MOGH is an interesting entity that I have just recently gotten to know better. Anders Ekdahl ©2018
How important is the band’s name in giving out the right kind of vibe?
-well the concept of NAME back to shamanic era which casting spell needed to mock something or some one ,indeed this phenomena used today traditionally to add, create and store the energy. and of course this alphabetical literature combination is a number which we coded to represent in this holographic universe.
I wanted to start a band in the 80s but couldn’t fin d the right people to do so with. What was it that made you want to do the band?
-Man has the right to live by his own law to live in the way that he wills to do: to work as he will to play as he will to rest as he will
to die when and how he will. i was not satisfy after my academic high education studying/teaching in university .at the end of my goal something was missed,words was not enough ,tones was there but i cant express that,which it take me to start new journey to express my knowledge to music. i was not young and no idea about instrument or writing song or … by the way do it tonight , The only way to do a job is to do it
With so many genres and sub-genres of metal today what is your definition of the music you play?
-well it’s oriental black metal ,with some occult flavour from Persia, its also meditative and ritualistic
generally mogh is mostly historically narrative
How do you arrange the tracks? Is there a method to how you arrange the songs on a record?
-yes like a story-poem structure introduction-tasnif / interlude-avaz / reng-outro / prelude-suite
these parts may be varied or omitted due to series of modal scales and tunes and at the end feeling of finalised material
I am fascinated by how people can still come up with things that hasn’t been done before, chord structures that hasn’t been written, sentences that hasn’t been constructed before. Where do you find your inspiration to create?
-we are dealing with variation of numbers which is infinite most comes from heart or i hear the main melody or theme in my head, and immediately i recorded humming version later i try to find it in a match instrument,and then i code the number and mathematic development,after that that need to be played and share with members for finale decoration. our inspiration is nothingness-less which is our secret silence practises in a group,its an ordeal like a mother to deliver, inner-silence is the key
6. How important is the graphic side of the band? How much thought goes
into art work etc.?
graphic artwork is kind of dress you customised for your ceremony appearance
for sure its super important
I get the feeling that more and more metalheads too are just downloading single tracks. Is the album as relevant today as it was in
the 70s and 80s? Is digital killing the album?
-this or that can not stop us we leave our signature on each single track too,
Are we killing our beloved metal scene by supporting digital downloading or can anything positive come from supporting single tracks and not albums? Will the fan as we know him/her be gone soon?
-we are very old school ,belong to tape/cassette era, we not get used to single tracks and digital age
and by the way our music is not entertain-mental or experimental ,
Is there a scene to speak of for a band like yours? Where do you fit in?
-surprisingly oriental mogh is very fresh for europeans ear
What does the future hold?
-i see war ,get armed
Fuck the Past, Hate the Present, Destroy Your Future