Namesis & Corvad
Welcome to the site Namesis and Corvad! Let’s start off with a basic introductory question. What are three of your favorite albums of all time and why?
Corvad: Hi Brutal Resonance team! Oh it’s not easy to choose only 3 but let’s name. “The Fat Of The Land” by The Prodigy because it is a piece of art which will never be outdated, a flash of genius of Liam Howlett. This also applies to albums of The Chemical Brothers, Fatboy Slim, Junkie Xl and Massive Attack from this period. “Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water” by Limp Bizkit; an album that made a lasting impression on me in my teenage days, a source of wild energy, perfectly produced tracks to loudly end the second millennium with fire and riots at the last Woodstock. “Mutter” by Rammstein; absolute masterpiece full of energy, fire and inspiration even in terms of electronic music.
Namesis: The Prodigy's "The Fat Of The Land", The Chemical Brothers' "Come With Us", Korn's "Follow The Leader". These albums are heard to the core, but I always listen to them.
Where did you guys first meet and why did you decide to make music together?
Namesis: We met on the Internet about ten years ago. Andrei had another project at that time. He was already making cool music then. And I was just starting to do something. He helped with advice and deeds. Introduced me to Sunko, with whom we later wrote a cool joint release on I Hate U Records (IHU), which burst into the top ten Beatport a week later.
Corvad: We met on the internet and it's funny but have never met in real life yet, but we have similar perception and musical taste. We tried to make something together several times, it was ok, but not good enough, so after several years we found the right sound and moment to create something together, the result pleased us very much.
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Your first collaboration was on “Rave Is Dead”. You made the single ‘Blade Runner’. What was it like working with each other? What mood or theme were you going for on the song?
Corvad: We have very similar vision and tastes, that's great rarity, so we understand each other perfectly, only our approach to work differs, but we quickly got used to it.
“World On Fire” is your new EP. I heard that the EP was inspired by the lockdown in Russia. Tell me what lockdown was like in Russia and how it inspired the EP.
Namesis: When it all started, I thought it was just a fantastic movie. Probably the first release is the trend of this particular wave. At that time it was not so easy to leave the house, police said over the loudspeaker to stay at home. But my brother and I took beer and ran to the old German broken bridge, where we listened through a portable speaker to the demos that I was writing at that moment.
Corvad: From my side it was inspired by different events from 2020, not only pandemic, but mostly political repression in our country and riots around the world.
The photo on the cover art shows that of a car burning. Is this a photo taken by someone else or is it from a real-life event?
You have two original songs on the album, ‘Dancing Cooler Drugs’ and ‘World On Fire’. Tell me a little about both of these songs. What are they about? What mood are you trying to convey with them?
Namesis: "World On Fire" is the title track, it's kind of a cry from the heart. Look around, everything is in ruins and is on fire (can be understood both literally and figuratively).
"Dancing Cooler Drugs": here the words will probably be superfluous - the name speaks for itself.
You also have a remix on the album from Vril. What was it like working with him? What did he do to the song that changed it?
Namesis and Corvad: Vril is the maestro of his craft. He looked at our track from a completely different angle and did something incredible and new.
In terms of this Namesis and Corvad collaboration, is it done? Or do you have more planned for the future?
Namesis and Corvad: It's not over yet! We will definitely please you with new joint material.
And what else do you guys have planned for 2021? Are you releasing anything solo with your projects? Do you have any plans for any live shows in the future?
Namesis: Most likely there will be new releases from Namesis project. Or tracks in compilations. Plus our new project with Sunko, Nineties, will release an album this year on Dalmata Daniel around the Fall.
Corvad: Oh, this Fall is going to be hot for me! I am launching my own label where I am going to release something very special: several singles that will end with the long-awaited full-length album. Plus new collab will see the light on deadmau5’s mau5trap label. Future months are going to be massive for me, news very soon, stay tuned!
Lastly, I would like to thank you for your time. You may use the space below to mention anything I may have missed. Cheers!
Corvad: Thank you for this interesting talk that was a pleasure for us! We would like to add that we are extremely happy that our music was released on such an amazing and ultra-professional label as Soma with such a friendly and easy going team, which supports and does everything on the highest level.
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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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