Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Dark Awake Interview

1. Can you give us an update on what is going on with the band these days? 

 First of all i would like to thank you about this interesting interview.
I m  trying out some new ideas but the important is that they  carries the sign of quality all the way through.Fantasy have no limits and i 'm always searching for new ways to gain inspiration,
through sources far away from musical fields (even though they seemingly have a connection).
So my plans, are the  production for the next Dark Awake album.

2.So far you have released 3 albums, how would you describe the musical sound that is present on all 3 recordings and also how do they differ from each other?

Thematicaly and musicaly it 's about  topics  like  runes,paganism,esoteric occult  and other subjects
with neoclassical instruments, ambient soundscapes,human bones instruments,  etc..
The first Album "Meseonas"(Twilight Records) was more on Neoclassical ,Dark Ambient ,Martial .
The second album "Epi Thanaton" was more raw ritual ,minimal and shamanistic.
The third album "Soil,Blood...And The Reaping Of Light" (Great Turf Deluxe/In The Morningside Records) have elements from two previous albums and some more Noise,neofolk influences.
All the albums have many differences but a listener can understand that is all Dark Awake Albums.

3.According to the fb page page, the project has been in existence since 2002 and so far there has only been 3 releases, can you tell us a little bit more about the gapes between releases?

There 's no pressure to release albums ,so Dark Awake  albums comes out when i m feeling that i created something which i consider remarkable is great.

4.The song themes cover a great amount of occult topics ranging from Luciferian,  Ahrimanic,  Goetia to some Paganism and Runes,can you tell us a little bit more about your interest in the different forms of the occult arts?

All that forms,if practised sincerely,deal with esence of man,his instincts,his needs and desires.
These forms is the art of changing the immediate enviroment to ones benefit,to search for universial wisdom and so to understand the secrets of nature.
There are different ways to work with occult arts ,like ritual magic,high magic and earthly magic.
Ahrimanic ,goetia and Luciferin Witchcraft is more of ritual nature,making use of natural substances,tools,personal emotions and energies and it also 
involves astral travelling.
Paganism and Runes is about natural wisdom.
Dark Awake is one path for me to express ,my philosophy,views and magical experiences.

5.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name' Dark Awake"?

It means that the will to power are the will to self overcoming and self realization ,if we know our inner dark side.

6.Currently there is only 1 member in the band, do you feel this gives you a lot more room to be creative with your music?

I am the only member but for some recordings i use some additional members.
Elina K. done the female vocals in some songs on "Meseonas" album and Sekte adds the female vocals ,the narrations and some ideas on "Epi Thanaton" and "Soil,Blood...And The Reaping Of Light".
Yes,to create and control alone my art gives me more free space.

7.Over the years you have had your albums released on Twilligt, Rage In Eden, Great Turf Deluxe, and In The Morningside Records, can you tell us a little bit more about these labels?

All these record labels is very professional and is some of the best in the dark music genre.They have worldwide distribution.
Twilight Rec is from Argentinna ,  Rage In Eden Rec is from Poland and Great Turf Deluxe Rec is the sidelabel of Spain In The Morningside Records,
 which specialised in Dark Ambient / Dark music.

8.Has this project been able to do any live shows or is it strictly a studio project?

Dark Awake has never performed Live.Whenever i might feel to perform my art live maybe i will do it.

9.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of dark ambient and other ritualistic and occult forms of music?

The feedback is really great from many fans of dark music from all the places of the world.Many people are in interest to buy and listen Dark Awake.
I m creating music for my own needs but is awesome to have great feedback from out there.

10.Are you currently involved with any other musical projects besides this one?

No i have not any other musical project.I like to concentrate all my time for Dark Awake.

11.Where do you see the music heading into on future releases?

A lot of mixes,but we dont know what will rise from the chaos.This is interesting because out of chaos
usually emerge interesting things.It still remains to be seen.

12.What are some bands or musical styles that have had an influence on your music and also what are you listening to nowadays? 

There are so many kinds of music and bands that i respect.I see no point to write about them here.
What is important,is indeed to open minded.That is at least what i have experienced.Throughout the recent year,
i have got the opportunity to explore so many different kinds of musical expressions,because of my open mindness.

13.What are some of your non musical interests?

Ahrimanic Persian Sorcery, Anachronism, Art, Baroque, Goetia, Dandysm, Elitism, Enochian,
Erotism, Fantasy, History, Literature, Occultism, Orientalism, Mars, Nietzsche, Luciferian ,
Renaissance, Romanticism, Runes, Saturn, Secret Societies, Sethanic Witchcraft, Sigils,
Symbolism, Sumerian Civilization,
Zoroastrian, Zos Kia, Victorian, W.O.T.A.N., 1700s, 1800s, 1900s, 1920s,..

14.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?

Enjoy the mysticism..
People are of course welcome to contact me for any further inquiries, remarks or feedback.
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