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Robert Stark interviews Synthwave Artist Damokles















Robert Stark, Sam Kevorkian, and J.G Michael talk to Swedish Synthwave Artist Damokles. Check out his work on SoundCloud, Facebook, and Future 80’s Records which produces his music.


Intro: Into the Future from the new Time Machine album
Damokles’ new 14 track album Time Machine
The Time Travel Theme; Back to the Future
Creating synth music since the 70’s
Influences including Kraftwerk
Favorite songs including Yazoo’s Don’t Go and Don’t You Want Me? by the Human League
Experimentation with synthesizers in the 80’s
Being a DJ in the 80’s and how DJ culture has evolved
Working as a piano bar entertainer
The New Retrowave genre and how it is different from original 80’s synth music
Industrial music
The future of electronic music, the mainstreaming of synthwave, and the need for an alternative to mainstream pop
The pros and cons of producing music online without large corporations
Cinematic influences; sci-fi and horror
The illustrations for the albums
80’s Retrofuturism
Visions of the future and how humans are becoming cyborgs

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Robert Stark interviews Musician En Esch















Robert Stark, Pilleater and J.G Michaels interview EN ESCH. En Esch was an original member of the pioneering industrial band, KMFDM. He is also in his own band, Slick Idiot, and toured with Pigface. En Esch’s recently released a new album, Trash Chic.


En Esch’s interest in music and beginnings in KMFDM, Slick Idiot
En Esch’s early influences, Goth and Queer culture, Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft
The politics of East and West Germany
“Xcess” in True Love, and “Ooh La La” in Hellraiser 3
The politically imagery used in KMFDM (the art of Aidan Hughes), Laibach, Dunkelwerk, Hanzel und Gretyl
Atari Teenage Riot, left-wing vs. right-wing imagery and sound, May Day
The Columbine Massacre, the controversy behind KMFDM’s song, “Waste,” YouTube comments about KMFDM’s association with school shootings
En Esch’s new album, Trash Chic
KMFDM’s influence over Rammstein
Modern Industrial musics vs. old style Industrial (Die Krupps)
How En Esch makes music, Nightcore vs. Vaporwave
Five letter codes, Covers, the funky infulence in En Esch’s music
En Esch’s advocation for animal rights, his vegetarian lifestyle
The origin behind Slick Idiot
The music market, downloading and streaming
The Raymond Watts / En Esch / Günter Schulz / Mona Mur KMFDM
Peter Murphy, Humor behind En Esch’s music
Introversion/Social Anxiety, and music as an outlet to express one’s self
Backing singers
En Esch’s future activities

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