First of all, tell us a bit more about Sinine.
- "It all started in autumn 2003 when I suddenly wanted to throw away all the borders and standards that one can have when he is creating music and doing band. I lived thru some hard times back then and it all brought some very new and special inspiration wave on me. My head was full of exploding emotions and I had some new enormous visions about my new music. I wanted to use every possibility of sound and music to put the real life and extreme contrasts of life into my songs. I started to experiment with synthesizers and samplers, besides my guitar playing and singing. So I spent endless hours to find the right sounds, what could describe and regenerate some emotions, rooms, people and memories. It was also big work to get the arrangements done in a way that this music would be as cold and burning, as beautiful and ugly as life itself. I mixed together everything from ambient to metal, from synthpop to folk, from trip-hop to dark wave. At the end I saw that it really is possible to put a story and a right energy into songs and sounds, so a listener can also feel and understand this. When the arrangements were ready I found the right studios where I recorded the violins and cellos played by my friends. I also recorded additional vocals sung by some talented Estonian singers. After I had done with my guitars and vocals I mixed my album with experienced Estonian pop producer Lauri Laagus. He is worked with pop acts like Vanilla Ninja and classical composers as Peeter Vähi etc. So it was a really wonderful and interesting collaboration to achieve the best results. Christoph Stickel from Germany did the mastering work. It was also an honour because he is known for working with many great bands from Deine Lakaien to Guano Apes. So I achieved my goals, doing no compromises and it all took me five years to get the album material ready in 2008. Today Sinine is a band with three members and we are also giving concerts. Besides me are Andre Pichen on guitars and Liisa Hirsch on keyboards. They are both extremely talented and experienced musicians and we share wonderful energy on stage."

You are about to release your debut album 'Butterflies', tell us more about this release.
- "I can say that this is an honest autobiographical album with deep concept. All the songs on this album form one big narrative, so when you are listening to the album from beginning to the end then it is like reading a book with a colourful story. I also made an illustration for every song so that a listener can have even more chance to go into the world of my song and story. I have saved my memories in these songs."

You have mentioned that you have a record deal with Accession Records, how did you come in contact with each other?
- "When I begin to search a label to release my big work then I send my promo CD-s to all the labels on this planet who would release something like my music is. I found about 65 labels and they all received the CD. Finally I had few decent offers by several labels. And one offer was from Accession Records. It was a real dream comes true because when we talk about the dark electronic music scene then Accession Records with its bands have been number one label to me for years. They have something original to offer in this big music market, full of music without soul and originality. Accession chairman Adrian Hates was really amazed by my music; we signed a contract and Sinine's first album 'Butterflies' will be released on September 18th, 2009."

From where do you get your musical inspiration as well for the lyrics?
- "My music and lyrics are all about real life that has inspired me with its extreme contrasts of beauty and awfulness. 'Butterflies' album is telling about one very colourful time of my life and I tried to write it all into my songs and lyrics as real as possible. Talking about sounds I can say I'm influenced by different pop, neo-folk, ambient, metal, grunge, dark-wave, trance, shoe gaze, indie, film music, trip-hop. I am always looking for some emotions, energy and power behind the music and it is really not that important what genre it is, it is all one big music."

What about touring and concerts?
- "Until now we have put most of our energy in preparing the album release, but lately we were opening act for Diary of Dreams in Latvia and few weeks ago we were the special guest of The Birthday Massacre Estonian concert. We definitely will play a few album release concerts in Estonia and I really hope that we will also have many chances to play in other countries too. In times like these we can't expect too much, but let's see. I know that lots of people from Germany, Poland, US and other countries are waiting for our concerts and I really hope to meet them on tour as soon as possible! And of course it would be just wonderful to play in Sweden too!"

Estonia is not that famous for its electro music; want to drop any band names you think we should check out?
- "I think you should definitely check out Cloudspeak, Forgotten Sunrise, Daycleier, Popidiot, Galaktlan, Evestus and Pedigree for example."

Any last words to our readers?
- "I am very exited to share my music with you all and I hope that you will find something meaningful in the world of 'Butterflies' album."
Sinine interview
August 27, 2009
Brutal Resonance

Sinine

Aug 2009
First of all, tell us a bit more about Sinine.
- "It all started in autumn 2003 when I suddenly wanted to throw away all the borders and standards that one can have when he is creating music and doing band. I lived thru some hard times back then and it all brought some very new and special inspiration wave on me. My head was full of exploding emotions and I had some new enormous visions about my new music. I wanted to use every possibility of sound and music to put the real life and extreme contrasts of life into my songs. I started to experiment with synthesizers and samplers, besides my guitar playing and singing. So I spent endless hours to find the right sounds, what could describe and regenerate some emotions, rooms, people and memories. It was also big work to get the arrangements done in a way that this music would be as cold and burning, as beautiful and ugly as life itself. I mixed together everything from ambient to metal, from synthpop to folk, from trip-hop to dark wave. At the end I saw that it really is possible to put a story and a right energy into songs and sounds, so a listener can also feel and understand this. When the arrangements were ready I found the right studios where I recorded the violins and cellos played by my friends. I also recorded additional vocals sung by some talented Estonian singers. After I had done with my guitars and vocals I mixed my album with experienced Estonian pop producer Lauri Laagus. He is worked with pop acts like Vanilla Ninja and classical composers as Peeter Vähi etc. So it was a really wonderful and interesting collaboration to achieve the best results. Christoph Stickel from Germany did the mastering work. It was also an honour because he is known for working with many great bands from Deine Lakaien to Guano Apes. So I achieved my goals, doing no compromises and it all took me five years to get the album material ready in 2008. Today Sinine is a band with three members and we are also giving concerts. Besides me are Andre Pichen on guitars and Liisa Hirsch on keyboards. They are both extremely talented and experienced musicians and we share wonderful energy on stage."

You are about to release your debut album 'Butterflies', tell us more about this release.
- "I can say that this is an honest autobiographical album with deep concept. All the songs on this album form one big narrative, so when you are listening to the album from beginning to the end then it is like reading a book with a colourful story. I also made an illustration for every song so that a listener can have even more chance to go into the world of my song and story. I have saved my memories in these songs."

You have mentioned that you have a record deal with Accession Records, how did you come in contact with each other?
- "When I begin to search a label to release my big work then I send my promo CD-s to all the labels on this planet who would release something like my music is. I found about 65 labels and they all received the CD. Finally I had few decent offers by several labels. And one offer was from Accession Records. It was a real dream comes true because when we talk about the dark electronic music scene then Accession Records with its bands have been number one label to me for years. They have something original to offer in this big music market, full of music without soul and originality. Accession chairman Adrian Hates was really amazed by my music; we signed a contract and Sinine's first album 'Butterflies' will be released on September 18th, 2009."

From where do you get your musical inspiration as well for the lyrics?
- "My music and lyrics are all about real life that has inspired me with its extreme contrasts of beauty and awfulness. 'Butterflies' album is telling about one very colourful time of my life and I tried to write it all into my songs and lyrics as real as possible. Talking about sounds I can say I'm influenced by different pop, neo-folk, ambient, metal, grunge, dark-wave, trance, shoe gaze, indie, film music, trip-hop. I am always looking for some emotions, energy and power behind the music and it is really not that important what genre it is, it is all one big music."

What about touring and concerts?
- "Until now we have put most of our energy in preparing the album release, but lately we were opening act for Diary of Dreams in Latvia and few weeks ago we were the special guest of The Birthday Massacre Estonian concert. We definitely will play a few album release concerts in Estonia and I really hope that we will also have many chances to play in other countries too. In times like these we can't expect too much, but let's see. I know that lots of people from Germany, Poland, US and other countries are waiting for our concerts and I really hope to meet them on tour as soon as possible! And of course it would be just wonderful to play in Sweden too!"

Estonia is not that famous for its electro music; want to drop any band names you think we should check out?
- "I think you should definitely check out Cloudspeak, Forgotten Sunrise, Daycleier, Popidiot, Galaktlan, Evestus and Pedigree for example."

Any last words to our readers?
- "I am very exited to share my music with you all and I hope that you will find something meaningful in the world of 'Butterflies' album."
Aug 27 2009

Patrik Lindström

info@brutalresonance.com
Founder of Brutal Resonance in 2009, founder of Electroracle and founder of ex Promonetics. Used to write a whole lot for Brutal Resonance and have written over 500 reviews. Nowadays, mostly focusing on the website and paving way for our writers.

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