on “In Consequence”

Q:”In Consequence” is a very varied album soundwise, and undoubtably it is an album worth of listening to. What’s behind the creative process of this material, the recording process of it, the composition of lyrics, etc? Are you satisfied with the result?

Thank you again so much for your kind words… The album was based on ideas that had piled up from long ago and were adapted to who we were at the time, or better say what he had discovered of us at the time. Everything starts with a small idea as  a stimulant and anyone that feels like they have something to adds to it, are doing so, so they help it grow. Just like a conversation-starter can evolve to an amazingly interesting and constructive conversation that helps you feel your interlocutor’s possition and lets you extend the limits of your restricted horizon. We are satisfied so much with the result and we do love it for what it is… If we rerecorded it today we’d surely do a lot of things differently, but it would be something else… In any case I think it was an great place to start off our musical journey.

 

-Another feature of “In Consequence” is the album cover, what does it represent? And who was/were the responsible for the design?

 

It’s just like we wanted it… Aris Liapis has done an amazing work on this one… It manages to blend all these notions together it dresses the overall atmosphere in the most perfect way… Loads can be brought to mind by looking at it, from desire to human loneliness and the lack of communication, the emotional fall, and none of the aforementioned notions really, that are just me, because that’s  a wonderful tool that allows you to project your own self in it, and do have your own constructive criticism on your psyche…

 

– “In Consequence” has the participation of Duncan Patterson (ex-Anathema / ex Antimatter / Íon), who plays keys in the song “Ibidem”, How did this collaboration come from? And how important is for you that this great musician has collaborated with Phase?

 

First and foremost it’s a great honor for us that Duncan found our work really interesting and we have him on the record… He used to live in Greece and we had an entless chat/rant about the situation in the music scene here and the lack of enough listeners and gig goers who really love digging interesting sounds and not just following trends. We shared common views and the time advocated this artistic marriage…

 

– Regarding the critics from the press and fans, how has been the response of people to “In Consequence”?
Everybody absolutely loved it! Something that was a pleasant surprise for us! I mean we loved the material and I think the songs are really honest but it’s much of an acquired taste and I thought it would alienate listeners… Maybe I had lesser belief on people’s taste, which is an arrogant thing to assume but  establishing a new sound is a hard thing to do anyway. Acquiring a new taste is a bitch…

Interviewer: Hermanas Muerte
Publication: Mutilador (MX)
Period: October 2012

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