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Weâ€™ve just kept focused on doing what we like and have tried to keep as productive as possible, whether itâ€™s writing new songs or making new visuals for the live shows. We always want to keep improving what we do.
Comment qualifieriez vous votre musique ? On parle souvent de darkwave, de shoegaze, de post-punkâ€¦ Mais vous Ãªtes au-dessus de tout Ã§aâ€¦ Dâ€™oÃ¹ viennent vos influences ?
How would you describe your music? We often speak of darkwave, shoegaze, post-punk… But you are above of all that … What are your influences?
Our influences are very varied, we like elements of everything from Jazz to Industrial Techno. Iâ€™d never heard of genres like â€œdark waveâ€ or â€œcold waveâ€ before I started this project, and itâ€™s still a bit strange for me to see these labels attached to our music, as I wouldnâ€™t say Iâ€™ve ever listened to much â€œcold waveâ€.
It just comes through who we meet and who wants to release our music. We have used a lot of different labels, but thatâ€™s just been because weâ€™ve wanted to keep things fresh and keep reaching new audiences. Weâ€™ve also never been tied down to any long-term contracts yet. At the moment we are very happy working with Invada.
We were a bit anxious about your last LP Of Desire, you sometimes get out two albums per year, and we were a little bit afraid that the formula might be overused… However Of Desire turns out to be a masterful and innovative album… How do you succeed in creating such powerful and surprising LPs every time?
With Of Desire we just wanted to make an LP that could be seen as the pinnacle of everything weâ€™ve done so far, together on one LP. Our goal was to combine the more immediate songs of our first few records, with the experimental sounds of Mirror Being, combined with a few new ideas and a different take on the production.
In deep est le premier clip oÃ¹ vous vous mettez en scÃ¨ne, pourquoi avoir attendu si longtemps ?
In deep is the first music video where we can see you playing, why did you wait so long?
You donâ€™t actually see us playing instruments in the video, but yes you do see us. I guess the reason we havenâ€™t been seen in a video before is because weâ€™ve made all our previous videos ourselves and the intent has been more on the videos texture and bodily affect.
Those tracks were the result of our increased experimentations with using synths and sequencers more, but I wouldnâ€™t say they are necessarily signaling a new direction. Weâ€™ve always had a few electronic tracks on our albums, but Iâ€™d say these ones are more refined then anything weâ€™ve done like that before.
The KVB câ€™est pour Klaus Von Barrelâ€¦ Quâ€™est ce qui se cache derriÃ¨re ce pseudonyme ?
The KVB stands for Klaus Von Barrel… What is behind this pseudonym?
Klaus Von Barrel n’existe plus et l’histoire de ce nom devrait rester un mystÃ¨re.
Klaus Von Barrel doesnâ€™t exist anymore and the history of that name should remain a mystery.
No that project is finished. I released one record, but as a concept I felt it had gone as far as it could. When I have time, I am sometimes working on new, different projects and Iâ€™d say that there are elements of Die Jungen in some of the tracks I have made, but if they are ever released it wont be in that name.
Last question : Nick, Kat, you’re a couple on stage and in life. How do you balance this relationship?
C’est naturel, on est ensemble depuis maintenant cinq ans et pour nous, c’est complÃ¨tement logique de travailler avec la personne dont tu te sens le plus proche. On aime Ãªtre ensemble et ce n’est pas difficile d’Ãªtre sans arrÃªt en compagnie de l’autre, sur la route ou Ã la maison.
Itâ€™s natural for us, we have been together over five years now and for us it makes complete sense to make work with the person you feel most in tune with. We enjoy being together so itâ€™s not difficult for us to be in each others company all the time, either on the road or at home.