Statiqbloom does not need an introduction at this point unless you've been living under a rock; and if you have been, now's the perfect time to discover this electro-industrial project. Active since 2014, Statiqbloom has slowly crept into the household of every single rivethead throughout the world with solid production and addictive, stompy beats. With that being said we got a chance to chat with Fade Kainer regarding their new album "Asphyxia" (order HERE). Read on and don't forget to hit that play button!
First off, welcome to Brutal Resonance! Your name should be household by now, but in case we have some fans out there who don’t know who you are let’s do a small introduction. Who is in Statiqbloom, how can you best describe your music, and what’s your favorite type of animal?
Hello, thanks! STATIQBLOOM makes electronic music mostly leaning toward a grim post-industrial flavor. My favorite animal is my cat Speedy; he is a black and white tuxedo.
And let’s get to know some of your influences. If you could name your top five favorite albums of all time, what would they be and why?
"Mezzanine" by Massive Attack, "Ain't It Dead Yet (Live" by Skinny Puppy, "Through Silver in Blood" by Neurosis, "Disintegration" by The Cure, and "Last Man to Fly" by Tear Garden. All of these records opened my mind in profound ways to either production, lyrics, or just the atmosphere. They all brought me to another world and that is what a great album should do.
Statiqbloom has been active since 2014. With your new album “Asphyxia” on the horizon, I’d like to know what you have learned since 2014 all the way through “Blue Moon Blood”. In what ways did you mature and how did that help the production on “Asphyxia”?
Hopefully I’m always learning; I’m constantly trying to get what is in my head out. "Asphyxia" is the first time I didn’t mix and produce the whole record. Sanford Parker & Dave "Rave" Ogilvie were mixing it with us . And Sanford co-produced it with us , so he was helpful to get me out of my comfort zone a bit and explore.
Your album “Blue Moon Blood” was a smash hit both critically and with fans. With your new album “Asphyxia”, you’re taking a much darker and rough approach. Did you have a tough time writing out the music for “Aspyxia” or did your combined experience in the past help in a glorious manner?
No, it wasn’t difficult; I guess that’s our mental state at the time of writing "Asphyxia". I knew I wanted a more desperate and percussive approach.
It’s well known you take a ton of influence from old-school industrial. From listening to ‘Eight Hearts Eight Spikes’, your voice is raw and uncompromising. How did you come up with this voice for the album? Did you look to any specific musicians to channel this rage?
I sang for many years in a Doom metal band called Batillus; it was way more extreme vocally so I did not need to prepare in any way to be more raw or aggressive. It’s something I have experience in.
I’d also like to talk about the cover art as that was the first thing that caught my eye when I saw the new album. It features your logo with a snake resting on it. Is there a meaning behind this? And, if so, what is it?
The STATIQBLOOM logo has an ouroboros circling the 8 spikes. The "Asphyxia" cover art brings the serpent to life representing continuous change and motion of destruction and re-creation.
And this is always a favorite question of mine to ask as it is a tough one; what is your favorite song on the album and why?
It constantly changes depending on my mood which I feel probably a lot of people experience; at the moment it’s 'Silver Face' maybe because in a way it’s very different from the other songs in the album.
And now for the next tough question. Out of the albums that you have put out so far with Statiqbloom, which one is your favorite and why?
"Asphyxia" is my favorite finished album because it’s recent; the new material I’m working on now for my next release is more interesting to me. I look forward. When I look back I only see where I was not where I’m going.
“Aspyxia” is releasing on June 7th, 2019. Do you have any shows, gigs, or tours in the works for 2019? While we’re on the subject, do you have anything else at all prepared for 2019 be it singles, remixes, etc.?
We contributed a track for a Godflesh / Streetcleaner compilation that will be a free download at CVLT Nation. Some time in the coming year. It’s to celebrate the albums anniversary.
June 6- Leipzig-WGT EBM WARMUP
June 11 - London @ the glove that fits . W/ Spit Mask & Nations Unrest
June 12 - Glasgow @ Nice n Sleasy W/ Spit Mask & Nations Unrest
June 13 - Aarhus @ TAPE w/ Spit Mask
And that should about cover it. I wish you the best of luck with “Asphyxia” and I leave the space below free for any final words you may have. Cheers!
Thanks to all our fans for supporting STATIQBLOOM and fuck right wing, fascist, Trump supporting, pro-life, anti-environmental, climate denier, corporate interest, blue lives matter scum!
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I've been writing for Brutal Resonance since November of 2012 and now serve as the editor-in-chief. I love the dark electronic underground and usually have too much to listen to at once but I love it. I am also an editor at Aggressive Deprivation, a digital/physical magazine since March of 2016. I support the scene as much as I can from my humble laptop.
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