I wouldn't be a musician if our parents - my brother Benjamin is the other half of the band - didn't enroll us to the...
Camlann - Q&A
We wouldn't be a musician if not for... our passion and love towards poetry and music. We have always wanted to create our own music, but we have never imagined that we will have our own band with our own music. But here we are now, surreal isn't it?
Before becoming a musician both of was were just some middle school students from Jakarta, Indonesia. We started this band not long after we graduated middle school. The band had several line-up changes and sound changes, until finally in May 2020 we were established as a band and released our debut single with a german record label Cold Transmission Music. We are currently at the end of our high school and going to graduate on June 2022.
Our favorite music from childhood is...Michael Jackson and Elvis Presley
Our favorite music from last months is "Gold" by Riki, "The Runner (Original Soundtrack)" by Boy Harsher, "The Gods We Can Touch" by Aurora, "Hell of a Woman" by Papooz and "Ostbahnhof" by Miss Kittin/The Hacker.
Our favorite artists not related to music are... Andy Warhol, Aleksandr Gerasimov [soviet painter], Chairil Anwar [indonesian poet].
In modern music we like Lately modern alternative music is getting more exciting and inovative. Musicians like St. Vincent, Weyes Blood, Ic3peak and La Femme are a solid proof that modern music is exciting and full of dynamics. Sure, modern commercial pop are usually boring and overly produced, but there are a lot of realy great artists coming from other genres of music. You just gotta explore more music and stop ranting about hating modern music when the only thing you've heard are commercial pop songs on the radio.
In modern music we dislike that most commercially succesful pop songs are overly produced and some artists are using the same formula on their songs over and over again, just so to play "safe"
What we like the most about live shows is the euphoria and excitement you can feel when you're watching or performing in a live show. Also the actual contact between the performer and the audience is the best feeling ever! Pure raw and real excitement!
Our music has been compared to When we were still a darkwave trio, we got compared a lot with Lebanon Hanover, but after our bassist left the band and we had reinventing our band as a Dark Disco duo, we heard several comparison with various artists from various genres which is interesting to hear. Once we heard people said that our latest single reminds them of late 70's disco music with a darkwave touch, while others said that our latest single reminds them of the funkier version of Depeche Mode. On the visual side, several people told us that our current visual style reminds them of Serge Luten's fashion photographs from the 70's and 80's.
If we could make one of other artists' songs ours it would be... "Tragedy" by Bee Gees, hands down. The best classic disco anthem ever existed.
In my free time I like to... I'm a huge geek of the world history, but mainly about the Soviet Union. So in my free time I usually read books about the USSR (mostly about the history, politics, culture, and art). I'm currently doing my own personal study and research on Soviet's Fashion and pop culture. I also love to read books about Indonesian history and British aristocracy in my free time. I'm also an art student, so I usually draw or paint when I'm not doing music. I've been drawing/painting since I was a child. Sometimes, I would spend my free time buying and collecting vintage clothing, old soviet posters and fashion magazines [Ony Godfrey].
In my free time I like to... I love photography and video editing, I actually do a lot of photography and video editing when I'm not doing music. I had done several actual gigs related to photo or video editing and got a good amount of money from it. I also like to watch Marvel and DC movies or series in my free time. Fun fact, I've been doing photography and video editing longer than music [Fauzan Pratama].
Our favorite quote is definitely Michelle Pfeiffer's iconic line as Catwoman in Batman Returns: "I'm Catwoman, hear me roar". She was phenomenal in that movie and we definitely fell in love with her version of Catwoman.
If we could still do one thing from our childhood in adult life it would be... We don't really have any idea on this one [laugh]. We don't really like to look at the past.
Worst thing about the world today is that a lot of younger people make jokes about tragedies like 9/11 and thinking that it's a funny thing. The romanticization of history's worst tyrants is also very harmful and ignorant. The rise of neo-nazism in society is getting more and more concerning.
Poland reminds us of Marek Grechuta and Warsaw's Old Town. We love Grechuta's music a lot, and we hope we could also visit Warsaw in the future.