realize that there is nothing in the world that is black or
white, right or wrong, left or right, 1 or 0."
Read an excerpt from the DARKNOISE Magazine interview, September
# Can you tell us a little bit more about the Non-binary
We have worked really hard during the past years to find the
correct sound of the new album. Sometimes we had to start all
over because the sound wasn’t right. The idea was to create a
special blend of electronic music programming and acoustic
instruments. In the end we feel that we managed to reach our
goals – but it took about 6 years and a lot of blood and tears
to accomplish. When you are trying to create a new kind of
sound, something you are not used to do – it’s really hard to
know when you are on the right track or not. You constantly need
to explore new ways to produce and arrange your songs…but in the
same time its worthwhile because you are developing your skills
and it’s really satisfying when the production reach your
vision. Non-binary is definitely our best album regarding the
songs AND the production AND the mixing/mastering. We had a lot
of help in the mixing phase from Martin Holmström at Peekaboo
Studio – he really managed to bring out the best of the
production behind the mixing console.
# What about the story behind the album title
Well, when you grow older you realize that there is nothing in
the world that is black or white, right or wrong, left or right,
1 or 0. Everything is more like a grey zone where there is more
than one answer to all questions, nothing is really defined. The
album got the name “Non-binary” because we think the songs
represent that insight - the album represents a more mature way
of exploring life, the world we live in and how to deal with it.
# Is there a new album on the way?
After struggling to hard lately to complete Non-binary, we will
take some time off just to regain some creative energy. Maybe we
start writing some new songs in early 2009 with the ambition of
having a new album out in 2011.
# Tell us about the album front cover picture.
Yes, it’s a really nice picture. We got in contact with a
photographer in the US and she showed us some of her photos. One
of them was a self portrait that we instantly knew symbolized
the album, the sound and the idea with the songs. That photo
became the front cover of the new album. She is looking in
another direction, she is reflecting and also exploring what
happens outside the window between her and the world, she is
about to choose another way because the path isn’t straight,
there is no right or wrong, no 1 or 0, no black or white. She
expresses the second thoughts, the alternative decisions and the
grey zone of life. She also awakes questions like: “Who is
she?”, “What’s her story?, “Where is she going?”, “What is she
thinking about?” and so on. And that is really what Non-binary
is all about.
# Three bands/artists that you are listening to at the
Apart of listening to our own new album “Non-binary”, we’re
listening to some old Ultravox albums, the first A-ha album
“Hunting high and low” and the Depeche Mode album “Violator” at
the moment. Really great bands! We’re mostly listening to old
albums; there is not so much great music out there today….
# Any plans for the future?
Well, the coming months we will work with some promotion of
Non-binary. In the autumn we will try to make some shows if
possible, and after that take some time off. We don’t make any
big plans, we just take one step at the time, one step after the
other. We all have families now, so there is more than just
music right now that matters so to speak. As mentioned earlier,
we will try to start writing for a new album next year – and
than we take if from there. Hopefully there is a new album
coming within a couple of years, and that album will have a new
sound, probably with a more basic/simple ambient sound based on
programming and samplings only.