domingo, 15 de fevereiro de 2009

PROJECT PITCHFORK :: Entrevista da Side-Line a PETER SPILLES

Está para saír, agora no dia 27 de Fevereiro, o novo album de Project Pitchfork. A esse respeito e não só, leiam a entrevista deles à Side-Line em:
Segue um pequeno trecho desta entrevista acerca do título do album e de algumas das faixas nele contidas:
" [...] SL: Let's speak about your new album - "Tiresias" is a blind prophet of Zeus in Greek mythology. He lived partly as man and woman. Is this something like a Leitmotiv for your album?
PS: In Greek mythology Tiresias is the blind prophet of the Gods. And living as man and woman, according to the legend, makes him to the perfect metaphor for all the rebels in our society that long to leave that shallow point of view to seek and find truth in the depth. In that respect, we all ought to carry a Tiresias in ourselves. And we should dream! There are many versions about how Tiresias became blind. One of them is, that he had betrayed the secrets of the Gods to man… this is without doubt something that can be transformed into our today's society: The mighty leaders that start wars nowadays do not want to inform the people about their true and cruel motivations to do it. Everyone who tries to pull the truth into the light, risks a lot, if not his life.
SL: How did you find the figure of Tiresias, who has admittedly not been the super-hero of Greek mythology, but often played small key-roles in famous poetry like "Ödipus", "Antigone" or "Odysseus"?
PS: You do not have to be a super-hero nowadays neither, to change something. The title of the album was somewhat inevitable due to its meaning and content of lyrics.
SL: Greek mythology has been used by you in many forms also on previous releases. Why are you so interested in it?
PS: I'm fascinated by human history in all its facets. Greek mythology is just an important, but small brick of history of mankind.

SL: "Dream, Tiresias!" is a very thrilling album title that opens up wide spaces for speculations. Do you reckon the album to be some sort of revelation of the blind prophet to the world?
PS: Retrospectively, lyrics of Project Pitchfork have some prophetic content. At least this is something which is said about us - but we would never claim to do that on purpose.
SL: "Dream, Tiresias" feels more in line with releases like "Alpha:Omega". Did this development happen on purpose? Did you already know where to go with the new production in the beginning?
PS: This is always a very individual sensation and varies in the perception of the individual person. When starting a production I never know where the journey will take me. To me it is important to have an open and free mind to pay attention to the feelings that I put into the music. Then I just let myself float… "panta rhei"
SL: "Your god" is in my opinion a very provoking controversy on the contemporary religious conflict. I am interested in how you perceive religion for yourself?
PS: Generally we have a very critical point of view onto it. For the sake of religion too many cruel and wrong things happened in history.
SL: "If I could" is a very destructive and angry song - does it have a real content of pure fiction?
PS: Let me say it this way: Emotions are real. The projection screen to put them on is free to change.
SL: "Nasty habit" what does the blind prophet think about today's medicine?
PS: What the prophet thinks is often different from what he sees. But in "Nasty habit" all is about the "treatment" of problems of modern civilization by the sale of pharmaceutical drugs. The pill "against the annoying kid" is the main topic beside the pill "against all sorrow".
SL: What is emotion for you? A central point on the song "Feel!" is pain. Who did you address that chorus to?
PS: Another reason for Project Pitchfork's songs to be long lasting - they are not addressed to a person, but they are like fairy-tales. They transport feelings and pictures on a metaphoric level. The song is about the tendency to see real suffering of others but not to react. This is the essence of the dramatic thread of the lyrics. [...]"

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