Interview with Sebastian Komor
With the release of the "Vikings, thrones & dragonbones" album a few weeks ago under his own name, Sebastian Komor confirmed once more his unique talent as songwriter and music producer... We had a quick chat with this about this grandiose soundtrack, talking with him about games, movies, his Norwegian roots or yet his recent fatherhood...|
So Seb... Are you a big gamer? This new album could easily fit many great adventure games soundtrack!?
Seb: I've never seen myself as a gamer really. That being said I have spent a fair amount of time playing Wipeout back in the day. Couldn't get enough of that game, and the soundtrack filled with great music like FSOL, FLuke, Underworld, Chemical Brothers and all those classic tunes. Resident Evil four on the PS2 got my attention for a while. My girlfriend got me into Skyrim which is a wicked game! However I have focused a lot on writing new music and production so the time just hasn't been available. The album is however inspired by adventures and movie soundtracks, which sort of came naturally after doing production tracks for FiXT. Licensing music to TV Shows and such, which often were cinematic in nature.
So... Are you more into movies then? Happy to hear a new Harry Potter is in the making? Or are you more into harder stuff?
Seb: Somehow Harry Potter failed to catch my attention. Don't know, just not my thing. I am more of an A L I E N kind of dude. I am pretty damn stoked for the new Hobbit though. Not to mention the remake of Hellraiser which from what I read has a zero CGI policy which is fucking rad! CGI needs to be put on the shelf for a while and focus on good writing and character development. Possibly why I haven't been watching a lot of new movies, besides The Hobbit and few others. CGI can be great if done well but too much. I don't like feeling like I am watching an anime when watching a movie. Call me old fashioned. I am a huge fan of soundtracks from movies like Alien 3, The Abyss, LOTR, things of that nature, where the word Epic in fact is correct.
With your Norwegian background - describe us a bit how your Viking side look/feel like?
Seb: Javist. After having moved to Vancouver I have noticed my Viking/Norwegian side has been woken up. Sometimes it feels like I am an alien around here. People seem to at times get the impression I am some kind of aggro person because I am not afraid to express my stand on matters or know what I am ok with or not ok with. I don't have time or interest beating around the bushes you know? Get to the point, move on. Be part of the solution or just be quiet. Kind of ironic at times, in a city so diverse and full of culture people can be so opinionated and closed of. Vancouver is however a great city to live in for a Norwegian due to the mountains and ocean. Sometimes my girlfriend drags me out into the forest or to the waterfront to unwind and soak in mother earth. Also I began with wood working. I have plans of building a Viking Ship, yepp, you read that right.
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Win Exclusive Psy'Aviah T-Shirts, CD's, Mugs, etc...
In celebration of the new Psy'Aviah album "The Xenogamous Endeavour", they're launching an exclusive contest. All you need to do is enter a quizz and solve the questions the best you can! October 20th the contests will end. Prizes include full back-catalogue (CD's), T-Shirts and an all exclusive one-off printed mug of "The Xenogamous Endeavour". You can enter the contest here.
— 1st Prize: Goodies such as an exclusive mug, T-Shirt, and the full Psy'Aviah back-catalogue, including albums Entertainment Industries, Eclectric, Introspection ~ Extrospection and The Xenogamous Endeavour.
— 2nd Prize: T-shirt + Full Psy'Aviah Back-Catalogue, including albums Entertainment Industries, Eclectric, Introspection ~ Extrospection and The Xenogamous Endeavour.
— 3rd, 4th and 5th Prize: A Psy'Aviah CD of your choice from the back-catalogue.
T-shirts, mugs and other merchandise can also be found on psyaviah.dizzyjam.com.
CD's can be found on www.alfa-matrix.com or via iTunes, bandcamp, spotify, etc...
-- Fill out all of the mandatory questions (first three questions of the quiz).
-- The contest will run until October 20th 2014 20:00 GMT.
-- Winners will be picked from the pool that answered correctly on the first three questions of the quiz.
The extra questions asked will benefit your chances ;)!
-- Contest will run until October 20th 2014 20:00 GMT.
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Contest is accessible via psyaviah.com contest site or directly at https://nl.surveymonkey.com/s/SB8D57Q.
We wish you good luck - and be creative/funny when the questions allow it ;-)
Here's a preview for the new PSY'AVIAH album, available now in pre-order
"The Xenogamous Endeavour" is the brand new album from Antwerp based artist Yves Schelpe which will hit the shops in October (but pre-orders are already available via Bandcamp for downloads and via the Alfa Matrix webstore on CD/2CD). For this new album Yves Schelpe returns to the core of his Psy'Aviah project by inviting guest singers such as Lis van den Akker, Mari Kattman, Miss FD, Angčlika (from Schwarzblut), Damasius Venys (from Mondträume), Suzi Q. Smith, Diana S. (from Junksista), Lisa Nascimento and the unique tone of Kyoko Baertsoen (ex-Hooverphonic/Lunascape).
You check out a first insight on the album via the video above, or via via Bandcamp where 2 tracks can be streamed as well.
The limited edition 2CD boxset holds remixes by M.I.K.E. (Push, Plastic Boy), T.O.M., Tim Iron, Jan Vervloet (Scoop, Fiocco, Bonzai Channel 01), Dizkodude, Comsic Armchair, DJ Red Broad and Maarten Pels. Also included are renditions consisting of other bands making their own cover versions of Psy'Aviah songs, with this time Schwarzblut for "Before I Die" and Ruined Conflict tackling the track "Procedure To Mistrust".
Alfa Matrix announces massive CD sales action
We offer you the opportunity to purchase lots of our catalogue titles at bottom price packages. You can order 3 CD's and pay only 23,99 EUR (instead of 51,00 EUR) and/or order 2 limited box editions for only 33,33 EUR (instead of 48,00 EUR). Also, every order comes with a bonus FREE CD compilation from the "Sounds From The Matrix" series.
You can order as many packages as you want, just resubmit an order then. This special offer is valid until stock exhaustion and comes with free worldwide shipping.
New massive free Bandcamp compilation 'Matrix Downloaded 003' + 50% discount code 'amsummermadness' for Bandcamp
Today we offer you the 3rd edition of our 'Matrix Downloaded' label digital compilation series as a free download: "Matrix Downloaded 003". This free (or 'pay what you want') compilation is downloadable in MP3/FLAC quality via our Bandcamp page (where you can also still find the 2 previous editions "Matrix Downloaded 001" & "Matrix Downloaded 002" if you did not grab these yet). The compilation counts no less than 54 songs that reflect our music repertoire in the full-force of its diversity.
You can expect tracks by our most recent additions to the label family (Cosmic Armchair, Avarice In Audio, Prozium, Sebastian Komor, Gaytron, Suicidal Romance, ...) plus several other label bands that showcase brand new songs or previously unreleased mixes.
In further news, we also offers you a 50% discount code: amsummermadness. You can apply the code on all of our releases on the Alfa Matrix Bandcamp page including the most recent (upcoming) releases by Növö, Lovelorn Dolls, Junksista etc.. The code is active for a very short period only - until July 15th - so you'd better use it asap. Since 2001, Alfa Matrix has been offering electronic music (EBM, synth pop, industrial, electronic, indie rock, nu electro, dark elektro, avant-garde, goth metal, wave, techno house).
Siva Six release new live video + work on new album
Greek band Siva Six are working on new material for their forthcoming 4th album which according to mastermind behind the band, Z (vocals), will be "dark ...obscure and unique as expected but with a new lyrical and philosophical approach". Live shows with new member on keyboards Christian Cambas are in the pipeline with the first ones being in Athens, Thessaloniki and Rhodes. The band also played their successful first appearance at WGT in Leipzig.
In further news, the band released an official video clip for the track "Nemesis" taken from the "Superstition" EP. It was shot in Athens on April 25th by the quite talented short film and video clip label Rise Out. You can watch it below.
And 3 more brand new EPs ready for pre-order !
We have 3 brand new EPs ready for you from Lovelorn Dolls, Növö and Junksista ! The 3 EPs are all available for pre-order through Bandcamp: http://alfamatrix.bandcamp.com/music .
3 brand new EPs ready for pre-order !
We have 3 brand new EPs ready for you from Studio-X vs. SIMON CARTER and our 2 new signings, Cosmic Armchair and Avarice In Audio. You can expect pure electro dance, happy tunes, to let you go wild!
The 3 EPs are all available for pre-order through Bandcamp: http://alfamatrix.bandcamp.com/music . Note that the reduction code alfamatrixgoesbandcamp is still valid but just for a few more days, so use it NOW to get your 25% off !!!
New reduction code for Bandcamp + free CD compilation 'Sounds from the matrix 015' in stock
We have a brand new reduction code available for you on Bandcamp. Enter the code alfamatrixgoesbandcamp during checkout to apply a 25% discount on your purchase! The code is valid for every download release (also on the pre-orders such as the new Mondträume, Studio-X vs Simon Carter, Tamtrum and Schwarzblut albums) made on the Alfa Matrix Bandcamp page.
If interested, you better be fast, the code is only valid for 2 weeks, after that prices go back to normal.
Note that we have in the past released several download only releases too via our Bandcamp page, including material from Tamtrum (especially the audio only release of Tamtrum's upcoming CD/DVD release will please many), Alien Vampires, Scharwzblut or yet Acylum.
We can also announce the arrival of the 15th volume in their Sounds From The Matrix series in their stocks. This new CD compilation comes free with every order you place in the Alfa Matrix webstore for physical products. 18 tracks including several from new signees.
Brand new releases out now !
Since our last news update we have released several new albums which you can order in our webshop our from our Bandcamp page in HQ download quality. And we have several other new releases which will be officially out in the next days. But right now what is in the shops right now:
- AESTHETISCHE - 'Hybridcore' 2CD
- AESTHETISCHE - 'Hybridcore' CD
- XMH - 'In Your Face' 2CD
- XMH - 'In Your Face' CD
- PLASTIC NOISE EXPERIENCE - 'Therapy' CD
- PLASTIC NOISE EXPERIENCE - 'Therapy' 3CD
- NÖVÖ - 'Zeitgeist' 2CD
- NÖVÖ - 'Zeitgeist' CD
- AENGELDUST - 'Freakshow' CD