PRIME CREATION

I gotta admit that it is somewhat more fun finding bands that you’ve never heard of than it is interviewing bands that release new albums every year or so, like with PRIME CREATION. Anders Ekdahl ©2016

How important is the band’s name in giving out the right kind of vibe?
That depends on whether your music is theme-based or not, for us we didn’t want a name that could be associated with a certain music style or lyrical theme.

What was it that made you want to do the band?
-Some of us were in another band together for many years and we simply felt that we didn’t get any further with that band and decided to start a new one.

What is your definition of the metal you play?
-I’d say modern melodic metal

How do you arrange the tracks? Is there a method to how you arrange the songs on a record?
-We usually start with the foundation of the music; drums, bass and guitar, when satisfied with that we move on with the vocals and melodies.
When the vocal melody lines are done we often adjust and correct the music to the vocals. Finally we add all the rest like keys, percussions, vocal harmonies etc. to lift the music to its maximum.

Where do you find your inspiration to create?
-The inspiration comes from everyday stuff like radio, tv, paper etc. but the best ideas always pops up when you’re not able to record them!

How important is the graphic side of the band? How much thought goes into art work etc.?
-Very important I’d say!
Well, probably more important before the digital era than it is now. For this album we had an idea to generate the artwork from the band name, and we went with that so what you see on the album cover is “the prime creation” so to speak.

Do you find that there is a greater freedom in working with digital than working with physical?
-Absolutely!

Are there any limitations to digital? Can you do everything you like?
-Yes, you could probably do anything, the possibilities are infinite!
Our album would most likely not be if it wasn’t for digital. Everything from the ease to send song ideas and recorded tracks to each other to the user friendliness of the different recording software out there.

Is there a scene to speak of for a band like yours? Where do you fit in?
-We have been playing together for many years so we’re a tight band and I think we would fit right in with bands on any summer stage!

What does the future hold?
-We hope that the album get the spread and attention that it deserves and that we can get some touring, that would be awesome!

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