Hi Peter! Thank you for doing this interview with us! How are you?
- "I'm fine, thanks. It's a pleasure to answer your interview questions."

You have just finished your US tour? How was it and how did the crowd react to all the new tracks?
- "The US tour was fantastic and an absolute adventure. We traveled with an old van which had it's problems to survive the 12.000 km we had to drive. I uploaded daily tour-reports on our new and official YouTube channel called: "TheForkForce". So, if you are interested in looking behind the curtains of a tour, that's the place to go. The crowds reacted enthusiastically and it was a great experience to perform the new song "Endless Infinity", as the audience was reacting immediately very positively to it."

Talking about new tracks, you are about to release your album 'Continuum Ride', could you tell us some more about it?
- "Well, I finished the mastering of the album a week before we left to USA. The inspiration for the album was given by the US tour from last year (2009), and especially by the town Detroit. It's a very surreal picture when you see skyscrapers in ruins with huge "FOR RENT!" signs. I imagined an abandoned amusement park in ruins and felt the similarity between this and an old cemetery as a reminder of our evanescence. I guess that's why the whole album sounds a bit more dark and destructive, than 'Dream, Tiresias!'."

You release 'Continuum Ride' in three different editions, could you tell us some more about it?
- "In these times it is important to offer the few ones who still purchase CD's something extraordinary to reward their efforts and loyalty. That's why we came up with the extreme fan edition which contains the limited box plus an extra t-shirt which will only be available in this package. Then there is the limited box set with an extra DVD with the clip "Beholder" and a "Making of", plus an extra MCD with 3 remixes, besides a very huge booklet and artwork. And for the ones who are not interested in video clips there is the regular CD edition, which is also nice. In the end it's all about the music and everybody can pick the favorite edition."

Even though I grew up with your earlier releases, 'Continuum Ride' and 'Dream, Tiresias!' are my favorite Project Pitchfork albums, what about them makes them so special?
- "I guess it's the way I produced them. Both albums and also 'Wonderland/One Million Faces' were entirely produced, recorded and mixed in my home studio. This was giving me the time to care about every little thing instead of having to care about time issues. On top I went back doing everything by my self, so there are no compromises included."

It seems like your voice get darker and darker for each album, change of effects or just too much whiskey?
- "My voice was never made by effects and it was always important to me to be able to reproduce it live. After nearly 20 years there is also a bit of experience that makes it darker without having to struggle for it... and the whiskey... of course."

You also have a few side projects, IMATEM and Santa Hates You. How do you find the time and how does it work to have maintain all the three bands at the same time?
- "First of all, I strictly divide composing periods of these projects. That means I don't compose and then decide to which project it goes, but I strictly decide what I am working for and then complete an album entirely before working on another project. Also I just sleep on Sundays, this lets me find enough time to care about all projects."

Any IMATEM or Santa Hates You news you would like to share while we are on the topic?
- "For late autumn there is a Santa Hates You EP planned, and after that I will start caring about IMATEM again."

What's the benefits of having Trisol as your label?
- "It is fun to have the freedom not to care about all the business aspects that are coming with a release of an album. Since 'Kaskade' I had to care about that and it takes a lot of time away from composing new stuff. And on top Alex (The boss of Trisol) is a complete music lover and he is really dedicated to make his artists happy. You don't find that too often in the music business."

Any last words for our readers?
- "I wish you find a way of being happy with what you do and you can fulfill most of your dreams. Never forget that you are not alone! See you at our shows!"
Project Pitchfork interview
July 23, 2010
Brutal Resonance

Project Pitchfork

Jul 2010
Hi Peter! Thank you for doing this interview with us! How are you?
- "I'm fine, thanks. It's a pleasure to answer your interview questions."

You have just finished your US tour? How was it and how did the crowd react to all the new tracks?
- "The US tour was fantastic and an absolute adventure. We traveled with an old van which had it's problems to survive the 12.000 km we had to drive. I uploaded daily tour-reports on our new and official YouTube channel called: "TheForkForce". So, if you are interested in looking behind the curtains of a tour, that's the place to go. The crowds reacted enthusiastically and it was a great experience to perform the new song "Endless Infinity", as the audience was reacting immediately very positively to it."

Talking about new tracks, you are about to release your album 'Continuum Ride', could you tell us some more about it?
- "Well, I finished the mastering of the album a week before we left to USA. The inspiration for the album was given by the US tour from last year (2009), and especially by the town Detroit. It's a very surreal picture when you see skyscrapers in ruins with huge "FOR RENT!" signs. I imagined an abandoned amusement park in ruins and felt the similarity between this and an old cemetery as a reminder of our evanescence. I guess that's why the whole album sounds a bit more dark and destructive, than 'Dream, Tiresias!'."

You release 'Continuum Ride' in three different editions, could you tell us some more about it?
- "In these times it is important to offer the few ones who still purchase CD's something extraordinary to reward their efforts and loyalty. That's why we came up with the extreme fan edition which contains the limited box plus an extra t-shirt which will only be available in this package. Then there is the limited box set with an extra DVD with the clip "Beholder" and a "Making of", plus an extra MCD with 3 remixes, besides a very huge booklet and artwork. And for the ones who are not interested in video clips there is the regular CD edition, which is also nice. In the end it's all about the music and everybody can pick the favorite edition."

Even though I grew up with your earlier releases, 'Continuum Ride' and 'Dream, Tiresias!' are my favorite Project Pitchfork albums, what about them makes them so special?
- "I guess it's the way I produced them. Both albums and also 'Wonderland/One Million Faces' were entirely produced, recorded and mixed in my home studio. This was giving me the time to care about every little thing instead of having to care about time issues. On top I went back doing everything by my self, so there are no compromises included."

It seems like your voice get darker and darker for each album, change of effects or just too much whiskey?
- "My voice was never made by effects and it was always important to me to be able to reproduce it live. After nearly 20 years there is also a bit of experience that makes it darker without having to struggle for it... and the whiskey... of course."

You also have a few side projects, IMATEM and Santa Hates You. How do you find the time and how does it work to have maintain all the three bands at the same time?
- "First of all, I strictly divide composing periods of these projects. That means I don't compose and then decide to which project it goes, but I strictly decide what I am working for and then complete an album entirely before working on another project. Also I just sleep on Sundays, this lets me find enough time to care about all projects."

Any IMATEM or Santa Hates You news you would like to share while we are on the topic?
- "For late autumn there is a Santa Hates You EP planned, and after that I will start caring about IMATEM again."

What's the benefits of having Trisol as your label?
- "It is fun to have the freedom not to care about all the business aspects that are coming with a release of an album. Since 'Kaskade' I had to care about that and it takes a lot of time away from composing new stuff. And on top Alex (The boss of Trisol) is a complete music lover and he is really dedicated to make his artists happy. You don't find that too often in the music business."

Any last words for our readers?
- "I wish you find a way of being happy with what you do and you can fulfill most of your dreams. Never forget that you are not alone! See you at our shows!"
Jul 23 2010
Mankind often is too blind to see reality.
Suicide Commando, Jan 01 2004

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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