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  Faderhead March 27, 2008, 10:43pm

I believe the industrial scene is currently suffering a stagnation caused by so many bands copying eachother and trying to sound the same. Sometimes I strive to hear something different, something new, and this is why I love Faderhead. Faderhead brings us unique song structures, not constraining himself to the typical tempos and sounds we've come to expect from the industrial / electronic scene. Hailing from Hamburg, Germany, and on Accession Records, Faderhead has played major european festivals and has grown a cult following, not to be restricted by genre boundaries.

despite making electronic music, its not really all 4/4 danceclub beats, do you feel that you stray away from typical electronic dance music?

I don't know. I barely listen to any electronic dance music and if i do, it's in a club. When I write music I am only interested in getting the vibe of the song across and I couldn't care less about danceability. If a track needs a 4-to-the-floor kickdrum, then it will get one. If it doesn't need one, then I won't put it in. It's really simple. Unlike a lot of musicians I have met recently, who grew up with Nitzer Ebb, VNV Nation and Suicide Commando, I come from a very diverse musical background. Most of the time dance beats totally limit your creativity. That's what "This Is Not A Clubtrack" is about, by the way ...

tell me about your show experiences at Wave Gotik Treffen and at Infest?

Both were great in their own way. At WGT the club was packed and the audience was going nuts. People jumped up and down in the last row of the club and I (accidentally) wrecked everything on stage: my in-ear receiver, my in-ear phones, my sunglasses ... everything flew around stage at one point, but it was a really fun show! Infest has been the festival with the best organization I have been to so far. Mark Guy and his team are superb. We played at 5pm in the afternoon and the crowd just kept coming into the venue. By the end of the set it was packed and people were dancing and nobody left, which is pretty good for a first show in any country. We sold all of our merch, too, so I guess a lot of people must have really liked it :-)

i checked out the video for "girly show", nice video and its actually my favorite faderhead track, can you tell me about the making of the video?

It's a no budget video, shot by my friend Marco Ribbe and co-directed and co-edited by him and myself. It was the first ever video production for both of us and I am really pleased with the result. Made me want to do more video work ... and there will definitely be 1 or 2 videos for FH3, too ...

thanks for contributing an exclusive remix of "Drrty Grrls/Drrty Bois" to the VampireFreaks FxxK The Mainstream compilation! I also heard modulate performing a remix of "DrrtyGrrls/Drrty Bios", are there any other faderhead remixes floating around?

Only very few. I mostly hate what people do to my music when they remix it. Seriously, do you guys have no talent?!?!?! I sent out a bunch of remix kits for FH1 and FH2 and all I got back was terribly generic EBM. It was horrifying. When Geoff from Modulate asked me if he could do a "Dirtygrrrls/Dirtybois" remix, I told him that I am not a fan of Modulate's music at all and that I'd probably not like his remix, but he did it anyway and I really, really liked it. Another remix that is floating around is the SITD remix of "Dirtygrrrls/Dirtybois". There is also an absolutely killing remix of "Mono Man" called the "Shao-Lyn Aggrotech Remix" which is still unreleased.

the song "coke for my ass" is pretty amusing, do you really put coke up your ass? hehe

Well, I guess you won't know until you party with me ... :-)

You just announced that Dr. T is no longer with the band! What's the story behind that? And who is the new guy?

Oh, nothing in particular. She's been playing with us for almost exactly a year and has been finishing her university studies, so now her work schedule got in the way of gigs and other commitments. There isn't much to it, really. The new keyboard player is Chandler XL who has been a longtime friend of the band. He certainly brings a different, less movement oriented vibe to the live performance, but we are really happy to have him aboard!

what's your childhood / teen years like? have you always lived in germany?

Yes, but I spent some time in the US, too ... I grew up basically doing nothing else but going to school, playing basketball and making music. At some point I really got into guitar playing and played 8h every day. I was actually very good back then and learned all these hyper-technical things like Dream Theater, Megadeth, etc. These days I am happy that I can play a few chords and rock out without concentrating, although Alex and I sometimes jam some Pantera or Slayer at soundcheck. It always makes everyone go "WTF?", haha ...

what's your favorite food?

I have no idea. The food I eat most is turkey and noodles ... or turkey and rice ... or turkey and salad. And protein shakes ...

when you play a gig is it hard to fight off girls from trying to rape you?

No, I am 6 foot 1, 210lbs. I can defend myself ... :-) ... but seriously, girls are usually too shy. If Alex or I don't approach them, they just stand in the corner looking over. I prefer chicks with some proper self-esteem and attitude ...

seriously, we love your music, we've had a few discussions about faderhead here on vf as well as just among friends, and your unique style is a welcome breath of fresh air from the typical electro/industrial bands around, anything you'd like to say to your adoring fans?

Yes. Please BUY my album - don't just download it for free or burn it. I am lucky to have increased the sales a bit from FH1 to FH2 when almost everyone else lost 50% of their sales - so that means that we are on the right track ... BUT ... we still sold about 1/10ths of what we would have sold 5 years ago. If it goes on like this, I don't know if it is financially feasible to put out more records after FH3, when my contract is gonna be renegotiated. So, if you don't like it, cool. If you do like it, go to ITunes, Amazon, Metropolis, MusicNonstop, InfraRot or your shop of choice and spend a few bucks on my records. It is so easy these days, you just have to click the mousebutton a few times. And you get cool booklets with lyrics and naked people in them, too ... :-)

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posted by jet


March 28, 2008, 02:20:pm
great interview, very unique electronic band, most of them sound alike now and this one has elements other bands lack, kind of reminds me of msi...
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March 28, 2008, 03:46:pm
whoo This was a great interview!
He seems awesome ;D
Thanks for the good music <3

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March 28, 2008, 09:09:pm
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March 29, 2008, 04:36:pm
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March 29, 2008, 09:33:pm

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March 30, 2008, 09:17:pm
all i know
is he is fucking hot.

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March 31, 2008, 12:58:am
I need to start reading the interviews more. I really like this music. Style cyber-ish but not pounding in your ears. good for hanging out.


March 31, 2008, 09:46:am
He has no eyes. :-)



March 31, 2008, 10:31:am
Dammit, Geoff, don't spill the secrets!! :-D


March 31, 2008, 03:23:pm
i usualy extremely hate this sort of music.. but i actualy like urs =)

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March 31, 2008, 03:29:pm
very.. whats the word.. sexy

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March 31, 2008, 03:37:pm
lead singer is hott
any pictures of him where you can see his eyes?

I agree xbattlexreadyx
i went to look it up..i didn't find any -_- lol ;p

Loosing ground is what it takes..if you really wanna fly.


March 31, 2008, 04:42:pm
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