It has now come to TENGGER CAVALRY to be submitted to my interviews. Answers from Nature…. Anders Ekdahl ©2018
How important is the band’s name in giving out the right kind of vibe?
-Pretty important because the band focusing on playing nomadic folk music tradition with metal so the band name represent the cultural sound of it
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?
-I just want to share with people buy music and I want to bring live play in front of people and giving out strong and positive energy is amazing.
With so many genres and sub-genres of metal today what is your definition of the music you play?
-Definitely nomadic Folk metal with central Asia mongolian folk music cross over. It is very clear
How do you arrange the tracks? Is there a method to how you arrange the songs on a record?
-Normally I would write guitar riff first especially for intro riff then chorus a good chord progression after that I will probably start to write a good melody for the chorus composing fiddle part. After that lyrics to the verse. so it kinda starts with the simple motive and expanding and expanding
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?
-I think it comes from traditional folk music they had very simple yet unique sound when comes to articulate specific feelinhs like horseback riding or hunting
How important is the graphic side of the band? How much thought goes into art work etc.?
-It’s pretty good I Wrote most songs then when we jam my bandmembers will change a few details over here and there and we will do modulation for the live shows so is like interaction with songwriting and live performance
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
– I think single is becoming very popular because both artist and audience focus on one single musical object while album has multiple complex ideas. I think is a good way of communicating for simple musical texture. digital art is somehow killing the traditional cd industry but it’s good for independent artist definitely
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?
-I think digital download is supporting new coming artists specially the bands that Iael haven’t signed yet they will have a platform to show to the audience with self-promotion it is a pretty good. but if you keep doing free download without any financial support to the artists in the long run the bands are losing for sure because of cost for recording production and promo
Is there a scene to speak of for a band like yours? Where do you fit in?
-I don’t think we have a seen yet since Asian sounding metal is very new for us but but I’m glad to see more people are getting into it
What does the future hold?
-I guess more tour for US and EU