Interview with ROMAIN SLOCOMBE, September 2007

It sometimes happens but I do not remember at all when this radio show had taken place but it was approximately either in August or September 2007. What I know for sure is that the interview with Romain Slocombe was held in March 2007 and was later published in Timeless Magazine. I don’t remember neither all the music that we programmed, but it was really great, we focused on crazy Japanese-like music mixed with songs by Ground Zero, Boris Kovak, Toshiro Mayuzumi, People Like Us, DDAA, Superstrings, Throbbing Gristle, Ikue Mori, Hint, Gorgonzola Legs, Norma Loy, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Esplendor Geometrico or Graeme Revell. The show started and ended with Buddhist mantras and it was dedicated to the theme of Japanese dolls and prosthetic art, in the company of the great master of these questions, the writer and photographer, Romain Slocombe. We read excerpts from some of his books like Brume de Printemps, Saké de Brume or La Japonaise de St John’s Wood. The general atmosphere of it all is quite surrealistic. The interview was done in a gallery with a church-like reverb, and there’s traditional Japanese music playing in the background. Very strange.

Interview with THE DEAD BROTHERS, April 2007

Back in 2007. On March 31st, we met the guys from the Swiss band The Dead Brothers just before they played in a bar called Chez Pierre in Toulouse. The interview was made in their own car and it was totally improvised since I learned about this show at the last minute. However, I remember that the day after, they did an amazing show in a kind of circus decor just outside of the city, inside a big top. People just went crazy, and I discovered the trance-like aspect of their sound. It was very different from the melancholy atmosphere of an album like, let's say, Wunderkammer. The interview was broadcasted in April. The sound is not very good but it remains a nice souvenir anyway, since after that, the band stopped for a while and the line-up changed completely. Here I was with Pierre Omer and Christoph Gantert.
The other songs, apart from The Dead Brothers, are by Idiot Saint-Crazy, Duet Emmo and Ghédalia Tazartes.

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