[de:ad:cibel]

[de:ad:cibel]

 Daniel Galda  and Armin Kuester are the people behind the project of [de:ad:cibel].The band was formed in fall 2009.They have already release an EP called "One of 47 / Architecture".

Tell us a few words about the history of the band?
[de:ad:cibel]: [de:ad:cibel] consists of the band members Armin Kuester and Daniel Galda. The band was formed in fall 2009. So [de:ad:cibel] really can be described as an emerging project. During the cooperation on another project we initially met in the year 2007 and due to the fine teamwork we decided to launch our own project. Before [de:ad:cibel]s foundation we both were already active in several bands and collaborations with other artists.By way of example Armin did a lot of songwriting for Yello founder Carlos Perón and was busy with their collaborative project "Inca Hunters".Currently he is also working on an electro pop project called "Diskarnate".Daniel was a former band member of "Kalte Farben", "Skorbut" and "Das Ich".All those experiences incorporates now into [de:ad:cibel] what makes this project so unique.
Do you enjoy making music?do you have fun?
[de:ad:cibel]: For sure the making of music must be fun. Without fun the most important element in music would be gone. We think that our music has a certain light-heartedness. Furthermore we don't try to be copy another band or to reach a specific target audience within the electro scene.[de:ad:cibel] is very spontaneous. Another important element in our music is, that the songs needs to be danceable. We gain satisfaction when our songs are played in the clubs and we can watch people freaking out to our sound. There is also often an absolutely party mood at our live gigs whats also brings a lot of fun. We really like that.
What are you trying to experience through your music?
[de:ad:cibel]: Currently there is no "general project plan" with [de:ad:cibel]. We just try to reach as much people as possible with our sound. This will work best with high class music and live gigs. But only time will tell where we finish up.
What makes you different from the other bands in the scene?
[de:ad:cibel]: We are not sure about that. We just create the music we like and stand behind. And we are genuine in all we are doing. It seems that our listeners recognize that. They just want to listen to well produced  underground music from a self-contained band. What makes us different from other bands? This only should be decided by the audience. We don´t agonize about that. We also don't want to judge about other bands. [de:ad:cibel]s evolution is at the beginning and our objective is to get there, where other bands are still are.
Dementia... depression... emotion... How this words affects the band?
[de:ad:cibel]: Many of our lyrics topics can be transcribed with these three words. It is hard to define that by using examples of our songs, because there are only two [de:ad:cibel] songs released so far. But in general every new song and the analogical song lyrics are triggered by emotions. And these emotions are caused by topics who are important to us: religion, love and also sociocritical topics about community and politics. Some topics are treaded with a slighty insane undertone, while other lyrics have a more depressive matter. On our album there will be songs named like "God is a human product", "Nobody hurts me like I do" or "Too tired to consume".  Even though the audience does not know these songs, the titles are speaking a clear language.
You say: "Our songs reinvent various genres of dark electronic music. We love the Wave and EBM old-school sound of the late 80's and early 90's, but we are also fascinated by minimal beats and present-day electro-industrial". Is [de:ad:cibel]s music a combination of all these genres?
[de:ad:cibel]: Recently we presented some of our songs to a famous DJ. His comment was, that he has rarely heard such a perfect combination of different electronic music styles like EBM, Electro, New Wave and Industrial. He also said, that every song has an independant existance, but always an consitent band style. He really was fascinated by our sound, what was a huge honor for us. We think that this declaration would answer your question the best way.Our forthcoming album will contain songs like "Monster Train" with industrial elements, "Too tired to consume" with EBM oldschool touch and dark electro songs like "B.I.I.D.". Furthermore there will be more "poppy" songs like "Between my headphones" or "One of 47". But however: this all will create an homogeneous unit. Even though in a dark sector.
Your current release  called "One of 47 / Architecture" EP.Tell us more about this release?
[de:ad:cibel]: The "One of 47/Architecture" EP is our first release. It is free and can be downloaded from our band homepage www.deadcibel.com. This EP contains 6 songs. One song is called "Architecture" and is present in three different versions. The other song is  "One of 47" and also existent in three different mixes/remixes. The EP is an foretaste to our first album,what will be released this year. We are very satisfied with the download EP!It was downloaded thousandfold. The song "Architecture" also has entered the Top Ten of the "German Electronic Web Charts" and defends his position for several weeks now. We are really proud about that.
How difficult is it for a band to find a good contract/label?
[de:ad:cibel]: The music market in the underground scene has collapsed.There are just a few musicians and bands out there who can make a living with their music. Indeed the scene is growing, but the sales volume is still shrinking. There are several reasons for that. In either case it is very hard for a music label to survive under these conditions. However, there is only one question: what is a "good" label or a "good" contract? If you try to get rich in this scene, you are wrong. The passion to music is more important to us than a contract. But for sure: if we would get a fair offer from an established label, we would deliberate about that.
Tell me about your feelings while playing your music live in the front of a crowd?
[de:ad:cibel]: [de:ad:cibel] live gigs are an intensive experience for us.Of course we are always a bit nervous at the beginning, because we can't foresee the reaction of the audience. They just know two songs at this time.But while our last gig in the Netherlands the ice was already broken after the first song. The crowd really liked our show and this generated an euphoric feeling. There was a lot of positive energy around.
A few words to the people who supports you?
[de:ad:cibel]: We really want to say thank you to all supporters and fans!Grab the free "One of 47 / Architecture" EP from our website www.deadcibel.comand tell your friends and DJs about it. Of course it would be an honor for us to play live in Greece. We hope that this will come to reality soon.
Thank you for the interview and all the best.
[de:ad:cibel]: We also want to say thank you! Take care, Daniel and Armin.
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