Choosing the more difficult path – interview with Cold Therapy
Adalbert: Is there a chance, that we could see you on stage – well, there’s much easier to perform, when new vocalist joined Cold Therapy?
Jacek: Yes, I think so. It’s possible that in future we will figure something out. If there will be occasions to play and possibilities to organize everything, then why not.
Jen: There is always an option to perform live when the members are willing to travel. Personally I would love to make the trip and travel around Europe.
Adalbert: Let’s talk about the reception of Cold Therpay’s music, and the audience – I guess it is rather international and you don’t bother with the local Polish context?
Jacek: Well, I don’t really think about that and never try to split it to international or local Polish. But if it comes to the matters like posting statuses on our sites etc – yes, it’s always in English. I just never saw too big interest in Cold Therapy in Poland.
Adalbert: Today, in the age of the bandcamp and other platforms that allow to release the music only in virtual way it is easy for anybody to became an alternative electronic artist. What is today’s meauser of quality, since the record deal isn’t so important today?
Jacek:I don’t have any problems with the growing numbers of bands / projects and that everybody can try to make music. The point is that everybody can, bot not all can be an „artist”. This just adds more possibilities these times for the underground musicians. Many of them wouldn’t even have the possibility to make any music if not that. Some have the talent and show it – others not. It’s like to give a piece of paper and pencil to someone and order to draw. If this person is not artist and don’t have the talent, it will be not an piece of art, but a scrawl. The same is with music, not everyone can compose actual music even having the tools.
Jan: We all started with imperfect songs and that is no shame at all. But you see fast who evolves and who has no talent for songwriting. Often they said to me: „If I had better equipment, I would make better music!”, but that’s not the case at all. If you are a talented songwriter you can make good stuff with even the minimalistic resources. Jacek proved he can do more than just a four to the floor beat and some three note melodies.