When and how was your band created?
Mikko had been making some songs and performing as RobinCosmos earlier and asked me to produce a demo for him. That led us gathering this group in 2003.
Where is the name of the band coming from?
I don’t know. It is just a name I guess… or a state of being. Or just a name for a state of being…
What musicians or artists did have a major influence in your life / work?
I personally consider Tori Amos the best musician ever. Other great artists: Metallica, Doors, Muse…
What are the positive and negative aspects of being a musician in Finland?
Finnish people tend to like humorous music… I don’t know whether that’s a good target for some serious music or not. And the weather is usually bad.
How could you define your style of music?
Lyrical, mystical folk-rock where the 70’s and 90’s meet.
During the years how has your musical style changed?
Not much. The style maybe more focused nowadays.
How do explain these changes?
Aging and doing lots of music…
What are topics you treat in your songs?
Stories from real life.
What is your favorite song in your repertoire and why?
Monday Mood, because it kicks ass.
Do you actually prefer performing your music live or in a studio?
Live of course.
During the process of making a song, what is the moment that you prefer?
The moment when the whole band realizes: “This works!”
It may be the first try or it may take some time.
A stupid question but… what is among all the songs you’ve been listening in your life the BEST song?
It depends on the mood. Probably it is a song from artists listed above.
What is your opinion, as a musician, regarding internet?
A good way to promote music, to share ideas with other musicians and to find information.
What are your projects?
We are composing some material for our second album, playing gigs and hanging around.
What “image” do you have of French music?
Lots of accordion and violin. Edith Piaf is probably the only artist I can remember now…
Is there one French song that you prefer? If so, what song is it?
I can’t remember any song.