Hey there Daniel! It's really nice of you to take your time to answer these questions; I bet you're pretty busy right now?
- "At the moment I've got a few weeks to breathe. Of course, though, since I'm not on tour I'm working on new material? so the cycle never ends."

So Daniel, can you tell us a little about Aesthetic perfection?
- "What should I say? It's simply a way for me to express myself. Since I'm not very good at writing or painting I decided music was the way to go."

Tell me, you've released the album 'A Violent Emotion' last year. What's the next step? Working on anything new?
- "I'm always working. Always creating. Chasing a mirage of a lake in the desert. There's no end, no finite goal. I'll always make music in one form or another."

Can you tell us a little about your latest album? What inspired you and what are your lyrics about?
- "In a very general way 'A Violent Emotion' is about what emotions can drive your average person to do. The power emotions have over us all is staggering. Emotions make monsters of men."

There is one song in particular that I'm very interested in hear what it is about , it's the song "The Siren" it differs quite a bit compared to the other songs on the album, since your using clean vocals instead of just distorted screams.
- "Well, to begin with, outside of "A Quiet Anthem" none of the vocals are distorted. All the screaming is my real voice. I'm very tired of hearing music where artists hide behind a wall of effects. It doesn't ever give the vocalist a chance to have their own voice, their own style. I'm not saying this in a conceited way, in the end it was my biggest problem with my first record. My voice was so swamped with effects it envelopes everything. It was my own self criticism that drove me to this point. What you've said about "The Siren" is very true. It is very different from most of the other songs I have done. And while I have no intention of repeating that song over again, you can definitely expect much more dynamics in terms of vocals on the next Aesthetic Perfection release."

Right now your touring together with Combichrist, what is that like?
- "At this very moment, the tour is over. I'm sitting at home and letting my broken rib heal. I'm writing music and preparing to hit the road with Combichrist once again in May. This last tour was full of chaos, I broke a rib, the vocalist from Auto Auto got his tooth knocked out, some people got pissed off, some people got pissed ON, some people drank piss (not our crew of course) and I can say without a doubt, that that tour we were just getting warmed up. The UK tour looms on the horizon. We'll have to make sure to top the last one."

Is there any country that you like better or prefer to play in?
- "I like playing where people like seeing live shows. I don't discriminate. People love music no matter where they live."

Do you have any dream place where you want to play and any band that you would really like to be on stage with?
- "I think my dream place to visit is Bangkok, Thailand or Tokyo, Japan. Not to play there, because when you play somewhere you almost never have a chance to see the city. No chance to absorb any of the culture you're surrounded with. I love touring but that's not a real way to travel."

What are your influences, what made you start making music?
- "I'm influenced by all aspects of life. I make music because it's all I really can do. Sure I have artists that I respect, and grew up loving, but you wouldn't believe who my all time favorite band is anyways."

How do you feel about the CD literally is dying and that digital formats are taking over?
- "Possibly. The world of entertainment is in a state of revolution, no one knows where we will be in the next 10 years. I can say I am very excited about being a part of this and don't resist it in the slightest."

I know this is a sensitive question for many musicians, but how do you feel about piracy? Do you think it's killing the music industry?
- "I. Don't. Give. A. Fuck. People will pay for what has value if they can't get it for free. It's up to artists and labels and people on the business end to discover a new model of selling music. Again, I am fully involved and interested in this new wave of entertainment and have no interest in fighting change. Adapt or die."
Aesthetic Perfection interview
April 10, 2009
Brutal Resonance

Aesthetic Perfection

Apr 2009
Hey there Daniel! It's really nice of you to take your time to answer these questions; I bet you're pretty busy right now?
- "At the moment I've got a few weeks to breathe. Of course, though, since I'm not on tour I'm working on new material? so the cycle never ends."

So Daniel, can you tell us a little about Aesthetic perfection?
- "What should I say? It's simply a way for me to express myself. Since I'm not very good at writing or painting I decided music was the way to go."

Tell me, you've released the album 'A Violent Emotion' last year. What's the next step? Working on anything new?
- "I'm always working. Always creating. Chasing a mirage of a lake in the desert. There's no end, no finite goal. I'll always make music in one form or another."

Can you tell us a little about your latest album? What inspired you and what are your lyrics about?
- "In a very general way 'A Violent Emotion' is about what emotions can drive your average person to do. The power emotions have over us all is staggering. Emotions make monsters of men."

There is one song in particular that I'm very interested in hear what it is about , it's the song "The Siren" it differs quite a bit compared to the other songs on the album, since your using clean vocals instead of just distorted screams.
- "Well, to begin with, outside of "A Quiet Anthem" none of the vocals are distorted. All the screaming is my real voice. I'm very tired of hearing music where artists hide behind a wall of effects. It doesn't ever give the vocalist a chance to have their own voice, their own style. I'm not saying this in a conceited way, in the end it was my biggest problem with my first record. My voice was so swamped with effects it envelopes everything. It was my own self criticism that drove me to this point. What you've said about "The Siren" is very true. It is very different from most of the other songs I have done. And while I have no intention of repeating that song over again, you can definitely expect much more dynamics in terms of vocals on the next Aesthetic Perfection release."

Right now your touring together with Combichrist, what is that like?
- "At this very moment, the tour is over. I'm sitting at home and letting my broken rib heal. I'm writing music and preparing to hit the road with Combichrist once again in May. This last tour was full of chaos, I broke a rib, the vocalist from Auto Auto got his tooth knocked out, some people got pissed off, some people got pissed ON, some people drank piss (not our crew of course) and I can say without a doubt, that that tour we were just getting warmed up. The UK tour looms on the horizon. We'll have to make sure to top the last one."

Is there any country that you like better or prefer to play in?
- "I like playing where people like seeing live shows. I don't discriminate. People love music no matter where they live."

Do you have any dream place where you want to play and any band that you would really like to be on stage with?
- "I think my dream place to visit is Bangkok, Thailand or Tokyo, Japan. Not to play there, because when you play somewhere you almost never have a chance to see the city. No chance to absorb any of the culture you're surrounded with. I love touring but that's not a real way to travel."

What are your influences, what made you start making music?
- "I'm influenced by all aspects of life. I make music because it's all I really can do. Sure I have artists that I respect, and grew up loving, but you wouldn't believe who my all time favorite band is anyways."

How do you feel about the CD literally is dying and that digital formats are taking over?
- "Possibly. The world of entertainment is in a state of revolution, no one knows where we will be in the next 10 years. I can say I am very excited about being a part of this and don't resist it in the slightest."

I know this is a sensitive question for many musicians, but how do you feel about piracy? Do you think it's killing the music industry?
- "I. Don't. Give. A. Fuck. People will pay for what has value if they can't get it for free. It's up to artists and labels and people on the business end to discover a new model of selling music. Again, I am fully involved and interested in this new wave of entertainment and have no interest in fighting change. Adapt or die."
Apr 10 2009

Fredrik Croona

info@brutalresonance.com
Writer and contributor on Brutal Resonance

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