RESHITIVIST is a name that I was not familiar with at all before the opportunity to interview them appeared. Anders Ekdahl ©2018

Do you notice that there is an anticipation for you to release an album? Have you built a large enough following for people to eagerly await a new album?
-I thought the label would help with that but I guess I’ve alienated myself from friends/acquaintances to the point no one gives a shit and the label doesn’t have a big enough budget. So no, I’ve noticed very little to no anticipation to release this album.

Is it important for you that a new album picks up where the previous left off? How important is continuity?
-I like continuity. I have many plans for Reshitivist over a long course of time. Although things change, their origins are easily traceable.

Was it hard for you to come up with a sound for this album that you all could agree on?
-It’s just one man dude.. and no, it’s easy to agree with myself.

How important are the lyrics to you? What kind of topics do you deal with?
-I’ve released my thoughts that I haven’t previously shared with friends (old and current) in a way that they can read and think about in their own time, and make a judgement as to who they think I am. Topics range through misanthropy, depression, transcendence and anti-authority.

How important is the cover art work for you? How much do you decide in choosing art work?
-The cover art says what I want it to say, and very few will understand my influence and the meaning behind the art. I drew and designed the whole front cover and did the art layout of the CD. The importance of cover art is neither here nor there yet I understand many will judge the act by the appearance, not the music.

How important is having a label to back you up today when you can just release your music on any sort of platform online? Are there any negative consequences to music being too readily available to fans?
-Not important at all. I feel like I’ve brought more attention to Reshitivist than the label has. I believe there are more positive consequences to providing a catalog of works to the public for a low or no cost – namely, your music is in a position to be heard!

I guess that today’s music climate makes it harder for a band to sell mega platinum. How do you tackle the fact that downloading has changed how people consume music?
-I don’t. Give some for free, those who don’t want to pay will search for a way to not pay for premium products that others want to contribute towards. I’ve had many pay more than they should for the album and at the same time ‘friends’ who have figured out technology well enough to steal my pre-order from my bandcamp page.

Does nationality matter today when it comes to breaking big. Does nationality play a part in if or not you will make it big internationally?
-Not at fucking all where I come from, but we’re talking about underground music here. If it was pop music it’d be a different story hey!

I use Spotify and Deezer but only as compliment to buying CDS (it’s easier to just have your phone or pad when you’re out) but I fear that soon music as we know it will be dead and buried. What are your worries as a bandZ
-That a nuclear strike or EMP will reduce the modern world to being without conventional methods to power homes, etc, and everyone will be focused on survival instead of entertainment.

What does the future hold for you?
-Albums, tours, work, psychonaut adventures into other dimensions.

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