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Body without blood – interview with Exemia

Updated: 24 January, 2018 Created: 21 March, 2016 By:Adalbert Category: Interviews

There is certainly a reason behind the recently increasing presence of Mexican dark electro acts on Halotan internet website and on Halotan samplers. While the whole genre became rather predicticable and petrified, Mexican bands constantly deliver highest quality industrial music. This time we interview Fako (real name: Fabián Morelos Aldana), the man behind Exemia, project from Tijuana.  Since 2003 he experimented with different types of industrial music and recently published excellent album “Cryptobiosis”, which was reviewed on our site (give this album a try – it will blow you away!). Fako gave us really extensive interview, but fortunately it’s as interesting as it’s long!

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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.

Adalbert: Exemia’s started in 2003, since that time you have released few album’s but “Cryptiobiosis” is the first one with regular vocals and lyrics, made by you. Why after those years of making instrumental music you’ve decided do make more typical dark electro stuff with vocals?

Fako: Actually, the band played a mixture industrial-rock and darkelectro with vocals from 2003 to 2005 when I worked with another vocalist, I think the main reason is because of the genres I was working on the past years, required a bigger focus on synthwork and the structure than just adding vocals to the music (synthwave, psytrance, rhythmic noise, goa-industrial,  aggrocore, freeform, drumstep). It depends on the genre of the repertoire, and this time I will be revisiting and producing styles that will include vocals (industrial-dance, dark electro, metal subgenres).

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.

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