Hi there! This is Fab from Biopsy! Thanx for the oportunitty. here are the answers. > 1.I let you present Biopsy's life to our readers, past, present & future. Well, Biopsy was born in 1994, as a side project for Aghast View . We decided to start this project because we needed to expand our musical frontiers ! > 2.Last year, you found a new home at DSBP, what became Cri du Chat Disques? Cri du Chat is gone. The brazilian market for EBM is very restricted. > 3. Tommy said me that DSBP was a kind of family, i guess that's quiet > unusual for a label... DSBP is special...We treat ourseleves like good brothers. Tommy T is a very good friend and also a great professional that lives music passionately! > 4. Biopsy=Aghast View: do you know in advance if the song you compose will > be for Biopsy or Aghast View? Biopsy is not equal to Aghast View. Itīs verrry different. Yes, we know far in advance if it will be an A.V or Biopsy track. > 5. What is the most important now: > Biopsy or Aghast View? And what are the main differences for you? Both are important...We are now working on our new Aghast View album though, to be released in the second semester. Dsbp is re-issuing Nervate (Biopsyīs first album) with 2 bonus tracks and different cover artwork. > 6. You signed on Zoth Ommog with Aghast View, do you know what becomes this > label, i've heard much bands that were signed on it moved to Bloodline in > Germany. I donīt know what exactly happened to ZOTH. But it is a shame the label is dying. Bloodline is a very promising electrolabel and I wish them all the best! > 7. While our parties, "Third Stroke"' tracks kick our asses, how do you > manage to combine harsh ingredients & soft notes, is your goal to shake > bodies? Well, thanx a lot! Yeah, our aim is to offer the listener a good dose of intense electronics with a great body feel to it! > 8.How will be your next album? Any news on it? I donīt know...We will start writing it only after we finish the new Aghast view. > 9. What is the country where you get the most success except yours? USA is the country we get more reactions from. We are not famous in Brazil. Other great market is EUROPE, speccially Germany. > 10.Are you used to play live in concerts and/or festivals? Not really. We only play 2 or 3 times a year live. > 11. Will you soon play in Europe? We really want to play! But we need a sponsor to pay our airtickets and hotel... Do you know anyone interested? > 12. How electronic music is perceived in Brazil? Some years ago, it was a > land with a real musical motivation and innovation? Is it the same today? Well, when talking about brazilian music, the thing is that it is quite trendy. Alternative music does not seem to have space here. Pure electro here is not recognized. Only shitty dance music, pop and hybrids of brazilian music with some keyboards on it... > 13. Do you manage to live from your music, or do you have a job? We have jobs. I (Fabricio) am a teacher and entrepreneur in the edcation field. Guilherme is an advertising agent. > 14. At Sampler & Sans Reproches, we're always ready to promote your powerful > tracks, what are the "messages" or "lessons" we can learn from them? Well, interpretations are due to the listener. > 15.Tie-Breaker: do you know if the band Morgue is still alive? Unfortunatelly they quit 2 years ago. > 16.Let me thank you a lot for this interivew, feel free to finish it as you > like... I wanna thank you for the great oportunitty and send a big hello to our fans in France! > > > Walter from S&SR > SAMPLER & SANS REPROCHES Radioshow > http://home.nordnet.fr/~wpluquet
Q: How would you describe Third Stroke compared to Nervate and Cervix State Sequences? A: Third Stroke is more club oriented. It has different bass structures for the songs, as it is not so focused on electric-guitar layers. Q: One thing missing from Third Stroke was any "ambient" song like Lumen Obscura from from CX State Sequences or Utopic Tranquility from Nervate. Was this intentional? A: It was definitely not intentional, it just did not happen this time. The re-issue of Nervate will have a new ambient track like those aforementioned as one of the bonuses. Q: The vocal style seems to be more subdued on Third Stroke. Are you still doing the majority of the vocals, or changing singing styles? A: In fact I do all the vocals and lyrics on Biopsy. I try to experiment with vocal tones and phrases often. Q: How do you determine what will be a Biopsy or Aghast View song? Do you write for a particular project at one time? A: No...we know what we are writing. Or we write to Aghast View or to Biopsy specifically. Q: Third Stroke, like the two albums before it, is incredibly diverse in sound. Is there any common theme linking the songs together? A: Not really. The themes are very subliminal and imaginative. Q: I understand the first Biopsy album, Nervate, will be re-released early next year! What can we expect from the re-release? New tracks and/or remixes? A: It will have new tracks as bonuses, and new cover artwork as well. Q: Where are you looking for the sound of Biopsy to go next? A: Hmmm...we don't know yet. It is a matter of momentum. Q: What are you working on as we speak? What does the future hold for all your projects, esp. Aghast View with the current "upheaval" at Zoth Ommog? A: We are working with new Biopsy tracks(some for the re-issue), and soon we plan on starting a new Aghast View album. We are not sure what happened with Zoth, but we know it is still an existing label and we are still licensed to them for future releases. Q: Final thoughts/comments? A: Thank you very much for this opportunity and all the best to all our fans and supporters!
INTERVIEW WITH BIOPSY questions by PRAYERS FOR RAIN ZINE-Gunhed. answers by Fabricio Viscardi > - "Third Stroke" has a more electro sound and polished quality to it, > where as "Cervix State Sequences" was more spontanous and choatic. What were > your initial ideas going into writing "Third Stroke?" WE NEVER PLAN ANYTHING ON WHAT THE ALBUM SHOULD SOUND...WE JUST GO ON AND START WRITING THE TRACKS... I THINK WE GATHER INFLUENCES DURING THE SESSIONS, FROM OTHER SOURCES AND THE ALBUM RESULTS IN A SOUNDING SOMEWHAT REFLECTING WHAT WE ARE LISTENING AT THAT TIME... > - Your music for the most part is very angry. What types of things > pisses off the men of Biopsy? VIOLENCE, GREEED, POLUTION, SELFISHNESS, CRULTY, NONSENSE, CENSORSHIT, STUPID PEOPLE, HUNGER... THESE THINGS REALLY MAKE US ANGRY. > - All of your songs are written in English. Have you ever considered > writing a song in your native tongue? YES, WE HAVE TRIED, BUT IT SEEMED AWFUL , SHITYY AND FUNNY. PORTUGUESE DOES NOT GO WITH ELECTRONICS. > - What's it like to have someone as hard working as Tommy T promoting > your band? If I'm not mistaken, you've had some problems with > other labels in the past (not getting paid, bad promotion, etc.. ) TOMMY T IS A NICE PERSON , A GREAT PROMOTER, A VERY SUPPORTIVE , DECENT AND HONEST GUY...HEīS LIKE A BROTHER TO US... ITīS VERY DIFFICULT TO FIND SUCH A PASSIONATE AND HARD WORKING INDIVIDUAL IN THE ELECTROSCENE NOWADAYS...TOMMY IS THE MAN! WE REALLY FEEL GREAT WORKING WITH HIM. ABOUT THE PROBLEMS OF THE PAST WITH OTHER LABELS, I DONīT FEEL LIKE TALKING ABOUT IT AGAIN... > - There are tons of samples within the framework of Biopsy's music. Where do you > pull samples from and have you ever got in trouble for sampling something? MANY MANY SOURCES... FROM SYNTHS, TO SAMPING CDīS , TO BRAZILIAN MUSIC CDīS , TO HEAVY METAL, JAZZ, DANCE CDīS... WE HAVE NEVER HAD A PROBLEM WITH SAMPLE RIGHTS , CAUSE WE DO CHANGE AND DISTORT OUR SAMPLES A LOT! > - What do you do when you're not creating music? Do you have regular > jobs? YES...IīM (FABRICIO) AN ENGLISH TEACHER (I OWN A LITTLE SCHOOL)...I ALSO STILL GO TO COLLEGE WHERE I STUDY BUSINESS. GUILHERME IS AN ADVERTISING AGENT...HE HAS A LITTLE AGENCY. > - You guys remind me of one of my all time favorite bands, Swamp > Terrorist. If you guys ever got together and did a project, I don't > think the electro world could handle it. Now that would be a > great remix war! Have you ever met them? YES, WE HAVE MET THEM ONCE , WHE THEY PLAYED IN BRAZIL! THEY WERE ONE OF OUR MAIN SOURCES OF INSPIRATION...STR IS A GREAT GUY! > - What are your thoughts on the growing Power-noise movement? WE ARE NOT THAT MUCH INTO POWER NOISE...WE PREFFER MELTING THINGS , LIKE USING POWER NOISE , EBM, TEKKNO, AMBIENT,ETC. > - If you could open up live for any band, who would they be and why? I DONīT KNOW....MAYBE FRONT LINE ASSEMBLY... THEY ARE A GOOD INFLUENCE TO US TOO. > - Have you started work on the next album? NOT YET... WE PLAN ON DOING THAT EARLY NEXT YEAR... > - Have you completed any new remixes for bands we might not know about? WE DID A REMIX FOR IDIOT STARE, NOW WE WILL REMIX NOXIOUS EMOTION...WE USUALLY REMIX MORE UNDER THE AGHAST VIEW MONIKER... > - Thanks for taking the time and good luck in the future! Any last > comments, plugs etc.. you would like to add in closing? I WOULD LIKE TO THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR THIS OPORTUNITTY AND SEND A BIG HELLO TO OUR FANS AND SUPPORTERS! FAB