DUSK

I know of at least two or three bands named DUSK and this isn’t one of them. Apparently it is a very popular word to use as a band name. So let’s see what this band has to say for itself. Anders Ekdahl ©2016

When the band came into creation what was the main purpose for it?
-DUSK as an Industrial Metal Project started in 2013, the main Porpoise was to start a new musical trend and variation within the Metal leaving aside the danceable electronic inclination.

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?
-Well this is a very experimental project with a mixture of styles, including: Industrial Metal, Darkstep and Darkpsy all merged in a unique abstract analogue and digital sound, each track is like a dark hallucination.

I have no idea what kind of creative process you guys go through but how hard is it to record and release new songs?
-The Creative Process is very different for each track what comes hard is to identify the exact north of the track is it going to be, hard and raw, melodic, atmospheric or intense and fast so it really depends on how I feel.

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?
-Well in a way technology allows you also to be more accurate in every way, in equalization for example, but in my case each song goes through a very detailed exhaustive process and also a very systematic meticulous mastering in Germany, so I can get to the feeling that the track is finished and ready to be released in a very comfortable way.

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?
-I am not sure how the music Industry is going to evolve or how and the Artist can actually get any remuneration or compensation for the work, even the live sets are have a very low reward so it’s getting really hard and competitive, But a solution must be made.

What kind of responses have you had to your recorded music? What has been the thing that has gotten the most attention?
-Yes it is much unexpected when you create something really extreme far from dance music, on this electronic experiment you get opinions that like the songs are actually really cool and digestible.

We live in a world where there are no real distances between people communicating anymore. What has been the most surprising contact so far?
-For me been a Latin American producer its always amazing to get opinions from Asians, but putting things in perspective, since my music has almost no lyrics almost anyone on the planet can listen to it and simply be guided by what he feels and his own perception.

Do you feel like you are a part of a greater community playing in a band?
-Well I am not sure, I defiantly belong to some kind of different unusual community not as exposed as other Metal Groups or society’s, but a very open minded extreme Community I guess, Industrial is formed by many types of Metal Heads and other types of aggressive genres, that is the coolest part of making this type of Metal.

What is the live scene like for you? Do you feel that playing live helps building a bigger following?
-It is defiantly something that locally has to grow, in my specific case is very interesting to build and assemble a band to perform live.

What plans do you have for the future?
-The number one priority is to finish a full length album and release it after that assemble a Tour Band could be very exciting.

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