We all need a little LOVE MACHINE in ourt lives. So sit back and let this band take you on a journey. Anders Ekdahl ©2018
Do you notice that there is an anticipation for you to release an album? Have you built a large enough following for people to eagerly await a new album?
-Well.. Our last studio album, the nite, was out in 1996… more people asked us to hear something new and now… we are here again!!
Is it important for you that a new album picks up where the previous left off? How important is continuity?
Yes… we noticed that, unfortunately for more reasons we couldn’t have continuity in the past… and -the time pass away faster! I think the new album in a new open door for the band and it comes in the right time.
Was it hard for you to come up with a sound for this album that you all could agree on?
-I think universe of minds is a very good album. We wrote 4/5 songs long time ago. Other songs included the singles in the last 2 years and we wrote the last 2 song two mounths before starting the recording sessions…
Everyone of us is very happy about the job done. We have a great sound, great songs, and a very good production.
How important are the lyrics to you? What kind of topics do you deal with?
-Yes very important… Our lyrics talk about real life… facts and situations about our everyday lifes… work, job, families, love, worlds facts….
How important is the cover art work for you? How much do you decide in choosing art work?
-The art work is the very important.. sometimes you can listen bad music on some cds…but with a great cd books..
We found a simple cover art, with basic red color and we thought was perfect for this cd… this cover art capture the eyes…
How important is having a label to back you up today when you can just release your music on any sort of platform online?
Are there any negative consequences to music being too readily available to fans?
-In this times a record company makes more job for the musicians and in our case, Volcano Records is working hard and very good for us opening closed doors until now.
The musician have to do the musician… compose the songs, record them, play live..
For other things must be someone doing that….
We can daily found on in releases with bad quality… Bad songs, bad quality recording…
Everyone can makes a cd and put it online… I think at the same time there is too much bad music around more than some years ago.
I guess that today’s music climate makes it harder for a band to sell mega platinum. How do you tackle the fact that downloading has changed how people consume music?
-It’s a tragedy! Universe of minds was out online on 2 feb…. The day after a friend of mine found it online with Free downloading…….. isn’t good for the music market and especially for the musicians
Does nationality matter today when it comes to breaking big. Does nationality play a part in if or not you will make it big internationally?
-I think yes, is difficult for an italian band playing heavy metal… for our traditional Pizza mandolino and sanremo Italian F… music….
More fans and people tell us about this, the says “If u were a german band you could be more famous…”
I use Spotify and Deezer but only as compliment to buying CDS (it’s easier to just have your phone or pad when you’re out) but I fear that soon music as we know it will be dead and buried. What are your worries as a band?
-I think it will be always more difficlut for the bands, we are worried about the live shows… More venues, live pubs, here in italy are closing and is very difficult to find new places where to play.
Few places, too much bands… especially tribute bands.
What does the future hold for you?
-Well.. in September we’ll do a second part of our Italian tour, after we’ll play in Switzerland and we are trying to organize a little European tour for the 2019.
Also we are starting to work on a new material for the new album…we hope can be out again in a couple of years!!