I gotta admit that prior to doing this interview is was in the black about LOW FLYING HAWKS. Not any more thanks to the answers from Eddie HA. Anders Ekdahl ©2017
When the band came into creation, what was the main purpose for it?
-The main purpose has always been to create something we feel related to, create and transmit, basically compile all the sounds we have in our imagination and record them.
How hard is it to come up with a sound that is all yours? What bits and pieces do you pick up from other stuff to make it your sound?
-It shouldn’t be hard, it should flow and move along, sometimes fast sometimes takes more time but as we said earlier it is a compilation of all the music we love and listened for a long time which transforms inside of us and comes out as something new.
I have no idea what kind of creative process you guys go through, but how hard is it to record and release new songs?
-We use no specific creative process we let everything flow and when we’re ready and have enough material to do it we just let ourselves go, pretty much it’s all natural, it’s not hard it’s something that just happens, we like to think of it as a supernatural force thats inside and just needs to get out, we’re just the bridge that links it together
Today technology allows you to record at home and release your music digitally. But in doing so, is there a risk that you release only single songs because that is what is demanded to stay current, and therefore you end up killing the album?
-We believe in albums as a whole be it an LP an EP or any form of released music in which there is an intention, artistic intention, not just for entertainment purposes. Therefore we really dedicate the time and effort to deliver a complete piece of art, the designs and all the details on the records are a huge part of the work to come full circle. Digital music is fine, actually anyway that works for you is fine, this is the way we do it and it works for us, remember it’s about the hands not the instrument or studio or whatnot.
I for one feel that the change in 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 do you think there is for music?
-We believe nothing will kill music, artists will have to create whether they get paid or they don’t, it will change but creation will persists no matter what. If it’s true art it will find a way. What really killed the music as we know it was the huge labels and their money making brainwashing formula they used in the past decades. Creating fantastic and unreachable “super humans” and false delivered products instead of art; it was a bubble waiting to burst and it did. Don’t get me wrong there has to be an incentive for the artist but it has to start from love and the necessity to create, the rewards come later.
What kind of responses do you get to your music? What has been the thing that has gotten the most attention?
-We don’t pay too much attention to feedback, we create what we feel we need to create, nothing is going to change that, no trend or feedback or response so thats why we we don’t even try
We live in a world where there are no real distances between people communicating anymore. What has been the most surprising contact so far?
-Just the fact that people from all over the world have access to our music, that simple. The fact that back in the 70’s people didn’t get to listen to tons of great stuff because they didn’t have access also has it’s mystique but we prefer it this way 🙂
Does playing in a band make you feel like you are a part of a greater community? What has music brought with it that you would have otherwise missed out on?
-Of curse it is a great community full with great people who think the same way you do, meeting all these great musicians and sharing our music is an incredible experience
What is the live scene like for you? Do you feel that playing live helps building a bigger following?
-Yes it helps a lot, but it’s not something we’re planning in this phase, maybe further down the road
What plans do you have for the future?
-Keep doing what we are doing