Hi guys, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?
Thank you! We’re good. Currently we’re in an airplane watching the sun hit the clouds. Quite nice J. We’ve both been busy making music, Tomas is doing the next WhoMadeWho album and Jenny has been rehearsing for an acoustic piano concert in a church. Tomas is trying to find some old battered drums for our next shows. We’re on our way to play Glimps Festival in Belgium, and we’ve got some shows in Switzerland lined up next week. Tomas has missed travelling.
Can you tell us more about the story behind your track ¨Dream On Fire¨?
This song wrote itself in a very short time out of a 10 second voice memo from a late night in a hotel lobby in Split, Croatia. All the basic elements in the track are recorded within 20 minutes, and from there it was just a matter of refining. We’ve tried to create something that is energetic and raw, as much as it’s tender and sexy. The song is a call to escape the humdrum of every day life and just cut loose. It’s no groundbreaking concept, but all bands need to have this sort of songJ
Did any event in particular inspire the song?
Only the thougth of us two singing. We do dream of fire when we are together.
Does the album title have anything to do with this song?
Generally the album revolves a great deal around the theme of transformation, sex and fire. Of course dream of fire sits somewhere in the center of that tornado, but there are also several other songs on the album tied into that theme. An obvious example would be Dream of Fire part two.
Why naming it after this track in particular?
We almost named the band after the song, ha ha.
How was the recording and writing process?
We met in the studio on a dayly basis 9-15. Recorded ideas, and wrote lyrics. Often starting out from a rough schech or demo one os us made. Then Tomas would go on the road with whomadewho and produce the hell out of it on the laptop. A lot of important bricks of the album actually fell in to place on a beach in santa domingo : las terennas. We had 4 days off on a whomadewho tour, and I just hung out round the pool all day making this album. I got a lot of great ideas there (I think, ha ha)
Would you call this band a departure of what you have done in the past or some sort of a follow up?
Definitely a follow up. When we did the two duettos on the previous bonhomme album, it became very clear that we needed to do something together. We both make a lot of different collaborations, so it is very obvious that this one was standing out in an number of ways. Chemistry and sound. Temper and workpace. Initially we thought we would make a rawdy disco album, but it seems we just cant escape our naural sound of warmth and emotion.
Where did you find the inspiration for the songs and lyrics on this record?
First of all the inspirations stems from the meeting of our two personas. Two very different approaches to making music and of course the obvious differences, in our lives, or sexes, our voices would create a very interesting spark that a lot of the music grew out of. When you’re used to playing in a one man band or in a male threesome it is a big creative kick in the ass to suddenly be in something so remarkably different.
Any plans to hit the road?
If flying is the road, we are already there J well, yes, we are going to schwitzerland, Portugal, Germany, Holland, Denmark. And perhaps more. We basically got until fall 2016, and then are going to make a brake and go back to doing whomadewho and lydmor for a while.
What else is happening next in Lydmor and Bon Homme´s world?
Touring, and then a break as prevouisly mentioned. And then hopefully we do the whole thing over again. Album.touring, the whole cycle.