Interview - Audio'm

6 years after the release of their eponymous album, Audio'm returns with a huge project, the first part of a prog opera in three acts. “Godzilla" comes in the form of a single 43-minute piece during which the band unfolds a complex music forged in the crucible of 70s progressive rock, jazz and baroque music. Originally composed of 9 musicians, the band has grown closer in order to take a more frank and ambitious musical direction.

Hi and welcome to this interview. Tell us about your latest release Godzilla.

It's an epic suite, about 45 minutes long, but when you come to the end you say to yourself "no, already the end?" haha. It’s the first opus or a prog rock trilogy!

2. How would you describe your sound?
Our sound is quite peculiar, it's the combination of 7 very different backgrounds… We use to call our sound "rock de schiste" in French, from the rocks (the “schiste”) that surround our Motherland and the vineyards in Banyuls-sur-Mer, the place where the band lives and records.

3. What do you write about?
Godzilla is the first part of a trilogy, about a magic firebird that survived the Hiroshima explosion and then follows the tail of the plane that landed the bomb, flying all around the world, meeting all kind of divinities, trying to save the planet earth. It’s quite a metaphoric / mythologic quest.

4. What do you listen to when you are home?
A lot of different stuff haha. Prog rock, of course, jazz, classical music, OSTs, game music, experimental, baroque music, metal…

5. Your favourite live performance so far?
The next one, when we will perform Godzilla for the first time on stage ;)

6. Tell us a funny story that happened in studio or on stage.
Oh gosh We have so many...Probably the funniest was the one time that a very pretty fangirl came on stage topless, demanding the drummer to autograph her breast... and the day after she tattooed his signature right on spot haha,

7. Your favourite albums?
A night at the Opera, Thick as a Brick, Selling England by the Pound, Fragile, Tubular Bells, Viljans Öga…

8. A musician you would like to meet for a beer?
Probably Dave Grohl or Jack Black haha

9. What would you ask for backstage, if you were the most important band on earth?
You want the diplomatic answer or the sincere answer? hahaha

10. What are your plans for the near future?
Keep enjoying life as we do so far, playing the music we love with the people we love, and writing more albums! 

Giovanni Gagliano

Passionate about music I wrote my first article for "Given To Rock" in 2012, reaching now 30K global followers. I am also a musician, gigging around London.

Post a Comment

Previous Post Next Post