Atomic Neon: Infidel Interview #76

First off, just want to thank you for participating in this edition of Infidel Interviews. Could you start off by giving a little information about you to the audience? Whatever you feel comfortable with, but name, age, and where you live would be pretty standard?

We are Atomic Neon, a post-punk band from Germany.

The band members:

Rio Black (voice)

Lars Kappler (guitar)

Ro Boheme (guitar)

Dani Dark (keys)

Sandy Ch. (bass)

Friedi H. (drums)

How do you enjoy where you live? Is there a vibrant industrial community where you are? Would you say you find that your local scene influences your attitude and/or creativity? What do you feel separates your music from the rest of the music in the your local music scene?

We live in an old industrial area (Ruhrgebiet),

It is gray and cold here, but people are honest and faithful... like us! ;-)

The music scene here is very big and varied, especially punk and metal are everywhere, but there is also a great Indie Alternative and Gothic scene!

The scene hardly affects us.

We are very independent and experimental, that also distinguishes us from some other bands!

If you could say there are underlying themes or messages that permeate throughout your discography, what would you say are the most important concepts and ideas you've tried to express throughout your artistic career, political, spiritual, or personal?

The cold in the world, loneliness, sorrow, fear. This is the mood of the songs.

But of course it is also about adventures, love and longing!

Atomic Neon is rather a nonpolitical band, even if humanity, justice and freedom are always an important issue.

When it comes to composing music, do you approach things with a clear vision in mind, or do you prefer to let songs feel themselves out? Do you have any particular techniques or tricks you use to keep yourself creative and consistent?

The music mostly arises from the feeling, surely there are also techniques that are tried out, but nothing consistant!