Eikonos Swe


Sometimes I play the quiet game… sometimes I play dead… sometimes I lay on my back in a September field and listen to the earth hurtling through space… to victims shrieking at all the evil-deeds wrought upon them… then I try to sink into the light, soft, fluid grass and become a part of its mystery… When I can bear it, I try to look ahead… but all horizons are equally galling… sometimes I think I’m going crazy… sometimes I’m my own imaginary friend…







What is music to you? What does it give you?

Music, to me, is kind of like an introspective language that is driven by your intuition, emotion and creativity. A piece of music can be as multilayered as the most complex person out there.. I think it has probably saved my life on more than one occasion, or at least it helped save my sanity.

What is your music dream?

I guess my dream is to be able to continue making weird music as a profession with decent pay and not having to worry about compromising with a non-musical 9-5 solution to make the bills.

If you could change the world - what would you start with?

I would rid the world of religion, there's enough stuff to fight about without religion being part of the equation. Even if there is a god out there, I'm quite sure he/she/it would manage without us worshipping and fighting over it!

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

King Crimson - In the court of the crimson king! It totally changed the way I listen to music. And when I discovered Frank Zappa as well, a mind-changing experience!

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

According to my last.fm-profile, the artists that I have listened to most of all for the past 15 years are: Murder By Death, Ulver, The Black Keys, Misfits, Elysian Fields, Danzig, Dog Fashion Disco and Motorpsycho.

What inspires you to make music?

I don't know.. Anything, or everything! It's like going to therapy without actually having to deal with people or something. And when you look back at your own discography, it's basically like reading your own diary - written in your own language so that no one else can understand it 100%.

What is the message you want to send with your music?

I don't have a message connected to my music in any way. What I do hope, though, is that it may inspire someone else in some way.

How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?

That depends on what my role is, but when I was the frontman & singer of a rockband, I felt relaxed and at ease! I have yet to perform as a solo electro-musician though.

How do you see the musicians’ reality nowadays? What could be improved?

On one hand, it's easier than ever to get a professional sound out of the box nowadays. On the other hand, the competition now is tenfold compared to just a decade ago. On top of that, the way we consume music has drastically changed over the years.. I don't know what or how to improve anything, I just love to create.

What do you think of Drooble?

I'm still new here, signed up just an hour ago.. But by the looks of it, it's a really nice place to both network & get your music heard. I'm hoping it'll live up to (or exceed) my expectations!

What frustrates you most as a musician?

Not finding the sound I want, or being limited by the technology I have available..

Do you support your local scene as a fan? How?

Of course! I go to gigs, network & collaborate with other musicians on the local scene. Quite often I help other artists record their material, help with designing covers, posters, and so on.

What qualities should a musician nowadays have in order to get their music heard by a larger audience?

I have no idea.. But I hope 'Originality' is among the top 5-answers to this question!

Share some awesome artists that we’ve never heard of.

I bet you've never heard of these: Aavikko, Secret Chiefs 3, Bogus Blimp, Xploding Plastix, or my project; Eikonos!