time has passed after "Awaken"'s release. Are you still satisfied completely
or is there something you'd like to retouch into better now?
No, I am still content with the release. I am especially happy with
the good marketing, especially since Code666 allows me to meet a new
audience that never would have noticed the release otherwise.
-Are the inspiration sources the same as for your other bands?
No, all my bands get inspiration from different sources... My ambient
works are mostly inspired by the calmness of the night, the Swedish
landscapes and the possibilities that there is something that you cant
see in the darkness.
-Do you feel necessary to release so many bands with similar styles
to one another? Don't you think your fans might get confused or lose
some releases because of so many parallel duties?
You are wrong - all my projects have different styles; All releases
in my own name (Henrik Nordvargr Björkk) are dark/ambient. HH9 is pure
noise. Toroidh is folk / military / historical.
-What about your next releases with N. and the other bands? Are you
going to reprint something else on 205 Recs?
There is a lot going on; A new Nordvargr album will be out on OEC later
this year, same with HH9... Toroidh releases a 7" and a split CD with
Arditi (Puissance sideproject) on Neuropa etc etc...
-Can you describe us what marks of keyboards, samples, etc you use?
Do you also use CDs containing audio files or is all from keyboards
I never reveal my equipment... but I use lots of equipment ranging from
old analogue synths, samplers, guitars, computers, metal pipes etc etc...
-Have you ever thought of using a human drummer every now and again?
No... well, I have used some real drums with Toroidh, and that will
-What is the future of Europe and the world? Is the end near? What do
you feel and hope?
Who knows? I hope we can make Europe united and strong again, but not
in the way that we are working now... too much corruption and political
bullshit. As for the end of the world... whatever. All good things must
come to an end.
-Is it correct to say your music comes from the dark side of yours,
which is present in every man, but you tried to take it out instead
of hiding and restraining it?
That is a good way of saying it - I believe I am a fairly nice and positive
person, but I think I would be different if I hadnt the music as a way
of excercising my demons.
-What about your live dates? For those who've never seen you live, what
do they have to expect as to the visual side?
I do not perform live with my ambient projects - it is not music that
is intended for the stage. Live shows are about confrontation and feelings,
which is something that fits my "violent" projects better like HH9 and
-It's time to say something to your Italian fans. You can take all the
place you need if you wanna say sthg important I didn't ask you before.
Keep supporting the scene! Keep music evil.
MARKUS GANHERRLICH - 20/09/03