MASSFACE

MASSFACE is b and that needs to be checked out. Read this interview and then continue discovering. Anders Ekdahl ©2018 <!–more–>

Was it hard to come up with a name? What does the name mean to you? How important is it to have the right name?  
-The name was created while walking down the streets of London. We wanted to make the name that would be short but capacious and represent what we are as a group of different people with different experiences of life and music tastes. So it’s a plurality of faces, edges, that overall became something massive and consistent.

Who would say have laid the foundation for the kind of sound you have? Who are your heroes musically and what have they meant to you personally and to the sound of your band?  
-The main bands that inspired us and strongly influenced on our sound were Tool, Monuments, A Perfect Circle, Karnivool, Deftones, Tesseract, Linkin Park, P.O.D. and many other good bands.

When you play slow do you have to think differently arranging the music than if you play faster and vice versa?  
-Yes

Will your music work in a live environment? What kind of stage environment would best suit your music; a big stage or a small club?  
-We always take a very responsible attitude to every stage we play and try to make as good sound as it’s possible.

It is very hard to be 100% satisfied. Everybody seems to be disappointed with something they have released. Is there something that you in hindsight would have done differently on this your latest recording?  
-We treat our releases very seriously, so the result fully satisfies us. Till the last day of making a music track we are fully in the process, always trying to make everything sound even better than it was yesterday, that’s why it takes much time and patience.

Promotion can be a bitch. Even today with all different platforms it can be hard to reach out to all those that might be interested in your music? What alleys have you used to get people familiarized with your band?  
-We are musicians so.. we try to focus in music and leave all the AD work to our manager J

To me art work can be the difference between bust or success. What to you is a great front cover? What should a cover have to make it great?  
-It’s very important for music cover to look great and resonate with esthetics and individuality of the music that music band makes.

Do you feel that you are part of a national scene? Is a local/national scene important for the development of new bands?  
-We live in an interesting time when you may not be well known in your city but nevertheless be listened in another country.

I could just be me but I got the feeling that the live scene is not what it used to be. Could be that more and more people use the net to discover bands instead of going out and supporting new bands live. What is you experience with the live scene?  
-It seems to us that the search for new music on the Internet is now gaining global momentum and listening to the album of some new group every day is easy. And it’s great to some extent. The person learns a lot of bands and after listening decides to go to the gig or not. In our case, this is how it works. People listen to our music on the Internet, and then come to listen to it live.

What does the future hold?  
-We’ll live – we’ll see

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