congratulations with your new album "The Astral Episode"
- are you satisfied with it?
Richard - Definitely!
has your new album been received by the media?
Richard - Very good actually!
would you compare "The Astral Episode" to "Embrace
The Galaxy", and what are the main evolutions and changes for
second record is more hard arranged and well produced. I also knew,
that it would be a cd, which I didn’t know on the first cd.
personal highlights are "Astral Episode" and "Dazzle
The Devil", what is your favourite track on "The Astral
Episode" and why?
like the first track very much! I think it’s representative for
the whole record.
are your plans, now that the new album is out?
now I am working hard promoting it and trying to arrange some kind
of tour in the nearest future.
we expect more releases of Space Odyssey in the future?
course! I won’t quit making good music in the next 30 years!!!
playing on the new album is fantastic. Do you practice every
not really! I am in my studio almost every day of the week. I
spend most of my time composing, but do sometimes jam around with
a backing track or so.
is the best song you have ever written?
on the second Time Requiem record. I like the old time songs very
is your favourite keyboard player?
Richard - I
really do not have any favourite key player, but recently I had
Mr. Jens Johansson playing a guest solo on my up coming Collection
record, which will be released this summer. That man is one of the
best key musicians around. Bow to the master!!!
do you see the main difference between, Space Odyssey and your
other band Time Requiem?
everything basically! When I compose, arrange or produce for Time
Requiem I am totally into that particularly project. So basically
I do not think about Space Odyssey at that moment.
have read somewhere, that you would like to write a musical or
maybe even an opera, is that true?
That would be really something. I am a huge ABBA fan and like what
Mr. Benny Andersson has established throughout his career.
music do you personally listen to at home?
music such as Bach, Mozart, Vivaldi and Paganinni.
wonder, if you might make an all-time albums Top 5?
Purple - “Perfect Strangers”
Malmsteen - “Trilogy”
- “Into The Electric Castle”
own upcoming “The Ultimate Andersson Collection”
for taking the time to answer all my questions and good luck with
your new album.
you very much! Nice questions! Take care and talk to you later!