Russia is a huge country
and Night WinD comes from there. They have already released their demo
CD and we had the opportunity to speak with Alex and Dmitriy. Read the
very interesting things that these guys told us.
1. Since this our first interview, can you
tell us in short the history of Night WinD?
Dmitriy: This is our first interview with
you and I hope isn’t the last one! Night WinD gave Greshnilov Y. (bass-guitar)
the sack. Today Night WinD are V. Nazarov – vocal, bass-guitar A. Gutsov
–guitar, D. Korotkov – drums! But we didn’t start to rehearse as a trio-band.
Because …. V. Nazarov is abroad. He talks about Night WinD to recording-labels,
magazines, radio and so on. We work hard on our web-site http://www.rg-nightwind.boom.ru
. The recording-labels and promotion companies must pay attention on Night
WinD. We don’t want to play and use old and bad guitars, drums and so on.
2. Can you tell us some details from the recording
sessions of your latest release?
Alex: We have accepted a lot of reviews and
found a broad response from all over the world last time. Statistic shows
that our web-site visited a lot people from all over the world. From Africa
visited us a lot too. The area envelops from Egypt and Tunis and till Zimbabwe
and Mozambique. I don’t speak about South Republic of Africa. It’s difficult
to say from which countries we hadn’t had any visitors. The most visitors’
letters come from Europe and U.S.A. We didn’t add on our web-site the best
wishes of our visitors. The interviews we have seldom but we have. In addition
to it the men want to rub shoulders alive but can in internet like this!
I don’t speak about internet’s forums. Y. Greshnikov – left Night WinD
but doesn’t change anything in the creation and doesn’t affect Night WinD
the songs. May be the lyrics could be a bit different. We think we should
find a new bassist. But for today it’s not main task.
Dmitriy: It’s really difficult to find good
recording-labels in our country! We wanted the quality of the recordings
of our album to be good for us. We wanted to listen to the sound of the
album “The midnight’s dances” as if it was live. We didn’t want to use
keyboards and PC sounds as the sounds of artificial folk musical instruments
(bagpipes and so on). It’s not impossible to find men you can play folk
musical instruments. There are a lot of home-studios in our country. The
qualities of sound of those home-studios are very low! The real price of
good recording labels is high! The level of recording at home-studios and
recording labels are different. Sad but true for bands of our country is
that a lot og fgood rock bands can’t record their songs! The recording
process and time are too expensive. The rock-bands record their songs at
home-studios. A few rock-bands can record their songs at professional recording
studios. The recording sessions of our “The midnight’s dances” album were
very long and hard! During the process of recording we made 3 - versions
of our album. We have original versions of some of our next songs: “The
rhythm of my heart” and “The rhythm of my heart-2”, “Devil’s dances” and
“Devil’s dances-2”, “Mistress” and “Mistress-2”. The original version of
“The midnight’s dances” album and new version of “The midnight’s dances”
album are very different! If you could compare these 2 versions of “The
midnight’s dances” album you could feel the real distinction! I am not
glad and satisfied with the original sound of album and demo. We want to
play and make recording at big and real recording labels!!!
Alex: As the lyricist and the one who did
the arrangements of music I can say that our music was created during recording
process in recording studio. It’s hard to believe but it’s true! We had
some music base which we used as a start, because we hadn’t had our rehearsal-room
and going to a recording studio we had to improvise and arrange songs in
recording studio spontaneously. We hadn’t prepared before but it’s really
hard to work in such a way.
3. So far how are the reactions of the press
Dmitriy: We didn’t expect so good reactions
from radio, press, fans and friends! When we accepted the letters, reviews
from press, friends, fans and interview it was a great surprise and impressed
us. The demo songs that you can listen to our web-site are not real and
don’t reveal the true face of Night WinD. We want to have the best portal
on the internet.
4. You come from a not so famous country for
its metal scene. Do you believe that this can push you back a little?
Alex: Opinions are different. We have been
subjected to criticism for our folk parts from men who like death metal.
The most criticism is accepted on vocals. Some people like our style of
songs, somebody told us about having a harder sound, others thought it
was excellent. A lot of people cannot understand how we could do it in
a home-studio. The fans of artistic music appreciated all kinds of music
and they felt delighted. I think if they have wide possibilities then they
help us. By the way everybody asks one question – is it really possible
to make such songs in Uzbekistan? We accepted the most letters and opinions
from Europe and America. After it we have letters and opinions from Russia
and ex-USSR. Most people say that Night WinD has the melody in them and
we create really melodic songs and easy to perceive sounds. We have to
work in such way and save our reputation all over the world as a melodic
Dmitriy: Night WinD is a famous rock-band
in our country. A lot of people know us and our songs. They visit our web-site.
It’s impossible to be super star all over the world if you live in our
country! Small groups of men like rock music in our country. Sometimes
rock bands play on the metal scene here. We are looking for other ways
to climb up the world tops! We want to be famous all over the world!
5. Tell me some words about the lyrical concept?
Alex: We haven’t got rock festivals of art
or folk rock music. We had alternative music festival like “Gold Rush”
(indium-pop) UK, but the rock bands have been replaced by hardcore or death
metal bands without any progressive or folk bands. We haven’t participated
in any rock shows or festivals, but without any of these Night WinD are
a very famous rock-band in our country. Night WinD are known by the local
people and musicians of Uzbekistan. Sad but true that to be popular/star
in our country and reach the upper parts of world rock-scene is impossible.
The system opens doors to the top bands of the world music scene and can
only help the most popular band of our compatriots. In our country we haven’t
got such big rock bands, but only one great rock band is “Flight-09”. We
have good contact with “Flight-09”, but they have their personal plans
and we try to understand it! Look international producers are not in the
ex-USSR and don’t produce the albums of our rock bands and my opinion is
obvious since the quality of local music hasn’t got good face and could
be better. We haven’t got another way to become known except for the internet.
Dmitriy: When I started to write the lyrics
I thought about theme, sense, harmony, idea, memory of lyrics, understanding
and so on. I want to bring up in minds and souls of our fans and men the
bendy, batty of people, beauty, harmony, love, our way to perceive and
feelings, understanding life all over the world! I don’t understand the
mind-headedness and senslessness of lyrics. We don’t want to put on our
web-site all our lyrics, because we cannot complete the dead line version
of our album “The midnight’s dances”. The concept of my lyrics on the album
“The midnight’s dances” are very deep and wide. I wrote about all that
I hate, my dreams, pain, scorns, my ignorance and so on! On the next albums
I will broaden the themes of lyrics and context of songs! I’d like to grow
up as a musician and lyricist!
6. Now are you satisfied with the results of your
Dmitriy: We didn’t incarnate all our ideas
and possibilities. We couldn’t achieve the results of what we dreamt of!
During the recording process we had used all possibilities! It wasa big
“school” for us, having the chance to work as a rock band and understand
a small piece of all the recording process in a studio! We felt in all
the cells of our body and mind what it means to work hard and long with
very small and narrow home-studio possibilities! I hope everything
will be O.K. for us and we will complete our album and new album too!!!
7. Do you prepare to record something new?
Alex: I was satisfied with the quality of our
recording. Every time I think after the recordings are over, I know it’s
possible to improve our quality and compose interesting songs with a better
sound. The best is “Mistress”. It’s because the plan of arrangement quality
is wider and deeper plus it has got a deeper melody and mix. “The rhythm
of my heart” is more undone, I don’t like fixing-downfall and too long
song. Everything could change if we had the possibility to record in a
professional studio when we were recording “The midnight’s dances”. But
I think that the songs will sound different and the arrangements will be
deeper and wider with different views. Bit this is what we have for now…
Alex: We have new undone songs and we must
work hard. It’s necessary to have a high quality album. It is need to make
recordings in high class recording studio. I understood one thing that
we had time and chances in the past … it wasn’t good. We had to work harder.
Making recordings of bad quality or low level that we have… we cannot do
it anymore! We have financial problems now.
8. Your wildest dream about the future of your
Dmitriy: We are ready for everything! But now
it’s impossible!! We started to play new songs for our new album! We started
to play in our studio 4 – new songs: “Follow me..”, “War”, “Breath-2”,
“The darkness”! We hadn’t named our next album yet! We must work hard for
it! Everything changes for the better time and we will come in real professional
recoding studio in Europe and complete “The midnight’s dances” and start
our new album!
Dmitriy: Complete the album “The midnight’s
dances” and start playing and recordinging our new album. Night WinD will
make video-clips for the songs. Make new shows and go on! Dreams must live!
Dreams must go on ….
9. Thank you for your time! If I have forgotten
to ask you anything please add it here!
Alex: We wish to have a place on the world
music scene and bring something new to the world of music and art.
Alex: Thanks for the interview! I have to
answer your questions in your studio next time in your country and in your
radio show. Good luck! See you!
Dmitriy: At the beginning I’d like to tell
you –thanks and good luck! Thanks to all our friends and fans! May God
help you and us! Everything will be O.K. See you!