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Music has always been a big part of my life. The fascination of good melodies and how they can affect moods etc drives me forward. The music I create today is not a part of a ”project” yet. I’m taking tunes from inside my head and try to put them on tape instead of hiding them in my drawers. Some parts are good and can be used to write songs – Some parts are just bad. What song of yours is the one you like the most? Like trying to say which one of your kids you like the best is of course impossible. But I really like a song I wrote for my firstborn child. Just Because -> Lyrics: I wish I could have told you That you´re the reason why I get up in the morning Just to see your smile That is why I wrote this song for you – Just because I love you more than you know When you stand there smiling Whispering to me The smallest words for you now Are the biggest ones for me How do you write your music? In my profession I travel a lot so I try to make the best out of every situation so therefore I record all demos in different hotel rooms which you of course also can hear effecting the quality. Normally I have an idea or story that I want to capture and then I set the framework in Garageband. Nothing complicated. What is music? Music is great thing going in through your ears and body, creating magic. What influences do you have? I listen to all kinds of music, my passion is good and simple melodies. I love everything from The Beatles to Mötley Crüe. What´s the best experience you have had with your project? Best experience is probably getting feedback from friends and folks that listened to the songs and have comments to them. I don´t care much if you think it´s bad, I put them down to get them out of my head. What plans do you have this year? The… Keep Reading

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Kopf hoch

When we met, I guess we only had one thing in common: We all were always looking for the most intensive way to make music. But in general it´s kind of the most common boring story. We were all part of the punk-movement und played instruments in our childhoods as well, so it seemed natural to make music on our own. We made our first experiences in local bands and with tiny local concerts and entirely fell in love with the power that music has. But we felt that punk –  we did screamo and punk the most of our past – was limiting, was restricting our expressions and we explored  other kinds of music, we experimented with and actually do it as well. But our story shouldn´t matter, our music is what you should look at! What song of yours is the one you like the most? Kaleidoskop is the song we like most, but the song is best, when the album is listened to in a whole. How do you write your music? Actually we really don´t know how we write that stuff, how those songs happen. But in the beginning there is a thought we all share, a picture in mind like a city or ideas like that. We´re always discovering some tunes at home and let it collide in a jam while rehearsing. And we´re recording that stuff on a tiny mp3-recorder. Most of all the moments, when everyone just does, what is needed, you know, does what the music wants you to do, this is what we think is best. Later we pick that up and create a structure. So we´re paraphrasing that and arguing meanings and stories everyone of us has. We repeat that again and again und stop, when we feel everything is said. What is music? We think music can be a medium to transmit art, and unlike paintings, sculptures or performances of  fine arts it unfolds directly. You hear a song and you got a inner picture immediately. This is what separates music most from other ways to transmit information. Maybe… Keep Reading

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Speak Storms

I love all genres of music, so I have a few different projects with varying sounds. Speak Storms is my solo project, The Spillers is my band, and Cerebral Bloom is my hip-hop stuff. All of my projects, as well as some friends of mine, are released under Black Lungs Music. Black Lungs is a collective I started in 2014 to bring more art to one place. What song of yours is the one you like the most? “Graveyard Ball” by Speak Storms Lyrics: “Sugar skull up on the wall Sugar won’t you tell me all of everything Margot Clementine you’re mine Take my arm; we’ll walk the line At the lovely graveyard ball With all of my dead friends, they stand tall” How do you write your music? I write music by catching that inspiration when it’s in the air. Any moment can give you ideas. I try to make music that is new and unusual; something important. What is music? Music is an international languange. The world can speak through chords and connect instinctually. What influences do you have? My main influnces in music are definitely Bright Eyes and King Krule, but also a lot of Orchid Tapes stuff. What´s the best experience you have had with your project? I can’t name one special experience, but I always love when people approach me about my tunes, because even just that one person who found something in this makes it all worthwhile. What plans do you have this year? In 2016, I plan to take my time on what I release. I also would love to reach out to more fans and find others who are interested in what I do. Mention something you don´t like about your project. The thing is dislike most about my project, is that it’s mostly just me. I’d love to get help from others with a similar vision as myself. Mention the biggest sacrifice you did for your project. The biggest sacrifice I’ve made is probably time. I’ve spent countless days in my room playing guitar, or recording songs that never left my… Keep Reading

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Trompe L’Oeil

Once upon a time some Artists decided to create a Hip-Hop project for non-Hip-Hop listeners. They thought of a Global Concept, and then each of them starting bring their idea in their Expertise (Words, Music or Graphics) to build what would become TROMPE L’OEIL. We came to build an album that would be divided in 3 parts, each of them being released at specific dates in 2013. That allowed us also to evolve a lot on the sound on the 3 mini albums to fit even better with the lyrical contents. What song of yours is the one you like the most?   That would change depending on the mood, but we would pick for now “Procureurs Du Diable”. This is probably the most trip-hop”esque” song we did, with very dark and relaxing atmosphere. You can listen to the song on our Bandcamp page here: How do you write your music? The music comes first from the Concept of the Album or the Song. We define what would be the main idea and then create the lyrics and music. Regarding the music itself, we really wanted to bring some hip-hop flow to the songs but with a very detailed/rock based composition. The usual Rap instrumentals are very poor, and we wanted to please us and the listeners with music and lyrics as High as possible. What is music? Music is for the creator the way to become immortal. Music is for the listener the way to reach unknown universes. What influences do you have? A mix of alternative and independent music in many styles. If we go to other rap bands we appreciate, we would mention Dälek, Assassin or Kabal. What´s the best experience you have had with your project? Creating, sharing, arguing between each band members for the sake of a Song. What plans do you have this year? We all have had our projects outside of TROMPE L’OEIL. Some of us released a book, some of us released other music with different bands (see the page Coming back to TROMPE L’OEIL, we may prepare some new things… Keep Reading

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Three Way Plane

It was 2003 when me (Stratos), John and our previous drummer “dio” met at the Athens airport, returning from 3 different destinations (New York, Jamaica & Johannesburg) and while drinking coffee and discussing about music & surrealism in the 20th century, we decided to form a band with this name! What song of yours is the one you like the most? Maybe “Fall in Love with Fire” ’cause it’s the first song we ever recorded with Geo on drums and it’s always fun to play.  How do you write your music? Usually songs come from Stratos’ riffs or John’s bass-line but more often music comes from jamming & improvisation…so we even have songs that started from the rhythm of the drums.  What influences do you have? Too many to name and from different kinds of music.. From punk rock to jazz and from dub to post-rock  What´s the best experience you have had with your project? Hmm I believe the anniversary gig for our 10 years as a band in 2014 at Zero (an underground club in Athens we loved to play and doesn’t exist anymore)  What plans do you have this year? Having gigs as often as possible and releasing our next album in 2016, hopefully only on vinyl and bandcamp. We are not interested in cds anymore! We’re almost done with the mixes and we are working on ideas for the front cover. The single with “A Waltz of Unity & Love” and “New Destination” is already out on 7 inch vinyl from B-Otherside Records.  Mention something you don´t like about your project Living in Greece and making music here.  Mention the biggest sacrifice you did for your project. We sacrifice our money all the time…  What band, music project or solist from your city do you like? Why? The Screaming Fly! They are a great band, a power-trio like us, playing since 1992 with the same energy and passion. Not only they are good friends, but we also love and admire their music.  If your project was a word, what would it be? Psychotherapy  What´s your full… Keep Reading

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