Wednesday, March 11, 2015

The Inquisition: 044.Platonick Dive

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

Platonick Dive is something that you can feel but you can't touch. It's something that really exist but you can't see. Like the platonic love, the Platonick Dive is an abstract immersion into today's society.

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?

It’s never easy to explain about the writing process, ‘cause every track has different story and different inspirations. Writing is what we really enjoy doing, always exploring the many depths of electronic music, trying to discover that particular sound. Sometimes it comes from a piano or guitar riff, sometimes it comes from a synth line or electronic project.

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

Our music comes from everyday life, so everything and anything could be an inspiration. We are great listeners of different kinds of music: electronic, classical, psychedelic, instrumental. Our main music background comes from the American alternative '80-'90s scene. Also literature and graphic art are great inspirations.

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

"In Utero" (Nirvana), but also "Dirty" (Sonic Youth) and "Immolate Yourself" from Telefon Tel Aviv.

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

Probably "Nevermind".

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


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

Yeah, the internet helps a lot to spread our music around the world. Russia and Eastern Europe in general are countries where our fan base is growing a lot. And the internet is essential.

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

Yes, we really like Bandcamp's idea. You put your album with a standard minimum price and then the fans decide what they want pay. It's a brilliant idea! Spotify has some positive aspects but also some negatives. It creates a strange process.

9. Where do you see yourselves in 5 years?

We don't know. We will probably still be trying to write cool songs, because music is more important than everything.

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

Yes, absolutely. 'Cause today, when you see a cool artwork from your's always something that captures your attention. And your fans, who buy the album (CD or vinyl), want to touch the album, feel the "physical" of the music.

11. What is you favorite album cover?

Sonic Youth - "Goo".

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?

As we said, the real fan want the physical album formats. Vinyl, more than CDs, is a format that can really give you this sensation. In the digital era, when you buy a physical copy of an album, it means that you are really into that album. So it's a very different sensation to listen your favorite artist on vinyl instead of from a smartphone.

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

When we shared the stage with Efterklang on our first European tour. It was totally crazy!!!

Platonick Dive recently released their amazing album "Overflow".

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