Okay here we go with a band whose name I have no idea what it is. But since the music wasn’t too shabby I’ll give Был замечен… a chance to tell us their story. Anders Ekdahl ©2017
When the band came into creation what was the main purpose for it?
-Satisfaction of own pride and vanity, of course. As it usually happens. For second it was the desire to create music which I’d like to listen to.
How hard is it to come up with a sound that is all yours? What bits’n’pieces do you pick up from other stuff to make it your sound?
-I think there is no such thing like BZ… sound. It can be very different from gig to gig, from one song to another. But there is an idea, a core that can be discovered under any mask and arrangement. All of BZ… music consists of, how you called it, “bits’n’pieces”, so it can be a really long list if I try to write it down here. It will be more interesting and intriguing if our listeners discover these elements by themselves. More and more, time after time.
I have no idea what kind of creative process you guys go through but how hard is it to record and release new songs?
-Depends of many conditions. Usually it’s not as easy as we’d like to.
Today technology allows you to record at home and release your music digitally. But in doing so is there a risk that you release songs too soon, before they are fully ready to be launched at an audience?
-If you think you’re an artist and you produce your music by yourself, you should be your own judge and control all the creativity process. Nobody will hold your hand and tell you to “do this” or “do that”. So of course it’s possible to release shit, but it’s as possible as piss your pants. I mean, if you make your art good enough, it won’t be bad. In this way, I think it is not “risky”. If the question means “would the audience be fully ready for your songs?” it’s more for marketers than for musicians. They know better whether they would be ready or not. Unfortunately, I don’t.
I for one feel that the change of how people listen to music today, by downloading it and expecting to get it for free, will kill music as we know it. What kind of future is there for recorded music?
-We can build many hypotheses but it’s hard to predict. Everything is possible.
What kind of responses have you had to your recorded music? What has been the thing that has gotten the most attention?
-Mostly positive and one 2/10 on some prog rock resource. Usually people paid attention to eclecticism, combination of unexpected elements and loudness. As it was conceived.
We live in a world where there are no real distances between people communicating anymore. What has been the most surprising contact so far?
-I’m afraid there was no one really special.
Do you feel like you are a part of a greater community playing in a band?
-If you mean exactly in borders of the band, the answer is yes. I think it’s very important for such collective as a music group to work like a well-tuned mechanism. This is the case where whole is more than sum of parts. If you mean in borders of scene or something like that, then I’ll answer no.
What is the live scene like for you? Do you feel that playing live helps building a bigger following?
-Live scene is the platform where the artist can show his own art in some way. No less or more. Yes I’ll agree that live playing helps to find more listeners but it also depends on what and for whom you’re playing.
What plans do you have for the future?
-You will hear about them first.