Psylhouette Fill The Darkenin Heart Questionnaire

Darkenin Heart

What do you consider to be the darkest piece of music you’ve ever heard?
Juli: Departures by Closer Musik, First Man on the Sun by Naked Lunch, The Only Lovers Left Alive Soundtrack.

Tristan: I find some of the stuff on Geogaddi by Boards of Canada pretty terrifying. It really plays with you and you’re not really sure how and why, I guess it’s the underlying references to the occult, which are always interesting themes to play with but they do it in a really terrifying way.

How would you characterize your own music?
Juli: Psychedelic Rock with modern production.

Tristan: I’m so bad at this type of thing, and I’m really glad a lot of the reviews and features written about our recent material sum up what I would have said if I knew how!

What are your musical aspirations?
Juli: I would love to play live with Psylhouette and I am planning to produce a solo album this year.

Tristan: Pretty simple really, I love the idea of someone I don’t know listening to our music and it having some sort of impact on them. When you look through analytics on some streaming sites you see listeners from all round the world, and you wonder who they are, what they are doing and what they think of the music. I love that.

What are your main musical inspirations?
Juli: The Stone Roses.

Tristan: Conny Plank, David Bowie, Gil Scott Heron, Bjork.

What are your main goals in life?
Juli: To keep producing music and do fun things in my free time.

Tristan: Make loads of money and be healthy. So I guess I’d better start making pop music and stop drinking beer.

What motivates you to create?
Juli: It gives me self-reliance and a sense of what it means to exist.

Tristan: I’m kind of addicted to it. If a project doesn’t go as well as I’d like or doesn’t have the impact I expected I sometimes think “ok that’s it, I’m not doing it any more”. But lo and behold I will.

Are you more of an early bird or a night owl?
Juli: Night Owl for sure.

Tristan: In my usual routine neither really, my body clock is on the straight and narrow.

Besides music, what other art forms would you like to explore?
Juli: Multichannel Production.

Tristan: I’ve always fancied taking acting classes as I think it would be a really good way of bursting the bubble of feeling anxious around people. I’d never be able to remember my lines though.

Which is the very first record that had a big impact on you?
Juli: Snap - Welcome to Tomorrow.

Tristan: Fear of a Black Planet by Public Enemy. I remember hearing the instrumental of Welcome to the Terrordome on a compilation when I was a kid and loving how it sounded, so I went through a bit of time thinking they were an instrumental act. As you can imagine it was quite a shock hearing those lyrics for the first time - influenced me politically as well as musically.

What is the best decade for music?
Juli: 80´s and 90´s.

Tristan: I’m always suspicious of people who describe their entire musical taste with a decade, especially if that decade happens to be the same decade they were 18! The late 70s and early 80s encapsulate a lot of what I like with all the experimentation happening with technology and culture. (And no I wasn’t 18 then, I’m not that old).

What do your future plans include?
Juli: Leaving Berlin for a fun trip somewhere e.g. Brighton.

Tristan: More Psylhouette for sure. As Juli says, I’d love to find some way of doing a live version of the project. Maybe in the next batch of material we can think about that more.

Psylhouette II​ is out now!

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