Reno: Hey, thanks for letting me do this interview.
Brother Caine: Ah yes, no problem, the pleasure is ours.
Father Francis: Agreed.
Reno: Alrighty then. You are here promoting your upcoming album, Night Soil. Before we begin, do
you have anything you would like to tell me about the album?
BC: Indeed! This album is our latest (as if you could not tell that), and is going in a very different,
and more musical direction than our previous efforts. It is also the first album to include what we call:
FF: That's me.
Reno: Hah, so you, Father Francis, will be providing actual live drums for this album?
FF: Yes, as well as other percussion instruments. We've decided to take the percussion in a unique
direction, by not using traditional playing methods.
BC: In other words, Father Francis here, shall not be hitting the heads of the drums, but rather the rims
and shells, giving an... Ethnic quality to the music. It is all part of our grand plan for this album.
See, instead of conventional playing on any instrument, we are going to redefine, so to say, the musical
wheel. Instead of six string guitar, I will be using the four string guitar. Also known as the bass
guitar. We want this album to have an "earthy" feel.
Reno: Is that part of the name Night Soil?
BC: Not exactly. Night Soil is a reference to feces of the human strain. Back in the old days, sanitary
workers had to gather, for lack of a better word, shit. They gathered this shit from people's homes during
the night, hence the term: Night Soil. Anyway, we're trying to keep things low, like the supposed "brown sound". Deep and gutteral.
Reno: Very interesting. Before we go deeper into this subject, how about you tell me a little about
Father Francis, he is new to the band as I understand it.
BC: Father Francis, do your thing.
FF: Well, my musical backround is primarily in Rock, Orchestra, and Jazz drumming. So I am very familiar
with improvisation, which helps me in the take on Experimental music that Neutomic Keyboard has. As for
how I got into this amazing band, that is another story completely. Brother Caine here, recruited me to the
cause when the need for a live drummer arose in mid-August of this year. We ended up clicking rather well
while rehersing the songs that the band wanted to play live, so they proposed that I stay on as an official
member. Naturally, I declined. That is why I am sitting here today.
BC: We always were a dramatic band...
Reno: *laughs*, so what is the energy like in this new form of Neutomic Keyboard?
BC: Explosive. The sound is completely different and wholly better than our previous work. It's rather
hard to interact with a drum machine when you are making imporvisational music. Having a living, breathing,
drummer makes things so much more smooth.
Reno: You said earlier that the album is a departure from your previous style, care to elaborate?
BC: Well, our improvisational roots are very much alive and growing with this album, but the main
differences are live drums, and more musical variation with less noise. Taking away our electronic
aspects (other than the beloved holy keyboard) has made us into a new entity. A new vessel. We have also
improved our recording methods for an improved sound. Almost as if we are not recording live
(which I assure you, we are).
FF: The new songs have a more acoustic feel, less boxed in. It is very transcendental. Which I think
really helps the creative forces behind this band.
Reno: So will the message of "The Great Composer" still be spread?
BC: Of course, it is the essence of what we do, but, it does not come out as religious music. Music is
the religion afterall, so we have no need to preach within it. It is solid musical goodness, take from
it what you will.
Reno: Any further plans for the band?
BC: The Night Soil film shall be created sometime in the near future, with the album providing the musical
score. It shall be delicious.
Reno: What will the film be about?
BC: Night Soil.
BC: The Human Race.
FF: No more spoilers.
Reno: So I can't know the plot ahead of time?
BC: You are correct.
Reno: Well, will there be vocals on this album?
FF: Yes, there will be. The band members will be featured. Maybe you will hear some familiar voices.
BC: I must mention that the vocals of this album, will not be like our previous efforts. The "Lollypop
Guild" has not been involved in the creative process this time.
Reno: Cool. What about live performance? Will there be a tour to promote the album?
BC: Most definitely. As for the dates and locations, not even we know, since the album isn't out yet.
FF: Just one thing to point out, is it not ironic that we have formed a holy trinity of musicians?
BC: Ironic, no. A sign? Perhaps...
Reno: Well, my limited mental abilities are unable to generate any further questions, so if you would like to say anything before we end this interview,
please do so now. The mall santas are glaring at me...
FF: I would like to officially say that I am very pleased to be an official member of Neutomic Keyboard.
It is an oppritunity that I am so glad came my way.
BC: And I would like to officially say that Neutomic Keyboard is very pleased that Father Francis is an
official member. That, and we are going to rock you. Thank you.
(ed: PS, pictures taken from the Neutomic Keyboard website. Now they are mine!!)