WHO ARE YOU? HOW ARE YOU? WHERE ARE YOU AND WHAT HAVE YOU DONE 15 MIN. AGO? I am Adrien, I’m guitarist, programmer, and composer in HACRIDE! And I just left my guitar, I was playing a bit… WHICH ARE THE REASONS YOUR NEW OUTPUT BEING YOUR BEST EFFORT SO FAR? OR MAYBE YOU EVEN WOULD LIKE TO ADMIT THAT IT IS NOT? ”Amoeba” is obviously really better than DCS, we gave everything we had to get this result. Two years of composition, four months in the studio…Some sweat and tiredness clearly haha, but I think this was good when I see now the critics of the press and the public… COULD YOU EXPLAIN THE SPECIAL KIND OF INSPIRATION/ FORCE CREATING YOUR NEW PIECE OF ART? Wow, it’s quite difficult, I don’t know if I could answer you objectively! Well, I try as hard as I can to find inspiration in emotions, feelings I feel at the moment, I try to drive my thoughts, good or bad in my music. I guess that each musician makes it in the same way besides, with more or less modesty, but for me, it’s the first real influence in music! Each song has to correspond to a phase of my life, that’s why each composition of “Amoeba” is a small musical story, independent to one another. WHAT OR WHO WAS YOUR BIGGEST INFLUENCE AS AN ARTIST? DO YOU SEE YOURSELF AS PART OF A CERTAIN TRADITION OR AS PART OF A MOVEMENT? For me you have to inspire from everything that’s around you! Music or any other artistic form! Each choice you make in your life can bring you a new tone to your personality, and it seems obvious to me that your personality drives your inspirations then. In our music, we melt tradition and modernism, and all the bands do that. Tradition is the example. I don’t know if we can say that we do part of this or that, we don’t have enough own reflection on our music to speak about it…. WHEN WOULD YOU FEEL A SENSE OF ACHIEVEMENT IN YOUR MUSICAL CAREER? Never I guess haha. For us, in any case for me, there is no achievement in music, if someone believes that, may be he has still a lot to learn! IMAGINE YOUR MUSIC HAS BEEN CHOSEN AS A SOUNDTRACK. WHICH FILM WOULD IT FIT BEST? May be a David Lynch one? YOU ARE ASKED TO EQUIP A SPACE-SAGGAR, WHICH DEMONSTRATE THE MENS CULTURAL HERITAGE – WHICH 3 ALBUMS MIGHT NOT BE MISSED? QUEEN “A night at the opera”, NIRVANA “In Utero”, BJORK “Homogenic”! DO YOU FEEL AN ARTIST HAS A CERTAIN DUTY TOWARDS ANYONE BUT HIMSELF? OR TO PUT IT DIFFERENTLY: SHOULD ART HAVE A POLITICAL/ SOCIAL OR ANY OTHER ASPECT APART FROM A PERSONAL SENSATION? Wow, it sounds good to my ears haha. Yeah, I think Art is something really personal. Great artists only create thinking to themselves, I think you have to impose yourself a sort of bubble, an introspective one, before to create anything, and it’s quite obvious that this bubble puts you face to face with yourself. I think that Creation is the weft, the fact to diffuse it, to spread it, is the form. That’s when you have to open yourself on others… JUST IN CASE YOU WOULD HAVE FREE CHOICE: IS THERE A BAND/ ARTIST; DEAD OR ALIVE, (REGARDLESS OF GENRE) YOU WOULD LIKE TO PERFORM WITH LIVE? Kurt Cobain or Jim Morrison! CONSIDERING YOURSELF BEING A FESTIVAL DIRECTOR. WHICH ACTS WOULD YOU LIKE TO INVITE TO PLAY ON “YOUR” STAGE? U2 or Muse, I’m sure to get a full audience and some federative music! THE WORLD WIDE WEB: CURSE OR BLESSING FOR INDEPENDENT MUSIC? Both! I think that the music industry is struggling to renew itself, and against downloading. You can’t go against someone that wants to download an album, seeing the price of a CD. Internet is worldwide as you say, for information as for exchange. What was done before as part of a town or a country can be general and for the world. The matter in that story, is that the defenders of this kind of trading condemn the ones that practice it. That’s may be where you’re forced to see the lapse in the system, at least in an ideological way. Concerning the labels and independent bands, it’s quite difficult to say if it’s good or bad, may be it’s just a necessary evil, people can get some stuff of a small band they would never have known or heard about it before, without internet. I still love CDs, but internet just permits me to listen to them before haha. I can judge the product before I buy it… WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS IN THE NEAR FUTURE ON A PERSONAL RESPECTIVELY ARTISTICAL LEVEL? Well currently I just think about HACRIDE. It takes all my time you know… But in the future, I’d love to play in another band, may be something more Rock, or Electro I don’t know… Wait and see! WHICH ARE YOUR OTHER TALENTS BESIDES PLAYING MUSIC? I’m a student in a contemporary History laboratory of research in Poitiers, the town where I live. I don’t know if it’s a talent but that the only thing I do outside music. WOULD YOU EVER CONSIDER BEING PART OF A CASTING SHOW IF OFFERED THE RIGHT AMOUNT OF MONEY… DRUGS… OR WHATEVER YOU WISH FOR? Sell myself? No. But get a place in a line up that could bring me something in a musical way, absolutely yes. I don’t play music to earn money, otherwise I wouldn’t play metal! And, to speak the truth; it would be hard to me integrate a band where I could not to create my own music, but hey, I really hope this will change! FEEL FREE TO ADRESS YOUR SUPPORTERS/ ENEMIES DIRECTLY IN YOUR OWN WORDS! Arrff… Well to the ones that don’t like HACRIDE, don’t listen to the CD, it’s worst than before! 🙂 Don’t know if I answer to your question, but that’s the only thing I have to say….Sorry.