Your first Maxi-CD named 'Nytändo-Shock' came out 1993, now, ten years later, do you feel like you've done everything or do you still have some power left?
- "There's still a lot left to do. The smaller and more minimally we you can do it, the closer you get to Welle:Erdball. We sound like Welle:Erdball but yet not the way Welle:Erdball should sound. And when we finally nail it, we'll quit? "

You've been working with Welle: Erdball on a fulltime basis, how would you describe the impression you get by being in this group and how has that affected you as individuals?
- "We don't work fulltime with Welle:Erdball, we also have a side project called Das Preparat and a product of that project is going to be on shown on the next Maxi-CD. And if we'd talk about how this has affected us as individuals, you'll run out of tape."

According to you, what specific year was the real breakthrough for Welle:Erdball and why?
- "It happened little by little with baby steps. But already in 1993 we played in Belgium. You can't really claim that we had an actual break-through year."

Are you planning to release anything new soon or was the assembly-album 'Die Wunderwelt der Teknik' the last thing for us to see from Welle:Erdball?
- "There's a new Maxi-CD on its way, which is going to be released in May, and it will also be available on vinyl as well couple of weeks after the release. There're no plans for making a new album yet but I'm sure there'll be sooner or later."

You've released a whole lot of songs during the last ten years but you chose to make just a few music videos, how come?
- "First of all we're musicians and not top directors. That's why we chose to work with only music. We got a close friend whom has done our music videos and we only want to work with him. There's going to be a new music video to the one of the songs from the latest album. There's a really old video that we shot for ages ago. But it only exists on recorded on an old tape somewhere."

You're one of the electro bands that have gotten the best reviews for your live performances. What's your secret?
- "It's most important to perform something that catches attention. Because if you only hear the music you might as well listen to it at home, on stage it has to give more then that."

You've played several times in Sweden these last years, what's your opinion about the Swedish audience?
- "The Swedish audience is honest and show what they feel. In Germany the crowd is more pose, but here people aren't afraid of being themselves. Since Welle:Erdball is a lot about radio, you can say that there's a special radio-contact between the audience and us."

Welle:Erdball have become music-icons by through their inventions and progress. Weigh the pros and cons with the fast technical progress in the world.
- "If we're talking about the futuristic music, it has already been around for a while like as Kraftwerk and Welle:Erdball wants to go back to the future music. C64 is the ultimate computer, you don't need a PC to create what you need and you can do just about anything with a C64."

What would you consider the top three inventions through time?
- "Commendore 64. Only"

What do you think about the new Electro-clash wave that's been playing on the radio and TV lately? Is this a good process for the electronic music scene?
- "Electro-clash is way too mainstream and end it gets way too boring. They don't dare to cross the edges. So they don't actually provide in any way. It all just becomes replicas and sound like other bands."

Any last comments to your fans out there before we wrap it up?
- "There should be a bridge between Sweden and Germany so we could be spared to ride through Denmark and I'd be the first one to cross over."

This interview was made 2003 and initially published on Neurozine.com
Welle:Erdball interview
January 1, 2003
Brutal Resonance

Welle:Erdball

Jan 2003
Your first Maxi-CD named 'Nytändo-Shock' came out 1993, now, ten years later, do you feel like you've done everything or do you still have some power left?
- "There's still a lot left to do. The smaller and more minimally we you can do it, the closer you get to Welle:Erdball. We sound like Welle:Erdball but yet not the way Welle:Erdball should sound. And when we finally nail it, we'll quit? "

You've been working with Welle: Erdball on a fulltime basis, how would you describe the impression you get by being in this group and how has that affected you as individuals?
- "We don't work fulltime with Welle:Erdball, we also have a side project called Das Preparat and a product of that project is going to be on shown on the next Maxi-CD. And if we'd talk about how this has affected us as individuals, you'll run out of tape."

According to you, what specific year was the real breakthrough for Welle:Erdball and why?
- "It happened little by little with baby steps. But already in 1993 we played in Belgium. You can't really claim that we had an actual break-through year."

Are you planning to release anything new soon or was the assembly-album 'Die Wunderwelt der Teknik' the last thing for us to see from Welle:Erdball?
- "There's a new Maxi-CD on its way, which is going to be released in May, and it will also be available on vinyl as well couple of weeks after the release. There're no plans for making a new album yet but I'm sure there'll be sooner or later."

You've released a whole lot of songs during the last ten years but you chose to make just a few music videos, how come?
- "First of all we're musicians and not top directors. That's why we chose to work with only music. We got a close friend whom has done our music videos and we only want to work with him. There's going to be a new music video to the one of the songs from the latest album. There's a really old video that we shot for ages ago. But it only exists on recorded on an old tape somewhere."

You're one of the electro bands that have gotten the best reviews for your live performances. What's your secret?
- "It's most important to perform something that catches attention. Because if you only hear the music you might as well listen to it at home, on stage it has to give more then that."

You've played several times in Sweden these last years, what's your opinion about the Swedish audience?
- "The Swedish audience is honest and show what they feel. In Germany the crowd is more pose, but here people aren't afraid of being themselves. Since Welle:Erdball is a lot about radio, you can say that there's a special radio-contact between the audience and us."

Welle:Erdball have become music-icons by through their inventions and progress. Weigh the pros and cons with the fast technical progress in the world.
- "If we're talking about the futuristic music, it has already been around for a while like as Kraftwerk and Welle:Erdball wants to go back to the future music. C64 is the ultimate computer, you don't need a PC to create what you need and you can do just about anything with a C64."

What would you consider the top three inventions through time?
- "Commendore 64. Only"

What do you think about the new Electro-clash wave that's been playing on the radio and TV lately? Is this a good process for the electronic music scene?
- "Electro-clash is way too mainstream and end it gets way too boring. They don't dare to cross the edges. So they don't actually provide in any way. It all just becomes replicas and sound like other bands."

Any last comments to your fans out there before we wrap it up?
- "There should be a bridge between Sweden and Germany so we could be spared to ride through Denmark and I'd be the first one to cross over."

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

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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