Monday, March 02, 2015

The Inquisition: 042.Kalpa

1. How did you came up with the name of the band?

We came across that word on a really graphic chapter inside William Hope Hodgon's novel "The House On The Borderlands". We liked the way it sounded and the meaning behind it, so we kept it. An amazing book, by the way.

2. Do you have a standard procedure of creating a song? Do you just jam around or is there a main riff and the track is build up on it?

Usually we'll just bring a rough draft of guitar tracks in the studio for the rhythm section to become familiar with the basic idea. From there onwards, we work together as a group until the whole structure is finalized. We don't really jam that much.

3. What are your influences and what kind of music do you hear when you are at home?

We've all been listening to music nearly since we became aware of ourselves. All of that music has found its way into ours, inevitably. Music is primarily entertainment to us, so we listen to practically anything at any given time. We do prefer the heavier side of things but "heavy" music does not always win.

4. Which is the one album you can't live without?

- I'd probably go with Tool's Aenima.
- Cult Of Luna's Salvation.

5. What's the first record you've ever bought?

- The Spaghetti Incident? by Guns N' Roses. The year was 1993.
- It was Rage Against The Machine's first album.

6. Name a band that you would like to share the stage or tour with?

We've already had the honor to share the stage with several local bands that we admire and respect throughout last year. A tour is kind of like the natural progression of that, so for starters we'd probably go through that list again.

7. Did the internet and specially the blogs helped to spread your music around the world? Name a place (country) that you were surprised to know your music has reached to?

The internet is the only way for the music (and especially the underground music) to spread worldwide nowadays. We haven't pinned locations on a map yet, but we'll only be surprised if we reach a place where the internet is extremely censored or does not even exist, really.

8. Do you support the idea of bandcamp where fans can decide the price or services like Spotify?

That is the exact way we decided to release our album, by letting people decide how much to pay for it. You can't really ask for much more at these troubled times, even if you believe it's fair for you. We don't use services like Spotify or iTunes (well, at least not yet) but that's more like a personal preference I guess.

9. Where do you see yourselves in 5 years?

We can't really see that far ahead, we've been planning on a day-by-day basis for a while now.

10. Is the artwork of an album important nowadays in the digital era?

It should be. You have to respect your product and you have to respect the people that still support the music makers. Digitalism made the music affordable, portable and widely available, but the experience of listening to a record should not be stripped down any further.

11. What is you favorite album cover?

None specific comes to mind. It could range from a plain color to an extremely complex artwork. It has more to do with the content itself or the story behind the album, more than anything else.

12. It seems that a lot of people are turning on vinyl again. Why do you think that is and which is your preferable media format?

Vinyl was, is and will always be the most appropriate medium to enjoy music to, because it still carries  that analog mojo that the whole "music" thing built upon. There's no other format that will ever beat that.

13. What's the most vivid story or moment as a band?

The moment Sequences* was released. A really long circle of trials and errors for all four of us -individually- finally reached an end at that exact moment.

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