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Aqua Nebula Oscillator interview

January 27, 2014

Aqua Nebula Oscillator interview

Aqua Nebula Oscillator formed in Paris back in 1999 and had
several formations and due to those changes there was a significant difference
in the sound of the band. Why did you decide to replace members? Is it only
about your idea or the concept?
Well  the original
idea was to form a group of people who could come and go as they want, to
recreate a dark poetic vision of a psychedelic journey, the idea wasn’t to have
a proper group with fix people, but more of a family who was into that! I have
never “replaced” or fired people, they just left at a certain moment
of their life, when they weren’t into it any more. “Nebula” is an
astral factory of stars, so there is many “stars”, with the
“aqua” there is a permanent flow going into the oscillation of life!
Come and go as we want!
You have three albums out, an EP called “Excavation” and a split with Kadaver. Can you take us on a journey through all three records and
tell us the differences between them, the inspiration for specific record and
how and why did the changes happen?
The real first album was Caves Recording! To me it’s the
purest and childish one, made when I came back from India, the desert of
Mexico, and Morocco in search of the “light” while listening early
Pink Floyd, Soft Machine, ancient tribal music, and reading HP Lovecraft! The
UFO one was the result of a coming back from the forest and a collaboration
with my brother Juan Trip! The Under The Moon was an immersion into love,
decadence and psychedelics with Shazzula (my girl by the time) both fan (by the
time) of raw garage punk! Third was a reunion of a bunch of assholes (me and my
brothers) living the most decadent life we could, doing speed freak space rock
on acid while 2 girls and an old woman was giving them blow job reading
Baudelaire ahahaha! poetes maudits!!!!
Who are the members of the current lineup?
The current lineup is totally changed! There is a killer far
out jazz drummer Adrian Bang, killer bass player too Alexis Raphaellof, cosmic
cowboy on oscillation, flute, harmonica, backing vocal and strange instruments,
and me on vocals, space guitar, sitar, organ, and weird noise! Included skul,
slave chain dense (new instrument ahaha).
On 5th November new record “Spiritus Mundi” came
out. Can you tell us a few words about the record? What can we expect from it?
“Spiritus Mundi” the new one out on Tee Pee and
Pan European Recording in November, is the accomplishment of all the albums!
The idea was to have the bigger and cleanest valve tape sound, and to have the
possibility to play the entire album on acoustic guitar, which means proper
songs. We recorded in a really cool studio in Toulouse called Swamp who use
only tapes and the album has been mastered in Terrazoni studio who was working
for Decca in the 70’s for classical music. We used a lot of acoustic
instruments as percussions, violin, 12 string guitar, sitar, wisper and
oscillation, space guitar, fairy and witches voices and everything. One of the
only album of Aqua Nebula that you can play on your stereo without hearing a
hudge ssscccccccccccccccccccccccrrrrrrrhhhhhhhhhhhh mosquito sound type
ahahah!!!
What inspires you beside music. When listening to your
music, it looks like this dark psychedelia mixed with space sounds comes from
other parts of art. You must have been a regular reader of occult or am I
wrong?

Well since I was born I have been always in a “find the
light, infinite & immortality”. I have been raised by my mother who
was really into religious spiritism, goths and all that, then I took my first
LSD trip at the age of 15 and it opened my “eye” and put me into the
“real world” then I lived for one year in India, met the kali agori
babas, who was really far out into body changes, then to the desert of Mexico
to meet ciguri, then in Morocco to see gnawas and trance music! In literature
was really into HP Lovecraft, Antonin Artaud, Baudelaire, Melmoth, in painter
I’m a huge fan of Hieronymous bosh and Salvador Dali, those people opened my
eye too! I have stopped reading 10 years ago, cause to me after a while you
have to stop reading and experiencing the life of the others to create your own
journey, cause the only thing I have learned is that there is no master, we are
our own master! We have all the world, spirits & occult inside us! Just a
matter of what you choose to do with it! voila, merci Klemen.
Are you planning any tour in the near future?
We will go on our tour for a month in USA, play at the
Austin Psych Fest, then Roadburn in April and we will also record a new album
in July. That’s about it.
© Monster Rat
Interview made by Klemen Breznikar/2014
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