Body without blood – interview with Exemia
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Adalbert: Firstly I want to ask you about the beginnings of the band, since not many people know its history. Why did you started to create music?
Fako: Before Exemia, I played guitars and vocals on a few metal/punk bands. At the same time I was trying to learn how to make electronic music of my own. My intention was to create music in the same way someone would take a picture hoping to be remembered by the present and future generations that may like what I do.
[2003-2004] – This is when the project was born, I started doing early electronic music attempts under the name of Exemia. Another vocalist joined Exemia as both of the band members of the project started working on a guitar driven fusion.
[Demos: “Estática” *old demo]
[2004-2005] – The project performs live for the first time focusing on the sound of industrial-rock and dark electro.
[Demos: “Violencia” *old demo]
[2005- 2006] – Exemia returns to be a one man band once again focusing on post-industrial subgenres. This time period was the inspiration for these tracks: “Después de Morir”, “Trancisión Dolorosa”, “Disgraced and Nighterrors”.
[Demos: “Nuclear Circus Wasteland” *old demo]
[2007 – 2009] – These were some of the busiest years for production, the EQ improvement was a bit more noticeable, but this time the aim was to make a fusion between psytrance, hardcore and industrial dance replacing the vocals with synthwork and distorted percussion to fit the mood of the bassdriven repertoires.
[Albums: “Morgue Crew”, “Failure”, “The Synesthetic Experience”, “Locate and Delete“]
[2010-2012] – During this time period I made a drum & bassy/electro repertoire different from the usual Exemia. After the experiment I went blending bits of industrial with goatrance 909 Kicks & 303 Synthesizers. Then went further into the experimentation of the mixture of psytrance and industrial which remains as Exemia’s main fusion.
[Albums: “Don’t let them in”, “Post Industrial Revolution”, “One Man Army“, “Mutación de Géneros”]
[2013-2014] – Feeling a similarity within the elements of the genres, rhytmic noise and dark psytrance become the main focus of the project as Exemia and Audiocentesis join forces and form Aim&Execute.
[Albums: “Trancegressive Fiction”, “Computer Hate“, “Dark Rearrangements”]
[2014-2015] – Released a darksynth/synthwave album while finishing the trilogy of “Dark Rearrangements”. At the same time I worked on “Cryptobiosis” album until the end of the year 2015. [Albums: “Robocorpse“, “Remixed”, “DR2″, “DR3″, “Cryptobiosis”].
Adalbert: What about the name of the band, “Exemia” – does it have any meaning?
Fako: A body without blood: EX (Greek for “out of”) plus AIMA (Greek for “blood”). Exemia, as the medical term, is a condition in which a considerable portion of the blood is temporarily removed from general circulation.