martes, 28 de septiembre de 2010


"What's the meaning behind the band's name?"
It's basically an analogy between the detail we try to impart on our music and shaping possible music forms with the ancient art of paper cutting, cutting forms out of paper. The most interesting kind of paper cuts work is full with of detail, a lot of cuts and edits which made a lot of sense when I initially worked with recorded soundsources, acoustic and electronic. But if you listen to the music nowadays carefully it's still filled up with these details. The z and the colon tweaks is just to make it our own.

"How the band started??"
:papercutz started with me, mostly as an electro-acoustic project but it has been growing ever since in terms of the musicians involved and adopting a more band like approach. At the time I was playing in an electronic rock band and started working on my own songs, with electronic, classical, jazz, ambient and some vocal pop elements all mixed together and I ended up feeling it was the way to go for me. So I started working on it full time. Currently :papercutz consists of myself and a lead female vocalist plus a live band with a revolving line-up. We've also added visual elements to accompany the performances with an extra person coming on board for the shows.

"What's the message to transmit with your music??"

Let's get lost. Interpret that as you will.

"What's your method at the time of writing a song??"
Dim the lights, run a sustained atmospheric synth patch and play the piano over it. If the song asks, add some beats and my own (out of tune) vocals.

"Which is your music influences??"

Björk, Kate Bush, David Sylvian, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Thomas Newman, Tangerine Dream, Debussy, Bach, Philip Glass, Steve Reich and Brian Eno, to name a few. But I'm not just influenced by musicians as I suppose most aren't as well. In my case, cinema and literature play a big part as well.

"What plans do you guys have for the future??"

Put out a new original album early 2011 that we're proud of and play live as much as we can, anywhere in the world where we're wanted, promoting this release.

"Which has been the funniest prank you guys have been or took part while on tour or after a show??"We once told a musician playing with us that when you land on an airport outside of Europe (he hadn't travelled so far before) there's a huge security that's waiting just for you to do a strip check suspicious of drugs and such...we told him this before he even got on the plane so he had time to imagine how it would all play out.

"If you guys were stranded in the middle of nowhere after a show or while on tour. The help is 65 miles away from where you guys are, ¿Who would you guys send to look for help? And if while the rest wait, there's no food and the only way to feed yourself is by eating each other, ¿Who would you eat first?"

The new guy on the band...whoever he is. I would eat the female. Women are usually a lot more hygienic than man so I'm guessing it would go down a lot better.

"Which country you guys would love to play?"


"With which bands you guys would love to share stage??"

Too many to mention.

"Are you guys OK, with the direction the band is going actually?"

No but it's to late to stop now...serioulsy, now, sure, we could be a lot better but there's time for us to get there. I'm in this for the long run.

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