I have no idea what my AFTERLIFE SYMPHONY would sound like. Once I’m dead I am dead but it would be cool to hear what music my life sounds like. Anders Ekdahl ©2016
What is this band really all about?
-This band is nothing but a Merry company of guys who want to convey a message, convey emotions and we decided to do it through music, the most poetic of languages.
Is there a difference in people’s attitude towards you if you don’t come from a cool place like LA or NY or London?
-surely is not the same thing. Coming from a small village in North Italy and come to New York causes of differences, but we like to think that from here, from our village, we leave a few on this trip, when maybe from a metropolis move many people to realize their dream. Has its pros and its cons: be many is definitely a highlight, a stand that there can be any time, while the opposite part, from here we don’t confuse us into the mass (ahahah)
When you release an album that get pretty good reviews how do you follow up on that? do you feel that you have a sound all your own that follows on from album to album? How important is identification from album to album to you?
-Does really enjoy receiving good reviews about the job done, although, you know, are the bad ones a grow away. Yes, although we only two albums, we feel we have already some sort “footprint” and plan to keep it going in the next creations: that’s our. Each album is a world unto itself, a unique adventure, so it’s really important that whenever I, we, or any audience member plays a single part and can attribute to this or that album.
What is the biggest challenge in the creation of an album, to write the songs or to come up digitally or is physical still cooler with really good songs?
-The biggest challenge is definitely create, retain impression we were talking about before, our personality. Digital is the new frontier, but should not be the only, so our intention is to write good songs, which convey something, even if only for a moment.
I saw Dave Grohl’s documentary about Sound City and it made me wonder what it is about analogue recording that you don’t get with digital? Have you ever recorded analogue?
-No, we never had the pleasure of recording in analogue. The difference lies in the moment, in the registration. The result is a charge that then you go to imprint on the tape. You know, analogue stuffs have warmth that digital can mimic, even very good, but not to reproduce.
How do you view your sound? Would you say that you have a sound that is all your own and that I’d recognize it instantly?
-Good question. We see our sound like a baby growing, which has yet to mature, but it already has within it the elements that characterize once grew. The voice of Anna is definitely the highlight, that lets you reconnect a song to us, but also the atmosphere and orchestral elements, we feel them much. You can play the same instrument in a thousand different ways.
How important are the lyrics and what message do you want to purvey?
-The lyrics are half done, as far as I’m concerned. First come the ones, then the music. Are themselves a major source of inspiration for the songs! Our message? There are many, but definitely one of the main ones is: do not miss the “wonder” in front of the life.
What part does art work for album covers play in the world of the band?
-The artworks of our albums have a very important role for us, are like the keystone of an arch, a fixed point that leads back to every single song of that album. They say that in artistic works, the title is what complete, what helps us reconnect to a certain thought or historical moment. For us it is the same with the artwork.
When you play live do you notice a degree of greater recognition from the fans with each new time you pass through town?
-We’re still at the beginning of our journey to live so we cannot respond neither affirmative nor denying it happens. But we can see higher turnouts to our channels and on socials: right now, they serve as indicators.
What do you see in the future?
-The desire to continue and many ideas to throw it on paper. We see a chance