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?
My name is Markko, I'm almost 41, and my partner JORGE MT and I have been creating music under the name of C-LEKKTOR, which is an Mexican electronic music project in the Industrial/EBM/Harsh Electro style.
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?
We both live in Mexico City and find the country to have a great culture, and regarding music we have a lot of diversity with different music genres. We think that Mexican people are one of the best audiences (at least in the genre we participate in). Very are very warm and energetic... and here there is an retro-implementation between people, ourselves and our music...
What do you feel separates your music from the rest of the music in the Industrial music scene?
Well is hard to tell, we are re-discovering the "wheel" and every artist departs from something, we are just 2 friends doing the music we like without labels, just for fun.
What would you say are your favorite themes and topics that inspire you to compose? What draws you to those themes?
We base our songs on our daily life, experiences and any feelings that marks our hearts and minds. It is just about what we feel in the moment we write. Sometimes it can be something melancholic or furious but it is always about what we feel and live.
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?
I think we are facing our own destruction as race, but if you think on this I mean on deeper way, we deserve it cause we brought this to our lives.
What do you see in the near, and far, future for your creative output?
Music my friend, it is all about the music, we are not looking for fame or any status we just create and share, and if in the middle someone likes our stuff, well that's a plus for us. MUSIC IS OUR LIFE...
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?
During all this time we have been composing music we have changed and of course we improve our techniques and our song writing process, and still there is a lot to be learned, but we always try to make it different from the rest of the bands out there, we are not sure if we succeed on this, but definitely we think that we are on the right direction.
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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?
You just said it my friend, music is our day by day in our lives.
Are you musically self-taught? Or have you had mentors along the way to help you develop?
When I started to do music it was because I just wanted and needed it, nobody told me how and I never went to a music school or something, I think there was a calling inside me asking for this, everything I know is because I really wanted to do it...