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In this episode:
We talk with musician Florian Cziesla of Visciera.
Visciera -- (pronounced: vis kera) is Florian Cziesla
All tracks written, produced and mixed by Florian Cziesla
All tracks mastered by Cem Oral at Jammin Masters
Artwork by Victoria Kure-Wu
Give us an overview of your project
started as single artist.
He comes from rock.
post-punk meets Nine Inch Nails
Tom and Doug briefly discuss the history of Ministry
Drums are samples, but real drum kit samples
Where did the project name originate?
It just happened!
visceral - Relating to deep inward feelings rather than to the intellect: "the voters' visceral fear of change"
When did it all start?
first EP started in 2009 or 2010...it took a long time.
Only doing music now! ...so
Started second album in 2011
What programs and processes do you use?
guitar and base are not samples
What are your ambitions for the project?
played guitar since he was a child.
a natural progression
What happened to the old bands?
split up...we weren’t that good
So, full time?
was studying for masters degree in audio technology
working on a
he has a guitarist now.
Yesterday had their first band practice
What drew you to Creative Commons?
Songs were finished...and just wanted to get a reaction. Was the “obvious” way to do it.
Why do you use the the license you use?
not because Headphonica, but that’s what they use!
“Furthermore we explicitly authorize the use of all the music during for-profit DJ performances, radio broadcasts and in online DJ mixes. We do ask that you notify us of your use for our own curiosity and that headphonica and the album artist are attributed and linked to where possible.”
What reactions have you gotten?
positive in Berlin, but not a lot
Speaking of Headphonica, what is it like being on the label?
something in between traditional label and mp3 blog!
they do some advertising via twitter and such
How did the first practice go?
still figuring it out.
guitarist has lots of effects
Florian is playing bass.
Florian is not a fan of backing tracks...but sometimes it makes sense.
DOUG’S TIP: (we need a jingle!)
Bad Panda! http://badpandarecords.wordpress.com/
Headphonica told us their thoughts, but how do you feel about the Creative Commons culture in Germany?
There was a CC birthday party...but he missed it.
What are your other projects, if any?
Art...but not too much
Berlin is awesome!
How did you find your band?
Tried over the Internet...but then a friend stepped in and brought a drummer.
What are some of your favorite bands/artists/genres, CC or otherwise?
NIN! David Lynch (not music, but inspires the Visciera music)
Archive from GB: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archive_(band)
guitarist is music freak...almost everything, but solo stuff is long songs (20 mins)
drummer is into Queens of the Stone Age
Who are some people you think we should try to get on the show (aka, who are the important people in Creative Commons music today)?
He knows no one! (in CC)
Is there anything else you would like to say/tell us about?
Playing in another project...not CC, but he doesn’t know why
hure! -- https://www.youtube.com/user/igorbutthole?feature=watch