Gremlin in the machinery – interview with Cynical Existence
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Adalbert: Hello! Let’s start this interview with a question about your recent show at Castle Party, Poland. What are your memories about your first gig in this country and the whole festival?
Frederik Croona: Hi, My first gig in Poland was actually in Szczecin ;). But a great memory from the festival was all the awesome people who came to see us play live. The setting was great and the crowd really seemed to enjoy the music. The festival itself is really cool and very unique in terms of the place its held and the great mix of music.
You are still promoting your last album “We are the violence”. What is your opinion about this release half a year after its premiere?
Naturally since it’s the latest piece of work from Cynical it needs to be promoted and for more people to hear it. It’s the strongest material I’ve written to date and the strongest set of songs written together with George and Filip. Most of the time you get tired of even the new songs you’ve made cause you’ve heard them a million times, but there are still quite a few tracks I really like still.
The whole album is a collection of very aggressive songs – you prefer this form rather than creating some instrumental tracks? I’m asking because in theory composing song with stanzas and chorus is more difficult than creating some composition without any strict structure.
I like to create songs that have great melodies and that make people dance.
The fusion of danceable music combined with aggressive vocals and meaningful lyrics.
I prefer tracks with vocals because that’s what I like to listen to myself.I also come from a metal background , so the way I write is very typical to rock/metal/pop. It just makes more sense to me you know?