Bedless Bones - Sound In The Signals Interview

We recently had the opportunity to interview Kadri Sammel, an alternative electronic artist, photographer, and videographer from Tallinn, Estonia. We discussed Bedless Bones’ new album, After Malaise, favorite pieces of equipment for recording, and more. Check it out below. 

First, thanks for the interview. 

Thank you for the questions.

Your new album, ‘After Malaise’, comes out in early June. It features some remixes as well as two new songs. How did the project come together and how was it working with the artists on the remixes?

After releasing my debut album 'Sublime Malaise' in autumn of 2019 I felt I wanted to revisit some of the themes and so it seemed to make sense to ask some friends and artists I like to interpret the songs in their own way. It was quite easy and organic - I let the artists pick a song they wanted to remix and they did it. There are different approaches there, some are solid techno remixes, some EBM and industrial, a bit of trance, and are some quite noisy.

Do you personally have a favorite remix and why is it your favorite?

I can't really pick one, it's the first time my work has been remixed to such extent and all of the tracks are close to my heart and evoke special moods and feelings.

The album also features two new songs. What can fans expect from those songs?

I have two news songs, 'Ostara' and 'Adulthood'. 'Ostara' is an ecstatic pagan chant woven into one realm with industrial sounds and evolving synths. 

'Adulthood' is a song co-produced with my friend Tamhiis, and it reminds me of a car ride through some memories and contemplation of contemporary times. It has helped me to feel less detached recently, because it evokes a sense of unity; but not in a very abstract or cosmic sense, but more of on a mundane level. There are hints of irony there, that I hope will not be completely lost.

I really like the sounds and vibes you capture with your music. What are some of your favorite pieces of equipment you use?

Up until this point I have worked with quite a limited gear: a computer, a DAW and some of my favorite soft synths. I have an Access Virus A, which I also often use.

What kind of headspace do you like to be in when you are writing music?

I don't need a lot of preparation time, I can dive into music-making at almost any given moment. But when I delve deeper into developing an idea and forming it into a structure, I become quite detached and distant, I guess. 

Your music is influenced by the dark wave and cold wave sounds. Who are a few of your favorite artists from the genres?

Some artists I've been listening to lately are Filmmaker, Bestial Mouths, Kontravoid, Xarah Dion, Panther Modern... and of course my all time favorite, Dead Can Dance.

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