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Mythos

Interviewed by Gary Hill
Interview with Stephan Kaske of Mythos from 2015
MSJ:

Your new album is based on the works of Jules Verne. What drew you to use that as the inspiration for the work?

Since decades Mythos /lps and CDs traditionally are dedicated and composed on certain themes; for example: The ELECTRONIC Four Seasons, The Modern Electronic Kamasutra, Surround Sound, Edgar Allen Poe, Dreamlab or Concrete City. Thus and being captivated of the stories of Jules Verne I gradually read lots of his books and composed and produced the album during this process. In Germany we call this "concept albums.”
MSJ:
How would you compare this album to your previous work?
I think it is the consequential sequel of Mythos' musical and very own spiritual way of inventing music. Old and new fans will appreciate that. Always recognizable, always staying away from the mainstream, but nonetheless being kind of "palatable" for the majority of listeners, music lovers.
MSJ: If you weren't involved in music what do you think you'd be doing?

I've always loved to drive vans and trucks and to deliver goods of all kind. Since I've been fourteen I often worked as co-driver during the school holidays  -   to buy my first guitar and equipment(!). At the age of 18 and with the driver's license it even became more fetching: Getting away from the company early in the morning, serving nice customers and earning good money  -  one of the best jobs in the world - except perhaps making music....

MSJ:
Have you read any good books lately?
According to the Mythos tradition I'm already using off-hours working at the concept for the next CD; in this case: Reading "weighty tomes" of further (yet secret) adventures.
MSJ: What's ahead for you?

At the moment I'm still boisterously engaged in making promotion for the Jules Verne album. Interviews, radio appearances (sometimes with some of my live gear!), networking, concerts and already planning the tours 2016; and last but not least finding a period of approximately two or three months for the production of the next album.

MSJ: This interview is available in book format (hardcover and paperback) in Music Street Journal: 2015  Volume 6 at lulu.com/strangesound.
 
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