Give PAROLE PERSE a chance. You never know. This might turn out to be your new face band.Anders Ekdahl ©2018
You have one of these names that do not really tell what kind of music you play. How hard was it to come up with the name?
_It wasn’t hard at all! “Parole Perse” means “Lost Words”, We came up with this name one night some years ago, in fact during the first stages of the band we used the English version, but then we switched it to Italian since it had a stronger meaning to us and it sounded more appropriate based on the music genre we play.
How do you introduce the band to people that are new to your music?
-We are a Swiss Post Metal Band from Lugano, we are a band that needs some listens to be fully understood, but once you get it, it will be stuck in your mind. We play a hybrid mixture of Death Metal with some Post Rock influences, we published 3 releases: Self Titled demo in 2011, “My Presence, the Shades” in 2014 and “Epicentrum” in 2017.
We all carry baggage with us that affects us in one way or another but what would you say have been the single greatest influence on your sound?
-Everyone has influences, it’s undeniable, I think that at the beginning we were very into the old Opeth sound: the opened chords, the duality between growl and clean vocals and the atmosphere.
Opeth has been a huge revelation in terms of guitar playing and song writing.
What is the scene like in your area? Is it important that there is some sort of local scene for a band to develop or can a band still exist in a vacuum of no scene/no bands?
-There are a lot of very good bands here but the problem is that there are too few clubs to play, that’s the main issue, we are kinda stuck in some sort of quicksand and this is quite hard to escape from our zone. I think it’s important to have a scene for a simple reason: you can learn from other musicians and you can share musical moments with more people.
Something I have often wondered about is if you feel that you are part of something bigger and greater when you play in a band, that you are part of a movement sort of?
-Playing in a band is like being in a bigger entity, we usually refer to Parole Perse as an entity that molds through time no matter who’s playing there, we are sentient tools that feed this entity. We are aware that we are small dots in this world even though we know that with a single note we can move people.
What is a great album cover to you?
-The simpler, the better!
I love minimal design with symbols that go straight to you, our last Album “Epicentrum” is a great example. Even with simplicity you can achieve high levels of complexity.
What is your opinion on digital versus physical? Is digital killing music?
-Digital is a great chance for underground bands like us. The more people you reach, the better it is, on the other hand you gotta be good at how you spread the word and how you want to communicate with people on the net, you have to be always present updating quite often and try to find the right channels in order to reach a bigger number of potential listeners, once you do that, most of the people want a physical copy of the album cause having a CD (or Vinyl or Tape) it’s a sort of treasure you keep for yourself.
What kind live scene is there for bands like yours?
-We see Parole Perse playing in small/medium clubs with a high level of intimacy between the musicians and the audience, we love being in contact with people who attend our shows, since we feel a deep connection with them while we are playing.
When you play live is it a happening or do you see it more as a party?
-A Show is a special moment where band and audience become a unique force. Everytime we play, we share notes, we share ideas, we share feelings that can be hidden deep inside a listener. A concert is a very unique moment where you let yourself go and be actually yourself without our regular masks we always wear.
What would you like to see the future bring?
-New music obviously and more shows of course, we would like to meet some new people and some new bands we cha share the stage with. We strongly believe in what we do and we strongly believe that there’s a market waiting for us. We will work as hard as possible to reach our goals, that’s for sure.