Q1: Hi, Dan! TesseracT’s newest album “Polaris” is just out now!! How are you feeling now?
【Dan】: We’re all feeling very excited, like waiting in queue for a rollercoaster! We can’t wait to see how the album is received by our fans but at the same time we also feel quite relieved to be at the end of the writing process so we can take the album on tour!
Q2: You quit TesseracT once at 2011, and returned to the band at last year. Could you tell us about the story behind that?
【Dan】: Unfortunately a few years ago the intensity of the touring schedule became unrealistic to maintain but over the course of the 3 or so years apart we’ve all made it possible to commit to the demands of a 24/7 TesseracT.
Q5: “Polaris” is first studio release from Kscope. I think Kscope is the label of Prog and Atomspheric music. Off course, Kscope is the most important label in the modern prog scene. Do you think TesseracT parts ways with Djent and Metal?
【Dan】: We’ve never considered ourselves as Djent, Metal of course however we see ourselves more of a progressive rock band in all honesty. We are definitely happy to be paired with Kscope but also eOne music in the US and now Ward Records in Japan!
【Dan】: 僕たちは勿論、自らを Djent とか Metal だと思ったことはないよ。ただ、全て正直に言うけど、僕たちはプログロックバンド以上の存在だと考えているんだよ。Kscope、そしてアメリカのeOne music、日本の Ward Records と契約出来て本当に満足しているんだ。
Q6: Anyway, you and Anup parted ways with Skyharbor. What happend to the band? Guiding Lights” was lanked high in our Reader’s Poll at last year, and your voice was really beautiful. So, we are so sorry to hear that
【Dan】: My brothers in Skyharbor will always be brothers. I felt I was holding the band back from really achieving their full potential. They wanted to tour far afield but my other commitments just got in the way for them. We’re very proud of what we achieved together. Music is eternal.
Q7: You parted ways with Skyharbor, but you look still busy. Last year, you released with Skyharbor, Piano, and White Moth Black Butterfly, and joind with lots of bands as a guest singer. Personally, Piano’s “Salvage Architecture” was special record for me. What’s your favorite?
【Dan】: It’s true I’ve been busy, I have an insane love for music and singing. I couldn’t name a favourite but Guiding lights and Polaris are two of my greatest creations vocally.
Q7: なるほど。そうして Skyharbor を離脱した訳ですが、それでもあなたはとても忙しそうに見えます。昨年だけでも、Skyharbor, Piano, White Moth Black Butterfly でアルバムをリリースしましたし、ゲスト参加も多数です。そういった作品の中で特に気に入っているものはどれですか？
Q8: You’ve just launched new band Zeta with Paul Ortiz of Chimp Spanner, and Katie Jackson. It seems have lots of Electronic music aspects. Can’t wait for new material. When it will be? Could you tell us about Zeta?
【Dan】: ZETA is a great project that I hope to see remain creative for years to come. Myself Paul and Katie are good friends and have a great casual process for recording and writing. We love that 80’s iconic sound but we’re also fans of synthwave so it’s a no brainer for us to express ourselves and have some fun! We released our first single 24th September called Silent Waves
Q8: お忙しいという話をしましたが、新しいバンドを立ち上げましたね。Chimp Spanner の Paul Ortiz、Katie Jackson と共にエレクトロニカの要素を多分に持つ Zeta というバンドを結成しています。
Altar of Complaints
2. Alone in the Middle of All That Madness
7. Those Once Here
8. Que Sera
9. Shooting Gallery
11. Canned Rebellion
12. The Path
13. Call Of The Master
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