1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the musical project?
SONA NYL was born in 2014 & first released a track on the NEMA FOUNDATION compilation. After that, its first album “REFUGEE” came out on PETROGLYPH MUSIC & then on HEXX9 RECORDS in a remastered CD/DD edition. Few tracks were selected to cover the SAÏR777 art exposition “OUROBOROS – PROTEUS” while the track “IN TUTTA LA SUA GLORIA” became the soundtrack of the animated movie “OUROBOROS” made by the same artist. “IN TUTTA LA SUA GLORIA” was also selected to be part ov the compilation “THIS MUSIC PLANTS TREES”. Recently, SONA NYL made a remix for MATER SUSPIRIA VISION & as you know, took part for the split CD/DD “DECAY” with RUARI O’BAOIGHILL.
2.How would you describe the musical sound that has been presented on all of the recordings you have released so far?
The music I compose for SONA NYL is a melting pot ov electronics, dark ambient, orchestral, industrial & turns to a more melodic approach as time goes by.
3.What are some of the themes and images you also bring out with your music?
My first album “REFUGEE” is an album composed under the major influence ov depression. In my own conception, it’s an album ov fire. The sound traduces the fire that was consuming my inner self at this period. I now bring my music to a more aerial, spacy approach. I try to transcend myself & compose a music that eases my pain & so, eventually yours.
4.You also have a song entitled 'Baba Yaga', do you have an interestin mythology?
This not a song but a remix for MATER SUSPIRIA VISION even if my version is totally different from the original. I made a very dancefloor type track from it. BLAXLEEP made an awesome video ov it wich I highly recommend. To answer to your question : yes, I have an interest in mythology.
5.With this project you record everything by yourself, are you open to working with other musicians or do you prefer to remain solo?
I made few collaborations with other artists for my other projects. Alexandra Nordrac, Angstvart & recently Serena Toxicat. I enjoyed it. But I’m more in a solo approach for my work. I have a strong vision ov what I compose & adding a voice on a musical track changes everything.
6.Recently you where a part of a split with 'Ruani O'Baoighill', what are your thoughts on this other solo artist?
I don’t listen to a lot ov dark ambient stuff anymore. But Ruairi has a singular approach in this domain. Even if its dark ambient, it touches me differently. He’s a very humble & gentle guy.
7.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your recordings by fans of electronic music?
… Few feedbacks… But powerful ones… It’s ok for me because I prefer to strongly touch 10 people than obtain hundreds “likes” about people who doesn’t give a fvck & don’t even remember what they liked few seconds later.
8.Can you also tell us a little bit more about the other musical projects you are a part of?
I also compose under the names ov EL PRETRO MANIACO (horror ambient), CATHURIA (pagan ambient), OVK (avant garde music) & ORPHEUS (retro minimalist wave).
9.Where do you see yourself heading into as a musician in the future?
I have a soundtrack project for an independent French movie director named EMMANUEL DUCHEZ. He made few short movies especially “ROSE CASTLE” which I really enjoyed. A lot ov poetry & gloomy ambiences in this one. It recently won several prices in few specialized festivals around the world. He’s now searching for financial supports for his first full movie which will be about inquisition. I’m very glad about it. We’ll see…
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?
I strongly love DEVIN TOWNSEND, A-HA, INDOCHINE, KIRLIAN CAMERA, ENNIO MORRICONE, BRUNO NICHOLAI, FABIO FRIZZI, KIM WILDE, VNV NATION, COIL…
I recently discovered the label “FINDERS KEEPERS RECORDS” & listen to their releases a lot. Also, there are the movie soundtracks “LE LAC DES MORTS VIVANTS” and “LA REVANCHE DES MORTES VIVANTES”. And synth-pop acts such as IRIS, MESH, SEABOUND, APOPTYGMA BERZERK, COVENANT, DE/VISION…
11.What are some of your non musical interests?
A particular kind ov cinema. Most ov Italian, Spanish, french horrific movies from the 60’s, 70’s & 80’s. Reading. Being alone watching nature. Playing retro video games.
12.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
No one cares.