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Gremlin in the machinery – interview with Cynical Existence

Updated: 20 August, 2015 Created: 20 August, 2015 By:Adalbert Category: Interviews
Cynical Existence is a Swedish industrial/aggrotech act which despite its quite young age has already issued  three very strong  albums : “Come Out And Play” (2013),  “Erase, Evolve And Rebuild” ‎(2013) and  released just few months ago “We Are The Violence “. The last album has very good reviews and is promoted by very energetic live shows – those who saw Cynical Existence during the last Castle Party Festival in Bolkow, Poland surely understand what I am talking about. The project led by Frederik Croona is without any doubt an important injection of fresh blood into dark electro scene still dominated by bands which were born in 90s (or even earlier). Recent show at Castle Party,  last album and many plans for the future (including Cycnical Existence’s presence on the next Halotan Sampler 09)- we had plenty of reasons to interview Frederik!

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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?

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