How have you been?
Wonderful, thank you! It’s been a strange fall here in the Bay Area of course with the post election confusion, the horrific fire at the Ghost Ship in Oakland, some personal changes, but overall I feel very fortunate at this time!
Can you tell us a little more about your single Babel?
Apropos of the title, Babel is a song about words. Isn’t it amazing these little sounds that come out of our bodies and communicate information? How exactly does the brain send this signal that connects with the vocal chords and makes our lips move? If I think about it too much, I start having anxiety because I’m trying to catch myself in the very process of speaking.
Oh, and of course the written word is equally amazing and powerful, sometimes more so. I am easily swayed by words on a page. And sometimes afraid of them. What could they make me do, feel, believe? What’s real and what is my own projection?
All these thoughts must have connected with some mythical association I have with the tower of Babel… and, well the rest is just babel!
Any plans for upcoming music videos?
I would like to make a video for our song Madame. This song is the most kinetic on the EP and features what we sound like at our most aggressive. We do have a delicate and old-world side, but we also like to build crescendos and walls of sound live – usually just using all acoustic instruments. I think Madame lends itself well to story-telling and I’m excited to start working on that soon. Any video producers out there?
You have a new EP out When The Earth Was Still Flat – what’s the story behind the title?