Dj Rex catches up with up and coming electronic superstars, In Strict Confidence
Rex; – Tell me about the journey you took to become In strict confidence
In Strict Confidence; – We started in the early 90s to experiment with electronic instruments and were excited about the variety of sounds of synthesizers, of course impressed by the 80s sound. Over the years, experiments became structure. But it had been a long way to the first CD to be released.
Rex; – What’s the story about how the members of In strict confidence met??
In Strict Confidence; – Stefan, Jrg and me came from a very rural area in Germany. It was kind of natural, that we would run into each other by sharing a very similar and for that time and area very uncommon -taste of music. Antje and me have known each other for years from Chandeen and he came to us after the end of that bands. The newest members are Haydee and Nina, that we have intensively looked for and finally found after some efforts.
Rex; – What music are you listening to right now? Apart from your own..?
In Strict Confidence; – Just now? I am x…
Rex; – What genre of music do you consider your work to be and who would you say are your major influences?
In Strict Confidence; – I do not care about genres anymore. I only separate by likes and dislikes, because otherwise you become restricted too much, I think.
Rex; – What is your all time favorite In strict confidence song?
In Strict Confidence; – Never ask a mother about their favourite child!
Rex; – Ok, confession time – whats the most embarrassing single or album you own?
In Strict Confidence; – I have a few thousand CDs, so there are tons of bad albums worth to hide. From Britney Spears, too.
Rex; – What and where would your dream gig be??
In Strict Confidence; – Everywhere we have not yet played, basically.
Rex; – Do you guys have a special venue on the globe where you always love to (want to) play on tours, a place which feels like home?
In Strict Confidence; – We cannot say that. We really like to go to countries to gather new experiences. So we really prefer to travel to cities and countries we have not been before to play. We are always open for suggestions and offers.
Rex; – Whats the one thing that is your favorite memory from being in the band?
In Strict Confidence; – All that kind of more exotic travels to gigs like in Mexico or Israel.
Rex; – Do you prefer intimate gigs or large scale events?
In Strict Confidence; – Both can have its own charme. Big venues dont necessarily bring the better shows.
Rex; – What can you tell the readers about your instruments? (i.e., are you subject to brand loyalty or will you play with whatever’s available? What made you choose the instruments you play now?
In Strict Confidence; – We still own a lot of instruments from our early day, but over time we got used to the implementation of virtual instruments, as they have gained quality a lot recently. I guess it is a nice mixture of both.
Rex; – Do you ever play any covers and if you do, what made you choose that In Strict Confidence; – particular track to cover?
I believe we never played cover versions live. But we did Depeche Modes Stripped and Metallica Sad but true on requests for CD-Compilations.
Rex; – Who writes your songs?
In Strict Confidence; – Mainly, Jrg and me write the songs. But during the production process, all others members take part in the composition.
Rex; – Could you briefly describe the music-making process?
In Strict Confidence; – Its starts with a single sound, that you stick to when zapping through the sounds and you play a sequence or melody on. From that point all is slowly build upon each other until the cream-top is finishing it: the vocals.
Rex; – What are your rehearsals generally like?
In Strict Confidence; – We never had a single rehearsal in our life. All of us know their jobs and what they have to do. So for us, this appears to be a waste of time.
Rex; – What has been your biggest challenge as a band?
In Strict Confidence; – The biggest? ISC to be still alive.
Rex; – What’s your ultimate direction for your band? Are you seeking massive fame and fortune?
In Strict Confidence; – Live a fulfilled life.
Rex; – What advice do you have for people who want to form their own bands?
In Strict Confidence; – In the todays situation when nobody spends a dime for CDs or music? Do it just for fun and look for a proper job.
Rex; – How can fans-to-be gain access to your music? Do you have a website with sample songs?
In Strict Confidence; – www.instrictconfidence.com – www.myspace.com/instrictconfidence – www.facebook.com/instrictconfidence
Rex; – Is there anyone you’d like to acknowledge for giving you support over the years??
In Strict Confidence; – No.
Rex; – On line or real shops??
In Strict Confidence; – Online.
Rex; – What would you most like to be caught on camera doing???
In Strict Confidence; – Winning a million euros.
Rex; – Whats the most Rock n Roll moment youve ever had?
In Strict Confidence; – 4 weeks touring in the USA.
Rex; – Where do you want to be in 5 years?
In Strict Confidence; – Still on this earth.
Rex; – Do you own any weapons??
In Strict Confidence; – No, why should I?
Rex; – Christmas is looming up, do you have a fav Christmas song??
In Strict Confidence; – Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer
Rex; – What do you dream about?
In Strict Confidence; – Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer
Rex; – Favorite tv show??
In Strict Confidence; – Stromberg like The Office in the UK.
Rex; – Strangest thing a fan has ever said to you??
In Strict Confidence; – Dont remember.
Rex; – What scares you the most and why??
In Strict Confidence; – Im not scared.
Rex; – What do you do in your free time?
In Strict Confidence; – Working.
Rex; – Do you scream on roller coasters?
In Strict Confidence; – No, the rollercoasters scream under me.
Rex; – Do you like rainy days or snowy winter, summer days or spring time?
In Strict Confidence; – …hm…yes!
Rex; – If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?
In Strict Confidence; – Everywhere I have never been yet.
Rex; – Any last words?
In Strict Confidence; – Make love not war.