Monolithe Noir Fill The Darkenin Heart Questionnaire

Darkenin Heart

What do you consider to be the darkest piece of music you’ve ever heard?
For a long time it used to be The Dead Flag Blues (Intro) by Godspeed you! Black Emperor. Since then (back in Highschool) no piece has made me feel more like we’re close to the end of a civilization. And what’s funny is that it’s actually pretty luminous at the end.

How would you characterize your own music?
It’s textured, sometimes unstable and often dark.

What are your musical aspirations?
I just want to have the means to make the music I want. Having a peaceful place of my own to develop my music in the long term would also be very nice.

What are your main musical inspirations?
Fugazi, Eliane Radigue, Radiohead, Portishead, rocks, skies, the sea, the city.

What are your main goals in life?
Find tranquility. Do my best no to destroy the beings who I live with. Learn to live with. Have a better and global understanding of music.

What motivates you to create?
It is the best means I have found to connect to myself, and connect myself to the world I live in. Making music makes life liveable for me.

Are you more of an early bird or a night owl?
I’ve never worked during the night. Night is for sleeping and dreaming though I know the ancients would often wake during the night to do very small works and a little chat before they’d go to bed again - maybe I’d like to try that some day.

Besides music, what other art forms would you like to explore?
I’ve explored filming and editing a bit but it’s not my thing. It’s fine but it’s not music. I’ve tried painting and drawing a bit but it looked awful. I’m trying to focus on music as much as possible. I have built a hurdy-gurdy recently which was really interesting - so maybe woodwork would be an option when I have some more room.

Which is the very first record that had a big impact on you?
There’s a before and an after “Kid A”.

What is the best decade for music?
There’s no way I can decide which one would be the best! I’m currently reading Philip Glass autobiography - not that I like his music so much but he talks a lot about jazz and contemporary music in the late fifties / early sixties. At least I would have liked to experience that period. Maybe I could answer to that question again in ten years, it would surely be different.

What do your future plans include?
Moving from Belgium to Brittany, making a new album, having kids, and restoring a house.

Rin is out via Capitane Records

Monolithe Noir
Band photo by Victor Pattyn

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