Wave Festival
20
09
LARVA
Liège New Wave Festival
20
09
LIZARD SMILE
Liège New Wave Festival
20
09
DELERITAS
Liège New Wave Festival
20
08
JUSTIN SULLIVAN & GASTONE
Kreisverwaltung Groß-Gerau

ADVERTISE
IN PEEK-A-BOO

VIDEO CLIPS

06
03
ECHO BEATTY
SOLDIER ON FURLOUGH
05
03
THE ARCH
Alien Ann
04
03
MERCIFUL NUNS
Broken Column
03
03
BLOODY KNIVES
Reflection Lies
02
03
GAVIN FRIDAY
It's All Ahead Of You
01
03
THE BREATH OF LIFE
CRIME PASSIONNEL
28
02
LCN (LE CHOCOLAT NOIR)
N'Écoutez Pas Tous Les Conseils De Vos Amis (Official Music Video)