First of, 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?
Hi, thank you for having us for this interview! We are T-Error Machinez , an industrial band from Milan (Italy)
The current formation is : Omega-X : Vocalist and composer Alien T-Error : Guitarist and composer T-Error Wolf : Bassist and composer
The project "T-Error Machinez" was born at the begginng of 2013 as solo EBM project of the singer Omega-X , after that he released some albums and singles as solo project , but then he decided to transfrom T-Error Machinez in a real band!
So Alien T-Error and then T-Error Wolf joined the band in 2015
With this formation we've actually released two EP (Four Seasons , The Trip of Halloween Mistery) and a compilation called "The New Era of T-Error Machinez" where are included a lot of remix from a lot of band of the world EBM/Industrial scene Before the end of the year we'll release a "Re-worked" version of the old Omega-X album "The War Of The Valkyries" that will prepare our fans for our first true full length that will be released in 2018.
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How do you enjoy where you live? Is there a vibrant music community where you are? Would you say you find that your local scene influences your attitude and/or creativity?
Unfortunately in Italy there's not a big industrial scene, but we're doing our best to spread the word about this kind of music.
But honestly I've to say that our local scene don't influence our music or our creativity.
What do you feel separates your music from the rest of the music in the Industrial music scene?
Our genre is pretty unique. we actually mix a lot into it , we mix like EBM with Metal-core , Industrial , Black Metal and a lot of other kind of music.
What would you say are your favorite themes and topics that inspire you to compose? What draws you to those themes?
We usually talk about Halloween themes, horror stories or we take the lead from films or video games, we talk also about psychology and we like also mix reality with fantasy and put them on interestingly!
Our singer is a true fan of all this stuff, so he loves to talk about that, and we think that is the kind of lyrics that best describe our way of being.
Industrial and Attitude seem to go hand in hand. With global war, civil unrest, injustice, and political revolution being primary musical themes that dominate your music, how do you feel nowadays about the current state of world affairs?
It is very obvious that our world is not in a good condition right now, the whole world has to open their minds and they have to think about the good things that are around us.
Is pretty useless to kill innocents just for economical affairs or for religious belief.
I hope that every place in the world will resolve all their problem so we'll can be truly happy.
What do you see in the near, and far, future for your creative output?
We see ourselves as the biggest Italian industrial band haha
We are writing a lot of new songs and we are planning to start making live show in the near future... so we'll say, we love to live day by day, so we don't think too far into our future!
When you first started making music, was there a particular sound or artistic/musical influence that you would say was your biggest inspiration to start pursuing the creative path yourself?
The bands that inspired more our singer when he starts the band were : Grendel, Behemoth, Marilyn Manson, C-Lekktor and The 69 Eyes
When it comes to your musical self and your real-world self, would you say that there is a separation? Do you find yourself getting into a character or mindset when you create, or do you find your music is a representation of your day to day self?
Yes our music represents us day to day. when we start to write a new song is because we feel it in on our heart and in our mind so it's impossible for us to separate our musical self and our real-world self.
Are you musically self-taught? Or have you had mentors along the way to help you develop?
We just do everything by ourselves, we write, we record, we mix and master our song by our own. And we're really proud about that.
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?
We usually listen a lot of music, the coolest thing about us is that everyone in the band listens some different kind of music, like our singer listen to EBM, black metal and goth music, our guitarist listen to a lot of metalcore and more "New wave" genre like Rap/Trap, and our bassist listens to power metal and heavy metal music, so we put all of our influences in our songs. So yeah, the best way to keep ourselves creative is to listen a lots of different types of music.
When it comes to making music it can be difficult to balance atmosphere, song progression, musicality, and excitement. Do you have any tricks, techniques, or methods that you commonly use to help your music sound coherent and engaging?
We just write what we have in our mind while we're composing.
Songs are like a photogram of the moment you're living so no, we don't have many tricks or method, we just write what we feel at the moment.
Do you spend a lot of time crafting your own sounds? Or do you value song crafting and effects tweaking more? Or do you find it's a balance between the two? What' your relationships with presets? When you make music are you primarily a hardware or software oriented musician? Or do you do a fusion of both? Are there any particular instruments, programs, or effects that you would say are vital to you making music?
Yeah! We are like maniacs of sound, so we spend a lot of time crafting our sounds to make it perfect.
Usually we write drums and synth part in FL studio, most of the time we use Gladiator or Nexus for the synth parts, then we record the guitars, basses and vocal part in Logic Pro X.
But now we have found the perfect set-up for everything so we don't change it too much while we're producing.
Do you ever find it difficult to balance the creative and technical aspects of musical creation? How do you strike the balance for the need to craft and tweak your effects and sounds, in contrast to actually just getting the song itself created with structure and melody? What sort of element of creation do you prefer, the sonic shaping or the song creation?
Sincerely, when we compose, we don't think about nothing because if you stop to think too much you cannot write what you really feel. Usually we start from a little idea, like a synth melody or a guitar riff, then we start to improvise a little bit, we do a lot of take of different riffs and then we choose the best.
Do you find that when you are working on projects where you ended up learning new techniques during the process?
Yes , it's happened every time haha
You can notice it listening to our albums, every album sounds better, we still have to learn a lot of thing about music production, but this is the coolest thing of music, you will never stop learning new things.
Playing live shows, recording new tracks, attempting to go live the life that gives you the experiences that inspires it all... it can be difficult to balance the time. Do you have any particular methods that you use to keep yourself focused or balanced in your direction?
Actually we don't play live show, so it's more easier for us to find the for producing, but we are programming to start make live show in the near future , so we'll see!
If you could play any anywhere, with anyone, in the world, dead or alive, who and where would it be?
I think would be a live show with The 69 Eyes and Marilyn Manson in Stockholm haha
What are some of the biggest challenges you have had to overcome in your musical career?
The biggest challenge for us is to continue to play this music in a place where almost no one knows what it is. But we are working to win this challenge!
Outside of Industrial music, what other genres could you see yourself composing music in? Or should I say, do you see yourself inspired by? Do you have any other musical projects that you are involved with, or do you have any other musicians or artists that you collaborate with in some capacity?
The guitarist and bass playes are involved in an hard rock/ Sleaze band , Alien T-Error is also interested in rap/trap producing while Omega has just this band, Outside industrial we all listen Metal stuff!
if you could collaborate with any musician or artist, dead or alive, who would it be? And what in particular draws you to want to collaborate with them? Is there any bands out there you see yourself, or would like to, remix or collaborate with in the future?
We think that a collaboration with Marilyn Manson would be reeeeally a dream, Manson is the one that most influences our music and for sure all the musicians in the industrial scene.
Yeah sure! In our new album there will be some really cool guest that we have not announced yet, so for now, we can't tell more about that, it's a secret haha
Promotion can be one of the most difficult things in the music industry. Do you have an agent that helps book shows and manage your online presence, or have you decided to trek it out without and mantle the reigns of the social media apparatus yourself? Is it difficult engaging the online world consistently and originally, or do you find it easy?
We do everything by our own, but well, I think that if you are really good at it, sooner or later, with or without agent, your talent will be recognized even if it's not so easy engaging the online world in a consistently and originally way, everyone have to work a lot for make this happen, but this is the good thing, the more you work, the more you will be rewarded.
Thank you so much for participating in this episode of Infidel Interview. Any parting words for your fans, or my audience?
Yeah, we want to thanks everyone that have help us through this fight, our family, our friends, and last but not least, our fans. They have helped us so much, they share our music on their social media and with their friends, they buy our albums and merchandise, we are very grateful to them.
And to your audience, if you love industrial with metalcore/EBM/Black metal influences, give us a chance! Listen to our music on YouTube or on Bandcamp and if you like what you hear, leave a like on our Faceboook page and feel free to write us in our private message if you want to know more about us!
Thank you The Infidel Netwerk for having us.
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