How can you describe Nemesis, and how much is it different from your first album?
- I think the main difference to Neural Dysorder Syndrome is the improvement in structuring songs and getting them to a certain point. It took me quite a while to develop a typical style of music. I believe Neural Dysorder only scratches the surface of CDD’s potential.
What do you like on your new label NoiTekk?
- I like the personal relationship. It’s more a relation build on friendship than just business. And besides that NoiTekk has done a really good work so far. I really can’t complain.
How satisfied were you with promotion of your first album on Synthetic Symphony, and how are you satisfied now with NoiTekk?
I believe the promo-work of Synthetic Symphony was quite ok, but I hadn’t
that much experience with all this stuff at that time and simply was glad to
have released an album, that I didn’t bother that much.
But, what I have to say is, that the job NoiTekk does is a far better one.
How long took you to produce Nemesis album?
- Actually it took me three years to complete Nemesis. After the first album I didn’t want to come in a hurry to bring out a follow-up. I took the time I needed to develop and improve myself. A lot of tracks ran into nothing during this time. But it was ok, because the outcome is really satisfying.
Did you know Daniel Myer before working on Nemesis? How was to collaborate with him?
- No, I didn’t know him before. It was NoiTekk, who came up with the idea letting Daniel do the mixing and mastering for this release. As I’ve known his past work and releases I was quite happy with this suggestion. I really can’t say anything detailed about how it was working with him, because we never met in person to work together. It was a lot of emailing, down- and uploading files. But it was ok, I guess.
What can you say about electro scene in Germany? Bands that you like?
I’m afraid I can’t say anything specific about the scene in Germany,
because I’m not into it. Though I make this kind of music I’m not
part of a certain scene and I don’t want to be. I believe every kind of
scene gets really narrow-minded in points of acceptance and believes. I don’t
want to classify myself in advance by addicting myself to some ideal or customized
way of thinking.
Sure, there are bands, that have good tracks I really like, but none I undoubtedly could call a favourite of mine.
Do you have some favourite bands outside electronic music?
- I’m really open-minded concerning music and therefore it varies and depends mostly on my mood to what I listen. My musical roots are based in the metal genre and I still like some of that stuff. But mainly I listen to electronic music and it hasn’t to be EBM or Dark Electro music necessarily. I really like intelligent Electro like Gridlock or Displacer for example.
What about breakthrough in other European countries? Any plans to license some material in USA?
- Nemesis did very well in France for instance. Three month in a row in the top10 of the FAC. I had positive resonance from different parts of the world. So, I think it’s quite ok so far. Nevertheless CDD has to establish itself again, because after a break of three years it’s more like starting from zero again.
Do you think maybe to start side project, or C-Drone-Defect is one and only for you?
- Maybe yes, maybe no. I don’t know. Sure there are always ideas and concepts, that don’t fit in with CDD and should be realized somehow. But I guess I’d have to hook up with other musicians to do this. Otherwise I’d always try to force these ideas into a CDD-way of music.
Are you working already on new material or some remixes?
- I’m working on new material, but these are just sketches of ideas. I need some time after a release to settle a new way of working. I just don’t want to produce a simple sequel. I’ve done remixes for Glis, Skoyz and Implant in the last weeks. It was good working on other bands songs to get a free mind for my own music.
C-DRONE-DEFECT official website
Interview made in November 2004. by Danijel Levatic for Elektronski Zvuk.
2004. Elektronski Zvuk