Friday, February 27, 2015

Pryapisme Interview

1.Can you give us an update on what has been going on with the band since the recording and release of the new album?

Well, we just did a few gigs in France, ate a lot of cheese and drank a huge amount of red wine bottles. Our keyboard player, Benjamin, also played golf a little bit. We are also working a new material but the main work recently was to learn how to play live some parts of our last EP.

2.Recently you have released a new album, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recording and also how does it differ from the stuff you have released in the past?

The big difference is that it's a one and only track, longer than on our other releases, but there is still what Pryapisme is about from the beginning : many different influences, no boundaries in the composition and the arrangement process, a lot of exotic instruments and electronic sounds. Maybe this time we have used more of orchestral instruments than before. « Futurologie » is maybe more influenced by classical music and film music, that's the main difference i think.

3.What are some of the themes and images the band brings out with their musical style?

We haven't got any particular theme, it's just music. It's thought to be an album with lots of visual elements but we wish the audience to find their own pictures without too much clues from us. That's how i like music : when people can feel emotions by themselves. Also we wanted to make an album to push your guests out of your house at the end of the party. When you want to be alone with your cat and drink the last whisky bottle but all those douchebags won't leave and puke here and there : You put the last Pryapisme EP in your stereo ! In five minutes maximum, all the guests run out and say: « What a shitty music ! Your party sucks ! Let's go to next bar to listen real music like Katy Perry »

4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Pryapisme'?

When we find the name in 2000, we were 17 years old, we were at college, we still had pimples all over the face… so the name Pryapisme made us laught as if we were zebus. If we begun the band today, i guess we would choose a different name. Maybe something more metalphysical like « Antic souls against the technodrome 2.0 » or « Radioactiv firmwares from the vault of Cassiopeus » and simply  « Baruch and the Spinozas »...

5.What are some of the best shows that the band has played over the years and also how would you describe your stage performance?

Stage performances looks like the game « Guitar Hero » in our mind. There are lots of notes which are streamed in our cerebral cortex : if we play the most simple songs, it's ok : We are at the practice level. And when we play the hardest tracks, it's like the expert mode and the audience hears cuts and sounds of exploded guitar strings. Most of the time, when we play in concert, we just hear « boooooooohhhhh », take few dead rabbits in the face so we quit the stage to join the limo and get back to the hotel as soon as we can. Seriously, most of the show are very cool for us, the audience is  often curious about what we do. I really can't tell you what our best show was, most of them are awesome for us for many different reasons : furious audience, very good stage's sound, very  good vegan foods for the golf player and tasty saussages for the others, naked girls in front of the stage (well, ok, it never happened but fingers crossed…).  

6.Do you have any touring or show plans for the new release?
Yes, we wish to play the more we can. For now we mostly tour in France but we really hope to get outside our country and if possible worldwide. But it's hard to organize ! We are on it.

7.The new album was released on Apathia Records, can you tell us a little bit more about this label?

They are polite and well-educated. They don't put fingers in their noses for instance. They also signed other very good bands like « Hardcore anal hydrogen ». We share a little tour with this amazing band and they are absolutely hearty and joyful.

8.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your newer music by fans of metal and experimental?

On a worldwide level it's hard to tell. We can tell that we have very positive feedbacks at our show but outside France, it's blurry for us because we don't have that much human contact with fans. Online feedbacks are pretty great. Reviews are great for now too, we are very happy, that's all i can tell you.

9.Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?

We will continue to do the music we like, that's the only certitude. Also we will try to conquer the world in a polical aspect, maybe put an end to global warming and find how to cure AIDS. We have also the secret project to transform France into an island and give to all French people an oar to travel across the world. Maybe say hello to penguins in Antarctica and drift a few years in the Pacific ocean before the end of the world.

10.What are some of the bands or musical styles that have had an influence on your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?

Lots of bands had influence : from German harsh electronics to Indian or Balisese traditionnal music. We all listen a lot of different styles. The big influences are maybe MrBungle and John Zorn. Here is a name-dropping list of what we listen for now in the tour bus ( to be honest : the tour van ) : Secret Chiefs 3, Chrome Hoof, Motor, Shnabubula, Gentle Giants, Guillaume Perret and the Electric Epics…

11.What are some of your non musical interests?

Science, metaphysic, food, philosophy, videogames, geopolitic, movies, books, porn, wine, bier, whisky... and mainly cats.

12.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?

Thank you and thanks to the readers. To end the interview, i would like to encourage the reader to think about our project  «  Operation Make France an island ». If you have ideas/ advices/ tools/ free time to find a way to make our dream come true, please contact us. We also accept money and donations to buy us drugs. It's for our cats : if those stupid little animals are stoned enough, i'm sure they won't eat our couches any longer.

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