first off I just want to congratulate you on your new album. To
new fans could you
please fill us in on the history behind it all?
there, thanks. The
history behind it all… It’s a bit twisted and complicated
which is natural when you have several people being part of the
project and each of them has had his/her own experiences. The
band’s origins can be traced back to the beginning of the
nineties. The bunch of high school students spent evenings
listening to King Crimson, Anekdoten, The Beatles, Naked City and other bands. Then the bunch decided to take up musical
education and went to a music school. They formed Mikamwes which
played experimental music. Then Ewa joined the band, leaving it
later on for a while. There
were people coming in and leaving the band. In
2002 Wawrzyniec, the drummer joined the band and from and two
years later we recorded the album
has your new album
n received by the media?
Indukti - The
album was warmly welcomed especially by radio broadcasters.
Unfortunately you can’t see us too often on TV. Press
reviews have been fantastic and we are really happy about that.
know artists donąt like to put a label on their music - but a
spaceship from outer space has just landed in your backyard, and
is demanding an answer - so how would you describe your music to
an alien from another galaxy?
- Since there are vocals in our band (there is Mariusz but
only on the CD) the music is open to anyone and if they want to
approach it different ways that’s fine. I don’t know what
music we make. There
are two guitars and they have distortions, the drums which don’t
play jazz, the violin which never sounds like one. Ok, some
grooves are in odd meter. So, what does that make us?? Can’t
tell ya. So we’d rather let the aliens take off with our CD on
board rather than a definition.
your music was an emotion, which one would it be?
definitely tension which keeps rising and being released.
and what inspires you when you write a song? Walk us through the
creation of a song?
- Usually on one of the guitarists comes into rehearsals with
some riffs which then are being transformed, superimposed, altered,
improvised and fooled around with. There is no such thing that one
of us comes in and starts showing the other person what to play.
It’s mostly about improvisation.
subjects do your lyrics refer to, and who writes them?
And what inspires you when you write your lyrics?
- In fact the lyrics made a guest appearance on the CD because
the vocals made a guest appearance… We did not focus on this
topic and let our friend Marta, the author of the lyrics takes
care of that...
has produced and mixed the album? Are you
eased with the result?
Indukti - The music was mixed and mastered in the same
studio where we did the tracks. We were pretty limited financially
because we financed the whole undertaking ourselves. The mix was
done by Tomasz Rogula from TR Studios. As far as production… we
are the producers of the CD. Eventhough
Tomek came up with some great ideas and was of much help. His
best suggestion was to bring in the harp which we think adds a lot
to the CD.
has done the artwork? And how important do you feel it is to have
a great cover?
Indukti - Artwork may be important if you have some hidden
message behind the lyrics, behind the song titles or if the CD is
supposed to be a concept one. Our
music carries emotions but it’s primarily programmatic so having
an elaborate cover wouldn’t make sense. The cover is a frame
with its own meaning. Ewa made it and up to now some of us
haven’t figured out what it is.
you have any touring
- We have been invited to play shows here and there but since
we are engaged in a lot of things it sometimes comes difficult to
have everyone on hand. This summer we are planning several
concerts in Germany, a couple in Poland and perhaps Holland.
speculate – you have been granted a free slot on a tour of your own choice – who would
be your ideal touring partners?
are numerous bands that we would like play with. They probably
would be bands that we listen to but we would as much love playing
before an orchestra or some elaborate stage production.
do you feel about the co-operation with your label?
Edge has been great. Really professional, really serious with what
they do. Unfortunately we have to mention that the Polish label
which released our album here is just not serious at all to say
the least. It’s a pity, it is the truth but what can we do? Enjoy
Laser’s presence around.
internet is a very important source for many metal/prog fans –
how do you use the internet and how important is it for you and
internet is a very important medium and it essential to understand
that. Young people have surface to move on, express their opinions
and find out about new musical projects. We of course have our web
site – www.indukti.art.pl.
how do you feel about the metal/prog scene in general at the
Metal/prog as you mentioned it here seems to be a wide term as we
are putting death metal, progressive and power genres into one
basket. There are a lot of interesting bands coming out but indeed,
this kind of music is inevitably heading to the wall as did jazz
music 15 years ago. Unless there appear some real innovators we
are going to see the decline of rock music in general. We hope to
be wrong though.
song do you consider to be the best one you have ever written?
favorites are "Freder" and "11812" …and
They seem to carry the most tension.
an album, person or event that has had a huge influence on your
life … and why?
albums that we feel had some impact on our musical personalities:
Larks’ Tongues in Aspic – King Crimson
KID A – Radiohead
Ok Komputer – Radiohead
Dark Side of the Moon – Pink Floyd
Mr. Bungie – Mr. Bungle
Kobong – Chmury nie bylo
Sieges Even – Steps
Voivod – Nothingface
Tool – Lateralus
BrandX – Unorthodox Behaviour
Marillion – Script of a Jesters Tears
Marillion – Clutching at Straws
Iron Maiden – Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
Meshuggah – Chaosphere
Kobong - Chmury nie
Sinfonia Varsovia – Rachmaninoff’s Symphony no. 2
Pat Metheny – Offramp
Iron Maiden – Live after Death
Dave Weckl – Masterplan
Labyrinth – Heavens Denied
music do you listen to at home?
listen to so different genres and bands that it even surprises
ourselves. I mean where else will you have people in one band
listen to Arctic Monkeys, Stokes, Dark Side of the Moon,
Mr. Bungie, Kobong, Moloko, John Williams, Metheny, Crimson,
Maiden, Jason Moran, Rachmaninoff, Meshuggah, David Hudson, Shahti,
Star Stylers and Bernstein?
has had a small comeback lately – do you still prefer “the old
sound” or are you a CD/DVD kind of guy?
like the vinyl sound, it has the special vibe. But we realize that
there are limitations when it comes to vinyl’s We would
definitely like to have our CD put on vinyl one day…
question - do you have any famous last words for our readers?
Indukti - Feel welcome to visit our web site where we can
share opinions about music. We hope to see you guys out there at
our concert one day.