In a world were there are so many bands to keep track of I want to bring my two cents in presenting you to this interview with THE LAST SOUND REVELATION. Anders Ekdahl ©2019
Do you feel that you have gone the way you intended when you formed back in the days?
-Well, you know .. many years have passed since our beginnings.. Individual paths, inspirations and the musicians who have contributed to the project have changed . Today all this is expressed into the search for ever more personal sound that reflects our current situation, in the future it will change again for sure.
How do you feel about your latest recording? Did it like out the way you expected it to?
-The making of the album was demanding and we are satisfied with the overall result. The recording activity was concurrent with line up’s change, we believe that we have been able to communicate our identity in a coherent and genuine manner.
Do you feel that you are now a band that you can build on?
-Searching for a sound that identifies us is always very challenging, especially for an instrumental band. The actual result as well as the record are the starting point for us, this is our attitude.
Is there a message in the lyrics important to you? What kind of topics do you deal with?
-The choice to play instrumental music is the result of a journey, today we are convinced that many emotions can be expressed with sounds. We try to convey memories, dreamlike images, concrete or fantastic landscapes that belong to all of us. The desire is to reach as many people as possible and share with them not only an artistic path but a true emotional experience!
How important is the cover art work for you? Can a really cool cover still sell an album in this day and age of digital download?
-The artwork is another main aspect like music, we seek solutions consistent with the message we want to communicate. Being able to express emotions with images and colours it’s so exciting, at the moment, we see how images and visual communication are the core of many activities or initiatives. Market-wise I would say that a professional result that takes into account the mentioned factors can helps for better commecial results.
Why is it so hard for bands that like from places not the US or UK / Sweden / Scandinavia to break big? What is it that you like to achieve?
-There is a great musical involvement in the mentioned countries, since the music is an important part in the people’s lives. For example, in Italy, a country with strong pop music traditions, many styles are just in the background. It seems that there is a growing desire for emotions and some intensity, let me tell that it would be interesting to be able to hear on the mainstream much more different kinds of music .
Success for us is having fun together and doing what we like. Success is being able to express our emotions and sounds always trying to involve more people, an ambitious goal, all is done regardless of the market results.We feel lucky first to be able to do something we love deeply…
Today the competition is harder. You’ve got plenty of digital platforms for new talent to display their music. How do you stand out in a world where everything but the music is blind to the listener?
-True, there is so much music available compared to our beginnings back in the years. For example, the technical level is very high and there are incredebile musicians on Youtube, etc. etc. This means a positive input for us to improve individually. There are a lot of opportunites than the past to become more popular. As a band, we ask ourselves which message we want to convey, regardless of the style played, we would like to continue to write music close to people’s feelings and emotions. We have qualities and weaknesses, we are down to earth guys and music lovers.
What is your local scene like? How is a national scene for a band to break out and make it international?
– In our country the desire for music is growing, many people take part in various live festivals. As we said, the need for emotions is a human priority .. Today we have many different ways to enjoy music and one should not predominate over the other, instead, both can enrich our musical experiece.. The local scene is important for us but at the same time today the geogrphical boundaries are really not relevant, the opportunities to be seized are everywhere …
Rock and metal has like a long way since the early 70s but still some people’s attitudes towards it seem to be left in the stone age. How accepted is metal in your area? Is it like in Finland where it seems like with the mother’s milk?
-Metal in Italy has a strong base of supporters, despite what is believed, social and cultural integration with technologies brings people closer to new sounds outside the mainstream area. For example, I think that the italian approach to metal is different from the finnish one, people, sounds and emotions are connected to the geographical location they belong to.
What does the future hold for you?
-We think that future can be beautiful, we are a band of friends first, like a real family .. We keep doing things with high commitment so that we will be able to convey to people the intensity they deserve, we consider this album like a new beginning!!
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