Army Of The Universe Interview

1. For those who don’t know you, can you introduce yourself and state your role in the band?
We are the Army Of The Universe. Lord K singer, Trebla beats and keyboards, Dave guitar.

2. If your band were trapped in a horror movie, what would each member’s role be and who in the band would make it to the sequel?
We have been trapped in a couple of horror situations and we all made it to the sequel.. Trust us.
But if it has to be a movie we would probably get stuck in the dark future of Dark City, and we would be fine playing shows around it.

3. In 3 words, describe your music.
Eclectic, visionary and “unlabelable”.

4. You recently released your music video for “1999,” can you talk a bit about what the song is about?
The single “1999” was partially inspired by the movie Strange Days and partially by own or nostalgia of the past. When we look back we kind of miss the analog sounds, the underground scene, the real “dark” subculture. The year 2000 represented a weird new era to us, social medias, sharing sh*t, digital access to anything… We are not against all of this, but those days were more “real”.

912tvpxwctl-_sl1500_5. On Oct. 8 you released 1999 & The Aftershow, how would you describe the release as a whole?
This album is probably the most eclectic and alternative work we have ever done. We didn’t quit our usual experimentation but we believe the sound has gotten more mature and somehow contemporary, and drove us through different kind of influences without compromising our identity. However, we retained the usual combination of electro beats, heavy guitars and dark wave melodies running over post-industrial elements of sound design.

6. When someone listens to the release for the first time, what should they expect?
Good question, the album is so diverse that is meant to surprise any expectation without falling into contradictions.

7. If you had to recommend one song off of the release to show to someone listening to your band for the first time, which song would you pick? Why?
Probably the single, “1999,” because it is kind of cinematographic and it could give you the idea of who we are, where we come from and where we are now going with our sound. Of course its own video helps the process of envisioning the sound. Then “Digital Slag” and “Little Paranoia,” just to get a complete vision of what the new sound is about.

8. What was your best memory while recording/writing 1999 & The Aftershow?
We got many, of course. Because of our own personal lives, it has been a little more difficult to get together lately. It took over one year to record the whole album, and after every single session we took our time to enjoy ourselves, being together and celebrating the recording itself.. and that normally ended up with us drinking like there is no tomorrow, and in pretty ugly places of Milan. This way the best memories are those you can’t really find any more and this way they will stay secret.

9. Is there anything else that you would like to say about the release that you have not said?
The diversity of this release makes it unique. We are not feeling the pressure to be labelled under a specific music genre because our identity is well preserved in our music.
Take your time and listen to the whole thing, we guarantee a few surprises during the trip.

10. Thank you for doing this interview! Before we go, is there anything that you would like to say to the people reading this?
Can’t wait to see you live guys, we had to postpone our touring this year and we are missing it so bad. This album would have deserved a tour right away, but we’ve learned to be patient, but we will show up soon, with a bunch of new releases still related to 1999 & The Aftershow.

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