Please tell us a few words about the new release, about the music on it as a whole or a few words on each track in part. How are you happy with the final release?
We wrote AntiPi to push ourselves into new territory... But with our own flag ! We have a pretty consistent writing and recording process for each song and each song is its own thing entirely. We're very lucky in that sense since we're very musically compatible, we know our strengths and where we might need a little help, so the flow of the process is usually really smooth: spending a lot of time in studio, getting the right takes, searching for sounds and suiting soundscapes. And the result matches our expectations !
How would you describe/label the music on it? Does it sounds like anything we might have heard before?
We've never set out to fit a particular section of heavy music. And we prefer that everyone make up one's own mind about our music.
Where was it recorded and how much time did it take you to record it? Any interesting stories from the recording/producing the material?
We did a few recording sessions in 2013 but the real pre-production stage occured in the beginning of 2015, during 6 months, at the Industry studios in Paris. We handled the production of the album and the mixing. Mastering has been given to Maor Appelbaum (Faith No More, Yes, Adrenaline Mob, Halford, Fates warning...). Flemming Rasmussen, who had masterized Near-birth Experience debut album, was not available at this time. On the whole, the entire process took 9 months
What can you tell us about the cover artwork? Is there a link between the artwork and the lyrics? What are the topics of your lyrics?
Lyrics are directly connected with the cover artwork: this uplifted face drinking in the radiance of the blue is the key of each songs. It could be an illustration of many and varied emotions that you can feel by listening AntiPi. Thematically I always derive the idea of the song based on the initial emotion I get from listening to it.The presumed message is basically the human condition, a very abstract subject, which has its positives and it's negatives. I try to manage the Romantic and the Dramatic sides.
What do you expect to gain through this release? What are the band's aims at the moment?
More exposure, share our music as far as possible and move forward until a third album !
Is there a special format the material is released in? Or is it released in multiple formats? How many copies were pressed?
1000 Physical copies and digital format are set.
Where and how will you promote this new release?
We already did a relase party for AntiPi in october and we'll anounce different venues soon. We have solid support from Dooweet Records - we also want to thank them - so you will know soon enough !
Where can we order it from?
Season Of Mist, Amazon, Bestbuy and so on !