Vision Video Fill The Darkenin Heart Questionnaire

Darkenin Heart

What do you consider to be the darkest piece of music you’ve ever heard?
"Dreams Never End" by New Order does it for me - Apparently Bernard Sumner wrote the guitar riff immediately after returning from Ian Curtis' funeral. While, at a glance, it sounds like a somewhat upbeat song, the lyrics tell the true story:

"To be given your sight
Hid in a long peaceful night
A nervous bride for your eyes
A fractured smile that soon dies
A love that's wrong from your life and soul
A savage mine had begun
Hello, farewell to your love and soul"

How would you characterize your own music?
It fits somewhere underneath that esoteric umbrella of "goth music" - It is contemplative dance music that suits a nightclub just as well as a wake.

What are your musical aspirations?
To continue to create art that resonates with people and to collaborate with producers that challenge our notions of what Vision Video can sound like.

What are your main musical inspirations?
Mostly early post punk - bands like the Cure, Joy Division, the Chameleons. But also 70's punk and proto-punk: the Clash, Gang of Four, the Replacements. I also take a lot of inspiration from film: Blade Runner, Aliens, Night of the Living Dead, and a bunch of other beautifully weird stuff like that!

What are your main goals in life?
To create art and feel its connective magic with people. I have really enjoyed being able to meet so many amazing people through touring and I hope to do that as long as humanly possible.

What motivates you to create?
Creating music and art is a form of catharsis for me. It's a salve for a lot of my trauma and neurosis. I have found incredible absolution and fulfillment in relating to other people through our music.

Are you more of an early bird or a night owl?
I LOVE working late into the night. Always have and always will! No distractions at 4am!

Besides music, what other art forms would you like to explore?
I was huge into theatre when I was younger, so I wouldn't mind trying some level of acting again. Or possibly special effects makeup for film, as I am self-taught in that realm.

Which is the very first record that had a big impact on you?
In the Flat Field by Bauhaus was a huge one- I remember thinking "Wow, NOTHING sounds like this!" and just immediately falling in love with the vicious, angular guitar work and intense drums and bass, pairing with Peter Murphy's impressive vocal range and esoteric lyrics.

What is the best decade for music?
If I HAD to pick one, probably the 1970's!

Haunted Hours is out now!

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Band photography by Scarlet Lewis
Live photo by Alexa Jae Eyler

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