Sissy Interview
Sissy Interview
1. When and why did you decide to become involved in music?

DT: I was 14 or 15 and saw the Depeche Mode 'Live in Hamburg' video.
I got a bank loan with the help of my Dad and bought a Radioshack Moog, a Jupiter 8 and an Atari 1040ST.

JO: It sounds cliche but I loved singing as a child and sang all through high school. I didn't think of pursuing it as a career until my early twenties. Singing is one of those things that you do or you don't do and whether you do it well is another matter. I had a lot of encouragement to pursue it and found that when I started seriously thinking about it I really enjoyed it. Now I couldn't live without it.

2. Who are your influences or favorite bands?

DT: NIN, Depeche Mode, Sasha, Tricky, Portishead, Massive Attack, too many electronic producer/DJ's to name.

JO: I am inspired by so many artists in different ways it is hard to narrow it down. My favourite bands right now are, and this changes according to my mood, Radiohead, Nine Inch Nails, Portishead, Metric.

3. What mood are you trying to capture on this CD?

DT: Nothing specific. We happen to write dark and moody, although we are not necessarily dark and moody people. Then mood of the record happened very naturally.

JO: The mood is not pre conceived, it just kind of happened.

4. What is your favorite track of the album?

DT: Imitation. Love the vibe of the track from start to finish.

JO: I love every song for different reasons but if I have to choose one it would be 'Imitation'.

5. Do you feel where you live has a unique energy or sound that
you've tried to capture in this release?

DT: I wouldn't say we tried to capture it. But I worked nights on the record, 11-8ish in the dead of a Toronto winter. Safe to say the record def sounds like that. Hard not to be influenced by that.

JO: Well having practically 6 months of freezing horrible weather kind of forces you to hibernate in a dark warm place, so maybe it had something to do with the way things ended up sounding.

6. What do you like about that genre, in particular?

DT: Total creative freedom. We're not trying to get on the radio so we are not bound by specific arrangements, song lengths, or anything of that nature.

JO: I like how there are pretty much no limits to what you can do. That can be a little overwhelming but very freeing at the same time.

7. How would you describe your sound?

DT: It's def a cross section of everything that Jo and I listen to. The core of the songs are songs that can, for the most part be played guitar/vocal or piano/vocal, but they are developed and produced with an electronic music production aesthetic. Longer arrangements, broader choice of sound sources, tracks that might build differently than if they were produced in other genres.

JO: I would say it is dark moody down tempo date night music.

8. If you had to choose a career outside your current profession, what
would it be?

DT: Pharmacist.

JO: I would probably kill myself. No I would do something creative, maybe photography.

9. Where do you see yourself in the next 10 years?

DT: Somewhere warm, Costa Rica maybe, 4 albums under the belt, writing a book,
living on cat food but happy.

JO: Hopefully being able to quit my day job and work on music full time in my fully equip home studio in the south of France.

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