Monday, 5 May 2014

Synapsyche Q&A

Your name:
I am the vocalist and lyricist of Synapsyche: Marco Mantovani, also known as Katatronik.

Where are you from?
We’re from Italy, precisely from Ferrara. We hate our fuckin’ country… but we don’t think the other places are better.

Name of band:

Who else is in your band?
We are a duo, the other member is known as Mannequinetik, keyboard/synth player and main composer of Synapsyche.

How would you describe yourselves?
Synapsyche’s sound is a violent aggrotech, powerful and rhythmical, with modern harsh-EBM moments and dark-techno influences, where cybernetic effects alternate with dancing synths, while vocals are saturated with rage and nihilism. Lyrics, however direct and basic, are incisive and original in their celebration of vice, the perfect theme for the world of Synapsyche.

Who are your main influences musically?
We listen to much music, and we played in various other bands since 2002, also rock and metal, so our influences are many as well. Actually our favourite industrial/EBM bands are Grendel, Alien Vampires, Amduscia, VNV Nation and Noisuf-X, but we also love different acts as HIM, Rammstein, Cradle Of Filth, Nightwish and the great Johann Sebastian Bach.

What do you hope to achieve in music?
Our main target is to reach as many listeners as possible, to share our music all over the world because we like what we create. Yes, mine is a banal answer that can be considered as hypocritical, but believe me it’s true, we are not craving fame, glory, groupies or drugs: we want audience and fans because we really believe in our songs as composers and musicians. S-T-O-P. Every extra thing is a pleasant gratification.

What has been the highlight of your career so far, and why?
The highlight has yet to come, because we actually released only a self-produced EP, called “Wait/Hate”, though the responses were great and that’s a good thing for us indeed. Surely a special day was when we shared the stage with [X]-Rx in Milano, last November… really nice and funny guys! I want also to mention a great concert played in Rimini this year in March, ‘cause the audience was totally amazing and we enjoyed to see them losing their fuckin’ minds and becoming crazy!

And what’s the moment you want to forget?
We would want to forget every single moment when people, who don’t know any fuckin’ thing about electronic music, felt bound to judge us as unemployed talents who play fake instruments, with too many effects, with computers and softwares. Wake up fuckers, every shitty popstar and band vocalist you listen to is singing with Melodyne, Autotune, etc, and all instruments are manipulated by softwares or often even not real at all. And, anyway, I dare them to write and compose a good electro track, I’m still waiting… you suckers.

If you had to pick just one of your songs to represent your music, what would it be and why?
Well, it’s difficult because we really love every single song we wrote… Anyway, I’d pick the track “Control-[ex]alt-delete” from our upcoming full-length album “Crashdown Connected”, because it covers many influences, it includes a various range of vocals and the riffs are outstanding. Moreover, the theme isn’t the same old “fuck-drugs-dance-biohazard” clichés that infest so many EBM tracks, but it’s about the mass-media mental manipulation by the same people who are destroying the place where we hardly live… And we still don’t give a shit about them, in fact, we are their accomplices.

Where can we listen to it? 
All our social network pages include that song… this is the Youtube link:

Where can we find out more about your music?
In our Bandcamp page ( ) you can find our E.P. “Wait/Hate” available for download, and very soon our announced full-length album “Crashdown Connected”!
And this is a list of sites where you can find out more about Synapsyche:
Anything else you’d like to say about your band/music that I forgot to ask?
Don’t forget to check our pages for updates, concerts, pics, videos and news. We’re gonna release new tracks and remixes soon, so stay tuned cyberfuckers! Support us and spread the psyche!

1 comment:

  1. They fucking rock!!! And Marco is sexy as hell. You will be hearing from these guys in the future.