Interview by Ruud Dreessen aka ebm-industrial.nl
For the first question will be - Thanks Nemesis that you have found time to give answers to these questions,How are you doing?
-Well,trying to keep positive somehow.
Hello Nemesis what noise do you make in ANTYTHESYS?
-Point Blank was composed and produced nearly all by me, with the exception of the remix 'Time will Tell' by Virul3nt, and my remix of Shiv-r's 'Parasite'.Unfortunatelly Virul3nt had to move back to Australia just after Antythesys was born, so the collaboration process suffered from it, but we are finding new ways of collaborating, that hopefully will lead Antythesys to a even more diverse sound
How's the start of 2010 been for you thus far?
-Unstable...all I can say now.
do you know the netherland?
-No yet....hopefully I will soon
For a lot of people, this is probably going to be their first full introduction to ANTYTHESYS so how about you tell us a little bit about how you guys know each other and how the band came together?
-Antythesys was always on my mind even when I was part of Alien Vampires, probably this was one of the many reasons why I could not find that experience the least satisfactory for myself.So after the split I contacted Virul3nt, who I previously knew,and we started this project where I could finally make music the way I wanted, not how someone else wanted it.The rest will be history..well maybe.
Do you follow the electronic music Industrial / Electro / Techno do you have any other favourite bands?
-I don't follow the scene really, I find it old and uneventful (musically) where a lot of space is given to bands that in all honesty I don't find that great.I hope Antythesys can help break this pattern, but I can't really see it happening, let's wait and see...
How is your relationship with other electronic bands?
-We're really new, so we haven't yet established a lot of relationships ,but friends will be friends, and fuck the rest
Can you give us a brief run-through of ANTYTHESYS story so far?
-After forming Antythesys I spent about a year making the music,website,myspace and all the rest...As soon as Antythesys was on myspace people started writing to us,radios, djs etc...I sent the demo around, a few labels were interested and got back to us,but nothing came out of it at the end.We took part in that Alfa Matrix competition,we entered the Endzeit Bunkertracks 5 compilation,we are meant to give a track to Advoxya records even if I don't know what's going on with that and we did a remix for our Spanish friends from X-Periment (Mutant-x rec.).I did a telephone interview with Josh from Dark Essence radio from Australia,a written interview with the mag Synthetik Sensations from the U.K.,we are being played by www.hardcoremix.com radio, which is a radio station that has nothing to do with the scene, and Powders and Heels has been in the top songs for a long time.Ultimately we have been contacted by Vertigofilms, the producers of some of the best English movies around,and we signed a contract with them..so you might hear some of our tracks in their moves in the future...So at the moment Antythesys is being distributed by
www.disconexus.com (our spanish friends from Ashes Radio and X-Periment)
www.dsbp.cx (who are treating us as their own thanks to TommyT.)
How did you start to make music and what is Gothic for you?
-I started playing guitar when I was 11 and making electronic music around 2003-4.Gothic it s not much to me, I might like the odd track as I like music, but the gothic culture does not really apply to me as a person,or at least it's not all I am, it would be too restrictive.I have broadened my views about life a long time ago, and these names or categories somehow feel too tight even if unfortunatelly a lot of people don t feel the same, and this is reflected in the music.
What did you guys do for a living before ANTYTHESYS?
-That would be telling...
When did you form ANTYTHESYS? What inspired you to make music together? ??
-Antythesys was formed in August 2008.I took me a bit of time to start properly as i had a drug problem then.We appeared on my space on the 5th of August 2009 and here we are.In my previous musical carieer my efforts were never appreciated, so in the last periods I just gave up and became unproductive,but when I met Virul3nt He was interested in my style and we wanted to collaborate ;so when the split with A.V.happened I contacted Virul3nt again and we started Antythesys.
What are your top ten favorite Industrial / Electro / Techno Club Songs of all time? Who are you influenced by? What would you consider your favorite cd's?
-Influences are various,from Prodigy to electro Combichrist,Agonoize and much more.About the tracks, off the top of my head i could say...
1-Prodigy-Smack my bitch up
4-Combichrist-This shit will fuck you up
5-Combichrist-This is my rifle
6-X-Fusion-Hit me hard
7-Agonoize-Bis das blut gefriert
Fuck it, I got lost now...
What are the future plans for ANTYTHESYS?
-Get out there and give it some...I just need to sort out various things concerning line up and stuff...
tell me about this Platenlabel Evolution Noize Records? Are you a member of any music organizations?
-It's kind of a project for the future,for now it involves just Antythesys and anything that comes from me,but who knows, it might develop into something bigger
What are you currently listening to on your MP3 player???
-Previews of Antythesys next tracks.
By the way do you like my questions? tell me what you think about it! ;-)
-Questions are questions, I answer anything and I don't mince my words ever! It's all good
What is the main idea, the message you want to leave to people who listens to you? What is your motto?
-A lot of electronic bands try to have a message and be deep somehow, when their only audience is in clubs and fucked on drugs mostly,some of them don't speak english and most of them would not give a fuck anyway.And if people gave a fuck they would have to understand the lyrics (getting past the distorted vocals) or read the lyrics on the cd...naturally if anyone bought cds nowdays Some of them try to be 'evil',but to grown ups they re just ridiculous.All this is not for us,we are not interested in looking like pandas and getting our tongue out like Kiss were doing 30 years ago or try to give a meaningful message to who's not listening.The message is not to give a fuck about anything because nothing gives a fuck about you, it s a dog eat dog world and the only winner is the one with the biggest teeth...
Don't live a life with false hopes and dreams that will never come true..if you can die with drugs in your body whilst on top of a woman, fuck it, why not, it s better than dying at 80 remembering all your days in the office while your wife was probably sucking someone else.-Story of many-
What’s the name of your band? where did the name come from? or what's the story behind the band name?
-Antythesys means the opposite of something.Naturally should be spelt Antithesis, by I liked the way it looked with the double y and it s a lot better for internet searches.It recalls in a way the meaning of Nemesis, concepts that are embeded in me.
If people don't know what you and your music are about, how would you describe ANTYTHESYS ?
-Drug fueled synthetik noize.If you don't get it you don't get it.It 's not for everyone.
Point Blank where did the concept come from? and whats planned now that your album is finished? or anything else you're working on? Tell me why this title,Point Blank Tell us a few words about the concept of this?
-Point Blank means something that is not going to miss the mark It s an outstanding album in its variety, not because I am being biased, but because the more I listen to it and the more I like it.There is some things I could have done better, but I had to put an end to it at some point.All the tracks hit the mark and could be played in clubs, it s pointless to make a 20 track album with three good tracks in it and a lot of fillers.I think this contributed somehow (in a small way though) to the drop of album sales, they are just not worth buying.
Some quick fire questions: gitar or synthesizer?
-Everything has its space and time
band or solo??
-Band, but with the right people.Too many dreamers and time wasters around.
How is the current promotional tour going for supporting this album?
- We are starting soon, probably this summer,I am sorting out a few issues at present.
Wat do you think of a modern Gothic and about Industrial / Electro / Techno scene?
-Gothic-Industrial-Room for improvement.Modernize, it's about time.-Electro-Techno- Mostly the electro scene is musically really strong.There is a lot out there, not everything is good, but the good is really good.
What's your favourite track of yours???
-Can't say, but I always feel closer to synthetik, Industrial, non-melodic tracks.Can't stand the sad and mundane melodies that a lot of people keep playing in repetition.
What and who gets you excited about music today???
-Bands haven't got the v.i.p. status anymore, so it is not fame or success as much.My main drive is what I have in my mind and try to put it into music.It s a personal challenge, because nobody cares too much anymore, too many bands around;the musician status has lost its value.
Our usual question - what is music for you?
-The thing without which nothing would have flavour.Even bitter, but still a flavour
What was your best live experience so far?
-So far they are all on the same level.Nothing outstanding yet.It s a buzz of course,but most clubs don't offer an appropriate structure or facilities for gigs.
Please list the name, age, school, and respective instrument of each band member
-I can t even remember the name of my school...(for all I went!)
What are your views on the current state of this Industrial / Electro / Techno scene in London, Melbourne Verenigd Koninkrijk .in terms of creativity and audiences? And the scene in other countries?
-I expressed all my feelings before, things are constantly going down, clubs are empty and venues keep shutting down.Record deals are given to bands that sound the same as 10 years ago, people are bored but at the same time everyone looks suspiciously at anything that sounds different.If anyone can make sense of this, please be my guest.
you have very nice numbers` tell me about lyrical compositions what you can tell about the done work? How does your music creation process work? How do you create a song?
-I try not to structure my songs like A-B-A-B-C-B- or the usual verse chorus shit.I want my tracks to be an evolution of feelings that share the same common denominator, but this can make the composition process long.The vocals are minimal and follow a kind of rhythmic,and try to stay away from the heaps of delay normally used by people who can t get their timing right.
-What genre of music do you consider your work to be? Who are your major influences?
-I call it Industrial Evolution, but fuck knows what it really is.
Since the music industry is more open now to purely electronic music has this made things easier for you?
-I actually think that guitars are sadly making their way back into electronic music.Electronic music is about mechanical perfection, guitars just take that away from it;most of the time it's just the same note with a slightly different rhythm.I don't get the fascination of it.That said, the only band that manages to use guitars well in electronic music is Prodigy.
So what are their main influences as a band at the moment?
-Can't really tell one thing or another,I think everything can be an influence even if sometimes we don't realize it.
Do you think that people from the music press didn't expect you to grow up musically?
-I don't know what they expected and it does not make a difference really...I go my way regardless
what is the key to making music from ANTYTHESYS and what inspires you to keep growing as a musician?
-Antythesys is a vision that can't be explained in words,let's the music speak for itself.If you understand the music you'll find the answers to your questions.
How do you see the future of download / Copyright in area of goth-Industrial / Electro / Techno music ? What are the best ways to develop it in your mind ?
-I would not know,I just know I ll never make any real money with Antythesys, so I don't really think about it
what was your childhood like?
-Without using adjectives it made me who I am,so I would not change it.
If there was one thing you want people to know about your band what would that be?
-We kick ass.
Please let us know about your upcoming plans, some new releases you like to confirm here
-No yet, all in good time.Now it s just time to try to get established and probably play some live gigs.
It has been a pleasure to interview you on your musical activity,Well,any last words to your ebm-industrial fans?
-If you're a fan of Antythesys that means you re a step ahead of the rest, keep it going
How can fans-to-be gain access to your music? Do you have a website with sample songs or a demo CD?
-Just go to www.myspace.com/antythesys and you will find all our other networks and distributors, which anyway I mentioned in this interview before.
How has your music evolved since you first began playing music together?
I think I m personally heading towards a drier sound,quite rhythmik and stripped down I m not making a great use of melodies because ideally I d like my tracks to be something that can't be replicated on a normal musical instrument.I'd rather kill the project instead of becoming boring.
How is the new line-up working out?
-Just sorting it out for live events at present..hopefully it will work out.
And, finally, what does the next twelve months hold for the band?
-I wish I knew...
Any last words?
-Thank you for the interview and to all the readers.Don't regret anything and never look back!
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