The Psychotic Monks Fill The Darkenin Heart Questionnaire

What do you consider to be the darkest piece of music you’ve ever heard?

Jerry Goldsmith : Alien soundtrack / Cardiacs : Dirtying Boy.

How would you characterize your own music?

I would say that we are searching for a form of catharsis. Our music is made of compromises so there are a lot different influences : Noise / Punk / Electronic.

What are your musical aspirations?

Musical aspirations could be :
- Work with a brass band for an album, more acoustic jazz feeling
- Do an electronic more techno like album
- Work on a hip/hop - rap record.

What are your main musical inspirations?

So many people ! Currently: Injury Reserve / Gilla Band / Black Midi / MadMadMad / Angel Bat Dawid / Mandy Indiana / Clara Rockmore.

What are your main goals in life?

Learn a martial art / Be able to pay the rent / Dismantle patriarchy / Move people and myself through musical vibrations.

What motivates you to create?

Feeling of freedom / feeling of deep connection, complicity with others that heals loneliness.

Are you more of an early bird or a night owl?

More of an early bird :)

Besides music, what other art forms would you like to explore?

Dance / Theater.

Which is the very first record that had a big impact on you?

Peter and the wolf.

What is the best decade for music?

2080/2090, I hope the best is still to come!

What do your future plans include?

The release of our third album « Pink Color Surgery » !!! Can’t wait :)

Pink Colour Surgery will be out on February 3rd, 2023 through Vicious Circle / FatCat Records.

The Psychotic Monks
Band photo by Bénédicte Dacquin