Dartropia is a one man band project i created last year . Originally, it wasn't a real project, I started to record songs for myself, just for pleasure. But I thought that several of these sound good, so I decide to put them on internet, and due to positive feedback I had, it finally becoming Dartropia. And now, I'm keep on composing...
2.In June you had released your first album/demo, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recording?
I think that « Sons of Gaïa », the first demo, is a good compromise between Doom/Death and funeral doom. It's something raw and melodic at the same time, melancholic and depressive too. It's hard to describe his own music! The better way to know how it sounds is certainly to listen it.
3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects you explore with your music?
Depression, Mankind selfish and nature destruction.
4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Dartropia'?
Absolutely nothing! When I was younger, I created a one man band call « Dark Utopia », I built the bases of what Dartropia will be! So when I was looking for a name, I take it, just shortcut. And I wanted a name that it's sure it didn't exist!
5.Currently there is only 1 member involved with this project, do you feel this gives you more freedom to create the music you wanted on this recording?
Absolutely... I was playing in a band before creating Dartropia, but when we're numerous, it's harder to make that the music sound exactly as we want. Every member wants to add is personnal touch. And the result can be different of what we want. That's why I started composing music all alone.
6.Currently you are unsigned, are you looking for a label or have received any interest?
Yes I received proposal from label, but to be honnest, I'm not really interested in... at least for the moment. All my tracks are available for free on internet, and if one day, I want to release it in physical copies, I could do it by myself. I absolutely don't run after a contract with a label, but if one day, an interesting one contact me, with interesting offer, maybe I will change my mind!
7.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of funeral doom and death metal?
Pretty good! Some people send me messages about my music and it's generally positive things. People from Mexico, USA, Russia, Poland... That makes me totally glad to know that people from all these countries listen to my music! Even if they are not so many! (laugh)
8.Are there any other musical projects or bands that you are involved with?
Not for the moment, but I have a lot of differents things in my head. But nothing concrete at the moment,
9.Where do you see your self heading into musically during the future?
I live from day to day... I'm not thinking of what tomorrow will be. But I think I will continue to play and to record my songs. Actually I've composed several tracks which certainly appear in a new album. And if one day, I have the occasion to play them live, I will do for sure.
10.What are some of the bands or musical styles that have had an influence on your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?
Bands I listen are various. I'm very eclectic. Bands I'm listening nowadays are Agalloch, Remembrance, Empyrium, Summoning, Peste noire, Doom:VS, Moonspell...
11.What are some of your non musical interests?
I spend a great part of my time to watching movie! Especially gore movie!
12.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
Above all, thank you for your time! And I would like to invite anybody who will read this, to take a look to my first demo. It's free downloadable on bandcamp! Maybe they will like it!