You are not so well known outside Norway; describe yourselves and your music?
Bernd: -"I am from Germany from the start and I like synth. I started when I was 16 to turn on a Korg Polysix and I have been in my studio pretty long. The plans about making music professional and giving my all became reality after I met Terje for almost 3 years ago."
Terje: - "The music is based on our personalities, both lyrics and music. Off course in an electronic genre and it was most natural that it became EBM and Futurepop. Our tracks include a lot of energy, but are also melody. That Bernd has his roots in Germany and that I like goth can also be heard."
Bernd: - "All of our tracks is made so that they can be played live."

You found each other when Terje published an add in a magazine. How was it in the beginning when you met and started doing your music?
Terje: - "We found the rhythm and tone with each other quickly, both when it came to lyrics and to put together the music. Then (January 2000) just like now there is allot of creative energy in the air when a new track is created. But the time it takes to create a track is very relative. It starts with Bernd puts a backbone for a chorus or a verse and I put the vocal melody and write the lyrics. After that it develops and sometimes you have to do it over and over again until we get a result we are satisfied with. During this creating process a lot of suggestions comes up and almost half of them we don't use."
Bernd: - "In the beginning we were pretty unlike and mostly if you think of the culture difference. But it brought big potential and we used that quickly. The very first tracks were finishes fast and they were kind of slow and experimental. I think its fun to listen to the really old tracks sometimes."

On both your recorded tracks and on your performances you have a female vocalist and keyboardist. Who is it and what is her role in the band?
Bernd: - "That is our third member, Kristine, who left us for her own project outside our genre. She sang, played the synth and gave us inspiration and had some suggestions about the shaping. We try at the moment to find another girl, Tori to start in the band. It's too soon though to say how much she would like to be involved in Cue To Recall, but she can try on our next gig on OHM: Club in Oslo on the 28:th of December. She studies music and we believe in her."

You have been on compilations like "Chipyard 2002 Remixes" and "Oslo Synthfestival 2002". How is the hunt for a record deal and to release your own album?
Terje: - "We have sent a lot of demos around Norway but also to Germany without getting any deals, but we will never give up. We have plenty of time and we like playing live during the wait."
Bernd: - "It's a lot of bands that get deals after just been doing this for a short time, and I think it's good if you have been working hard and been getting some experience. To release your own album is a solution if you get sponsors."

What are you plans for the future and what will happen next for the band?
Bernd: - "The first is to make 5-6 tracks that is even better shaped if you see to the sound. I have been giving a lot to create a solid base and create new sounds.
Terje: - "Cue to Recall wants to develop even more in the future to give a more personal impression on stage and on album. Vi gives a lot to create a special style in electronic music which belongs to Cue to Recall."

You made a fantastic gig on Oslo Synthfestival, was that your best gig?
Bernd: - "Thank you! We believe it is our best gig so far because the tracks were new and we are staring to feel more at home on stage."

In which city/festival would be a big dream to play in?
Terje: - "It would have been great to play in Gothenburg or Stockholm. It would have been a fantastic feeling to have a whole new audience. We have nothing to lose and all the creative critics we get are with open arms. If we would get to decide a festival we would defiantly say Arvikafestivalen."
Bernd: - "I have dreamt of playing on Arvikafestivalen since I came to Norway five years ago and for the first time visited Arvikafestivalen."

This interview was made 2003 and initially published on Neurozine.com
Cue To Recall interview
January 1, 2003
Brutal Resonance

Cue To Recall

Jan 2003
You are not so well known outside Norway; describe yourselves and your music?
Bernd: -"I am from Germany from the start and I like synth. I started when I was 16 to turn on a Korg Polysix and I have been in my studio pretty long. The plans about making music professional and giving my all became reality after I met Terje for almost 3 years ago."
Terje: - "The music is based on our personalities, both lyrics and music. Off course in an electronic genre and it was most natural that it became EBM and Futurepop. Our tracks include a lot of energy, but are also melody. That Bernd has his roots in Germany and that I like goth can also be heard."
Bernd: - "All of our tracks is made so that they can be played live."

You found each other when Terje published an add in a magazine. How was it in the beginning when you met and started doing your music?
Terje: - "We found the rhythm and tone with each other quickly, both when it came to lyrics and to put together the music. Then (January 2000) just like now there is allot of creative energy in the air when a new track is created. But the time it takes to create a track is very relative. It starts with Bernd puts a backbone for a chorus or a verse and I put the vocal melody and write the lyrics. After that it develops and sometimes you have to do it over and over again until we get a result we are satisfied with. During this creating process a lot of suggestions comes up and almost half of them we don't use."
Bernd: - "In the beginning we were pretty unlike and mostly if you think of the culture difference. But it brought big potential and we used that quickly. The very first tracks were finishes fast and they were kind of slow and experimental. I think its fun to listen to the really old tracks sometimes."

On both your recorded tracks and on your performances you have a female vocalist and keyboardist. Who is it and what is her role in the band?
Bernd: - "That is our third member, Kristine, who left us for her own project outside our genre. She sang, played the synth and gave us inspiration and had some suggestions about the shaping. We try at the moment to find another girl, Tori to start in the band. It's too soon though to say how much she would like to be involved in Cue To Recall, but she can try on our next gig on OHM: Club in Oslo on the 28:th of December. She studies music and we believe in her."

You have been on compilations like "Chipyard 2002 Remixes" and "Oslo Synthfestival 2002". How is the hunt for a record deal and to release your own album?
Terje: - "We have sent a lot of demos around Norway but also to Germany without getting any deals, but we will never give up. We have plenty of time and we like playing live during the wait."
Bernd: - "It's a lot of bands that get deals after just been doing this for a short time, and I think it's good if you have been working hard and been getting some experience. To release your own album is a solution if you get sponsors."

What are you plans for the future and what will happen next for the band?
Bernd: - "The first is to make 5-6 tracks that is even better shaped if you see to the sound. I have been giving a lot to create a solid base and create new sounds.
Terje: - "Cue to Recall wants to develop even more in the future to give a more personal impression on stage and on album. Vi gives a lot to create a special style in electronic music which belongs to Cue to Recall."

You made a fantastic gig on Oslo Synthfestival, was that your best gig?
Bernd: - "Thank you! We believe it is our best gig so far because the tracks were new and we are staring to feel more at home on stage."

In which city/festival would be a big dream to play in?
Terje: - "It would have been great to play in Gothenburg or Stockholm. It would have been a fantastic feeling to have a whole new audience. We have nothing to lose and all the creative critics we get are with open arms. If we would get to decide a festival we would defiantly say Arvikafestivalen."
Bernd: - "I have dreamt of playing on Arvikafestivalen since I came to Norway five years ago and for the first time visited Arvikafestivalen."

This interview was made 2003 and initially published on Neurozine.com
Jan 01 2003

Patrik Lindström

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Founder of Brutal Resonance in 2009, founder of Electroracle and founder of ex Promonetics. Used to write a whole lot for Brutal Resonance and have written over 500 reviews. Nowadays, mostly focusing on the website and paving way for our writers.

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