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Interview with Lieder Distortion
What got you into music, and if you had not gotten into music what would you be doing today?
I saw a clip of Return to sender with Elvis and later a clip with Roxette on TV. Then it was clear.
Without music I don´t know what I had done, Hypnotist or full time Hippie on the couontryside maybe..
What do you like to do when you are not playing music and how does that influence your creativity?
Is out in nature and reads books. Both are relaxing and inspiring.
How long has your band been around?
This project have been around for 10 years but we have recorded everything a lot of times and so. In a way the project is 1 month old, couse now is the first time we have released something.
Where are you based out of and how did that influence your music?
Sweden. I live in a beautiful landscape with high mountains I hope that´s how the music sounds.
How did you come up with the name of your band and what does it mean to you?
Lieder is the german word for classical songs, composed by Schubert and so on. So we thought Lieder Distortion describes the music very well.
Tell me about your most memorable shows.
We are freelance musicians so we do loads of gigs but not with this project yet. We'll wait until after the album release
What is your favorite venue to play at, and do you have any places you want to play that you have not already?
500 people and crowded
What is some advice that you would give to someone who is just getting into playing in a band and some advice that you would give to your younger self?
Follow your inner compass and the encouragement of the outer world in some balanced way
If you could go back in time and give yourselves advice, what would it be?
I maybe know when I am older.
Of your songs which one means the most to you and why?
After all, we play classical music by Mozart, Vivaldi and others, so we arrange these for rock bands. So we don't write much music for the band. But we have our own instrumental song also on the album which will come later
Which songs are your favorite to play and which get requested the most?
What is the creative process for the band, and what inspires you to write your music?
We choose a piece of classical music or an opera aria that we think fits as a rock song. Then we write down the harmonies, move parts, make a sketch, record, replay, cut and paste until we are satisfied. It takes a very long time and is both frustrating and wonderfully fun.
What kinds of messages do you like to get across in your music?
That there is and has been music that deserves to be played again and to be listened to by many
Do you ever have disagreements in your band, and how do you get past them?
Yes, we argue and change our minds
What are your plans for the future, and do you have anything that you want to spotlight that is coming up?
The next single is a much more well-known song from classical music history and it will be released on March 24th