Sunday, January 22, 2017

Carne Interview

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

Since the recording session in June 2016 with Amaury Sauvé, we worked hard to gather people to work with for the vinyl and cd release. We are finally going to release the vinyl version with Shove Records (IT), Poutrage Records (FR), Vox Project (FR), Dingleberry Records (DE), No Way Asso (FR), Ker Mess Noar (FR) and the CD version with Drown Within Records (IT).
Thibo, the drummer, is in charge of every artwork for the band so we worked together to finalize the design for the album too. We also drank a lot of beer and played music sometimes.

2.You have a new album coming out in February, 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?
We usually say we play a kind of sludge / noise music.
Our new album is in the continuity of this approach but we feel we get closer to what we want to express with every new record.

3.This is your first album since 2013, can you tell us a little bit more about what has been going on during that time frame?

Even if we are always composing new music, we release only the stuff we really like and deserves to be recorded.
Since 2013, we toured in some european countries and took the time to share what we wanted to share with “Ville Morgue” our previous album.

We also prepared and played some shows as a backing band for Marion Leclercq’s solo project, Mütterlein.

4.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the newer music?
This new record expresses all our skepticism and unease towards a society where sarcasm and mediocrity became criterias of appreciation if not values to be defended at all cost.

A society that constantly and repeatedly broadcasts its own decay, drowning masses in a sea of ignorance and ready-made reflections.

5.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Carne'?
Carne is a french word, pronounced “karn”, which means bad meat. It can be used to described somebody or a living animal too.
It’s also the name of a short film from Gaspar Noé.

6.Currently there are only 2 members in the band, are you planning on expanding the line up in the future or do you chose to remain a duo?
Both “Ville Morgue” and “Modern Rituals” feature Marion Leclercq as a third member but Carne is and will remain a duo.

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

Our best show might be the one we’ll play tomorrow because it seems people understand what we want to express a little bit more every time. We recently had very good fun playing for an Halloween party with all the audience dressed up. More generally, the more the audience gets wild, the better we play!

8.Do you have any touring or show plans once the new album is released?

We actually planned some shows in France and Italy in February and March for the release.
More will come later in the year.

9.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of sludge and noise?

Not sure if all the people who like sludge or noise understand our music because it’s not really based on the standards of the genres. Style labels are just here to help people find new stuff they like according to their tastes but we prefer trying to develop something more personal than celebrating our idols.

10.Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
We really never planned our music. It’s impossible to say.

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

Playing for Marion’s solo project, Mütterlein, maybe helped us to consider adding more silence and space in our music with Carne. Otherwise we listen to a lot of different music and we do not share exactly the same tastes which gives different lectures and influences to our music.

12.What are some of your non musical interests?

There are many things we like doing, and that makes for a large part of the inspiration we use in Carne. We are also a lot into DIY, not only as a music scene but more generally we like doing things ourselves!

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

Thank you, and very glad to read you enjoyed our record!!

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