Friday, November 29, 2013

Mothermound Interview

1.For those that have never heard of you before can you tell us a little bit about the band?
Well, the band has existed in this line-up since 2009-2010, when we started working with Martin, the drummer. Otherwise we have all been involved in various musical projects before that, some more, some less serious.

2.How would you describe your musical sound?
It's basically a combination of all four people that play in the band. We are all quite different individuals and I think this fact is also reflected in the music. We like our sound a bit dirty, but still retaining some polish, so that things don't get lost in the mess.

3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the music?
The lyrics are more or less introspective, dealing with one's relationship with society, religion, birth and death, personal stuff mostly. We've never seen ourselves as a political band or something like that.

4,The band was originally known as Expulsion, what was the decision behind the name change?
The band actually changed it's name after a 5 year pause. After some slight line-up changes and some new approaches to making music we also decided it was time to head on under a new flag.
5.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name Mothermound?
We are somewhat fascinated by the idea of circular motion in nature. Life-death, beginning-end, it also plays n important role in our lyrics and music. The Idea behind Mothermound can be interpreted in various ways. As the Mother-mound, the main mound (Earth?) from which we all spawn and return to when our time comes, or simply as a phrase containing two words which mark the beginning (mother) and the end (mound), womb and tomb, cradle and grave.

6.What are some of the best shows that the band has played so far and how would you describe your stage performance?
We haven't done too many shows in this current line-up, but I can say we like smaller venues which are more intimate, more personal. The personal message gets lost on bigger stages for some bands. And smaller stages make us try harder and make our performances more energetic. I couls say we bas our performances on our music and not on some theatrical gymnastics background. For us it's still all about the music.

7.Do you have any touring or show plans for the future?
Well, we just released 'The Burden of Tomorrow' and we have some gigs planned to promote the thing. For now this will all be more or less limited to Slovenia, but we are also considering other options for the future. We'll see what it brings.

8.The new album came out on Hollow Earth Records, can you tell us a little bit more about this record label?
It's a young record label which doesn't limit itself musically or in any other way. It's operates in a very professional and still down-to-earth, human way. And that's the way we like it.

9.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of progressive and doom metal?
Since the album was released we've mostly gotten positive feedback from everyone. We don't expect all people to like what we do and everyone is entitled to his/her opinion. But generally our work has been quite warmly accepted.

10.What direction do you see your music heading into on future releases?
I guess we will continue following the same guidelines. Some changes are bound to happen, because we are all still growing and learning and discovering new things. We'll just have to wait and see where the music takes us.

11.What are some bands or musical styles that have influenced your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?
We actually listen to a wide spectrum of music and musical genres. I could say that we have been influenced by everything from Black Sabbath to Eurythmics, from Opeth to Tom Waits. What I listen to mostly depends on the current mood or the mood I am trying to get into. Sometimes classical music comes in handy, other times Shining is on most of the day:)

12.How would you describe your views on Occultism?
I'm mostly interested in the phenomenon from a historical point of view. But practice makes things a bit different sometimes. Everything that has to do with religious or any other beliefs or views is highly personal and should be treated and respected as such. If it all remains like this it's completely acceptable and safe for everyone. If it gets out of hand it can be dangerous. Be it Christianity or the Manure Worship Cult next door.

13.Outside of music what are some of your interests?
We all have our stuff to do, concerning work or families, so it's never boring.

14.Any final words or thoughts before we wrap up this interview?
Thank you for taking interest and keep keeping an open mind.
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