Hi Diorama! How are you?
- "We're doing fine."

You have just released your latest album 'Cubed', can you tell us some more about it?
- "Release date was March 19th, 2010. The album contains 13 songs. Besides the regular edition, there's a limited edition in a more elaborate design with a bonus CD and some extra material. During the production we were lead by the concept of a cube symbolising the personal habitat of each individual that one can use and alter, but never leave. That's about it for the big picture."

'Child of Entertainment' was the first single from the new album and my personal favourite, was it given that it would be the first single?
- "Yes. 'Child of Entertainment' puts a lot of my personal awareness of life over the past 3 years in a nutshell, and I wanted to set an emphasis on this. Besides, I consider pace, energy and message of the song as consistent enough to carry a self-contained release."

You made a video for "Child of Entertainment", could you tell us a little about it.
- "We've shot the video in December 2010 between Christmas and New Year's Eve. Pretty much everything from conception to execution and post-production was done by us, what was fun to do but also very hard work. The video was directed by our good friend Boris May who runs his own band Klangstabil."

Any other planned EP/CDS releases from 'Cubed' planned?
- "95% no."

It seems like you integrated guitars more than before, how come?
- "Sash and his Gibson have been a part of Diorama since album number four. It has never been our intention to enforce the presence of the new sound element from the beginning on. It was more like a gradual evolvement. Through our long lasting collaboration, we've arrived at a point, where the "real" instruments are able to play a more sensible role and find their adequate spot within the sound scenery. Besides, it's a question of influences. You must not forget that our musical origin is placed in the electronic 80's oriented corner. Our own horizon has become a lot wider in the meantime"

This is your 7th full-length album, how have you evolved from then 'til now?
- "Our music walks along the path of life. Old influences and ideas are losing their appeal, new thoughts are emerging. You grow up and get settled. But still you stay young, wild and thirsty. Since nobody can press the STOP button, matters run their course. To evaluate each step of our creative history in comparison to the steps before is more a question for journalists and fans, too tricky for us and also a highly subjective, opinion-driven topic."

Could you tell us a bit more about your collaboration with your label Accession Records?
- "The collaboration started when I got in contact with Adrian Hates, the head of Accession Records through a physical(!) letter in '95 or '96 I think. We discovered that we had similar imaginations about creating art and everything, so we decided to give it a shot and have Diorama released on their label. The collaboration is characterized by a very supportive, creative, innovative and respectful way of working and atmosphere."

You have never played in Sweden, when can we expect to see you guys here?
- "Yes I have, Malmö in 2001. But okay - it doesn't really count. If we'll find the right local booking partner, it'll be our pleasure to come over, the sooner the better."

Any last words to our readers?
- "Take care."
Diorama interview
April 16, 2010
Brutal Resonance

Diorama

Apr 2010
Hi Diorama! How are you?
- "We're doing fine."

You have just released your latest album 'Cubed', can you tell us some more about it?
- "Release date was March 19th, 2010. The album contains 13 songs. Besides the regular edition, there's a limited edition in a more elaborate design with a bonus CD and some extra material. During the production we were lead by the concept of a cube symbolising the personal habitat of each individual that one can use and alter, but never leave. That's about it for the big picture."

'Child of Entertainment' was the first single from the new album and my personal favourite, was it given that it would be the first single?
- "Yes. 'Child of Entertainment' puts a lot of my personal awareness of life over the past 3 years in a nutshell, and I wanted to set an emphasis on this. Besides, I consider pace, energy and message of the song as consistent enough to carry a self-contained release."

You made a video for "Child of Entertainment", could you tell us a little about it.
- "We've shot the video in December 2010 between Christmas and New Year's Eve. Pretty much everything from conception to execution and post-production was done by us, what was fun to do but also very hard work. The video was directed by our good friend Boris May who runs his own band Klangstabil."

Any other planned EP/CDS releases from 'Cubed' planned?
- "95% no."

It seems like you integrated guitars more than before, how come?
- "Sash and his Gibson have been a part of Diorama since album number four. It has never been our intention to enforce the presence of the new sound element from the beginning on. It was more like a gradual evolvement. Through our long lasting collaboration, we've arrived at a point, where the "real" instruments are able to play a more sensible role and find their adequate spot within the sound scenery. Besides, it's a question of influences. You must not forget that our musical origin is placed in the electronic 80's oriented corner. Our own horizon has become a lot wider in the meantime"

This is your 7th full-length album, how have you evolved from then 'til now?
- "Our music walks along the path of life. Old influences and ideas are losing their appeal, new thoughts are emerging. You grow up and get settled. But still you stay young, wild and thirsty. Since nobody can press the STOP button, matters run their course. To evaluate each step of our creative history in comparison to the steps before is more a question for journalists and fans, too tricky for us and also a highly subjective, opinion-driven topic."

Could you tell us a bit more about your collaboration with your label Accession Records?
- "The collaboration started when I got in contact with Adrian Hates, the head of Accession Records through a physical(!) letter in '95 or '96 I think. We discovered that we had similar imaginations about creating art and everything, so we decided to give it a shot and have Diorama released on their label. The collaboration is characterized by a very supportive, creative, innovative and respectful way of working and atmosphere."

You have never played in Sweden, when can we expect to see you guys here?
- "Yes I have, Malmö in 2001. But okay - it doesn't really count. If we'll find the right local booking partner, it'll be our pleasure to come over, the sooner the better."

Any last words to our readers?
- "Take care."
Apr 16 2010

Patrik Lindström

info@brutalresonance.com
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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