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...
WuW - Q&A
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 music school when we were young kids.
Before becoming a musician I was a student at music school, where I played the drums. We both studied in this direction for more than ten years. WuW is not our main activity, we do not earn a living with it, but it could have been our work. Benjamin is a professional drummer and sound engineer.
My favorite music from childhood is Pink Floyd and The Beatles.
My favorite music from last months is Ulcerate, Gatecreeper, Huntsmen, Regarde Les Hommes Tomber.
My favorite artists not related to music are Pierre Soulages, Pieter Brueghel, Victor Hugo and Albrecht Dürer
In modern music I like experimentation, research, new ways...
In modern music I dislike vocoder in bad easy listening pop music.
What I like the most about live shows is the communion feeling between the band members that leads you to forget time and everything else, when you're surrounded by the music and nothing else exists. It doesn't happen each time, it's some kind of alchemy. But it's a perpetual quest.
Our music has been compared to a soundtrack for the end of the world, a soundtrack for a distopic movie. That kind of comparison has often been used in the reviews of our album.
If I could make one of other artists' songs mine it would be "Echoes" by Pink Floyd or "Starless" by King Crimson.
If I could ask my favorite artist one question it would be: What do you want to drink? [laugh]. In a way, I've never been a fan. I have a lot of consideration, respect, even love for some artistic works but I don't worship people. I would really be embarrassed if I would meet Paul McCartney, David Gilmour, James Hetfield, Neil Young or Robert Fripp because I'm afraid I wouldn't have anything really interesting to ask them [laugh].
The wisest thing I've heard in my life was: "Be and stay humble".
If I could still do one thing from my childhood in adult life it would be... I'm lucky I had a very happy childhood, so I would probably say retrieve that total carefree feeling.
If I could put an end to one argument in the world which is dividing people it would be... I don't feel like a political leader or a messiah but things that worry me the most are poverty and the fact that 0,1% of people in the world owe 99% of the global wealth; and the way we treat our natural environment.
Poland reminds me of a girl friend, more than ten years ago. She lived in Kraków and I've been there many times. It's a beautiful city. Her grandmother cooked amazing bigos and I use to go back to France with some of it well packed in my luggage.