PALACE OF WORMS - , DARK-GOTHIC/DARK-AMBIENT - , , 4 AD PROJECT RECORDS. - "HEILIGE TOD: TRIBUTE OF DEATH IN JUNE" (Kirlian Camera, Deutsch Nepal, In My Rosary, Runes Order...) "PALACE OF WORMS" (Ataraxia, The Moon Lay Hidden Beneath A Cloud, Raison d'Etre, Endraum, T.A.C, Monumentum, The Protagonist...), STAY FRIGHTENED BLEEDING LIKE MINE.

GUIDO BORGHETTI ( , "worm" - , ) - PALACE OF WORMS.

PALACE OF WORMS:

IN THE PALACE OF WORMS KING

what about the place that have POW among other different underground independent musical labels of today's Italian scene?

LATELY ALL THE INDEPENDENT ITALIAN LABELS HAVE SOLD TO THE MAJOR EXCEPT 4-5. WHATEVER POW ISN'T A VERY ITALIAN LABEL. IN HEILIGE TOD AND POW COMPILATION ONLY ABOUT 30% OF THE BANDS ARE ITALIAN AND THE FIRST TWO FULL CDS ARE BOTH FROM AMERICAN BANDS. YES, NEXT RELEASE WILL BE "RUNES ORDER" - ITALIAN BAND BUT I'M SPEAKING WITH OTHER BANDS FOR POSSIBLE COLLABORATION AND NO ONE IS ITALIAN. MOREOVER (THIS IS A NEWS) I'M WORKING ABOUT A JOINT VENTURE WITH A AMERICAN PARTNER.

how was born the idea for your label and your first starting release? how long time ago?

AFTER 10 YEARS IN THE MUSIC BUSINESS WORK IN RECORD SHOPS AND DJ IN A RADIO STATION IN THE 1984 I STARTED TO WORK IN A SMALL LABEL LIKE SOUND ENGINEER. THE SOUND OF THE LABEL WAS "DARK AMBIENT" YOU CAN THINK AT COLD MEAT INDUSTRY. AFTER HEARD A TRIBUTE TO DEATH IN JUNE TAPE COMPILATION I PROPOSED TO THE LABEL A SIMILAR PROJECT. ALL ACCEPTED MY PROPOSAL BUT AFTER ONE YEAR THIS PROJECT WAS STANDSTILL, SO I STARTED TO WORK IN THE FIRST RELEASE OF MY PERSONAL LABEL: HEILIGE TOD THE TRIBUTE TO DEATH IN JUNE. MANY YEARS BEFORE, I PLAYED IN A BAND, WE PLAYED IN THE HOUSE OF FATHER'S DRUMMER. HE WAS A FISHERMAN AND WORMS BREED IN HIS GARDEN SO I CALLED THE BAND "HOUSE OF WORMS" WHEN I START THE LABEL I CHANGE THIS NAME IN "PALACE OF WORMS" LIKE A SOL INVICTUS' SONG.

your creative contacts and relations with your artists for your first release "Palace of Worms", what about it history and general idea? collective creative vision?... how are you got a contact and interest for all your artists for your first release?

MANY OF THE ARTISTS INVOLVED WAS FRIENDS, WHEN I SAID THEM MY PROPOSAL THEY WERE VERY HAPPY, OTHER WAS FRIENDS OF A FRIENDS.

what about start of your interest to this sort of music?

THE MUSIC TOUCH YOUR SOUL,WHEN I HEARD JOY DIVISION THE FIRST TIME WAS LIKE IF SOMEBODY WALK ON YOUR HEART. IT WAS A STRANGE SENSATION.

what is source of your sound mentality' formation and development?

IT'S VERY DIFFICULT QUESTION. I STARTED TO BUY RECORDS WHEN I WAS 5 YEARS OLD AND AFTER ABOUT 30 YEARS I STILL BUY MANY RECORDS. I ALWAYS SEARCHED A PERSONAL SOUND IN EVERY KIND OF MUSIC SO I LISTEN FROM INDUSTRIAL TO NUBIAN, FROM HARDCORE TO AMBIENT, FROM OLD TO NEW.

what is modern innovative sound for you now?

UHMMMMMM... I DON'T KNOW... AT THE MOMENT I PREFER LISTEN MUSIC WITH THE '80 STYLE. AFTER MANY YEARS OF EXPERIMENTAL SOUND I NEED LISTEN MORE MELODIC MUSIC.

mainly, how are you work with your artists and label?

MY WORK IS NOT VERY HARD,THE ARTISTS HAVE FULL COMPLETE CONTROL ON THEIR WORK. WE ARE VERY FRIENDS, WHEN I HAVE LISTENED THEIR MUSIC WE SPEAK ABOUT MY IMPRESSIONS. FOR EXAMPLE FOR "STILL" I SAID TO CONRAD TO INCLUDE SOME DRUM TRACKS. AFTER A WEEK HE MAIL ME A TAPE WITH "MY GUARDIAN ANGEL"... I THINK IS A GREAT SONG. WHEN I RECEIVED THE TAPE OF "IN THE EYES OF LOVELOST" WAS PERFECT AND I SAID ONLY: "GREAT WORK CURT!!". I MASTERED THE SOUND IN TWO DAYS. I FOLLOW ALL THE GRAPHIC WORK BUT FOR THE MOMENT I'M NOT VERY SATISFIED.

what is your personal tastes, interests and recommendations for the first acquaintance with your label activity?

POW DIDN'T REALISE MANY CDS, I THINK THAT EVERY RELEASE HAVE A PERSONAL SOUND. "HEILIGE TOD" IS A TRIBUTE TO DEATH IN JUNE, IT'S A COMPILATION SO THE SOUND IS VARIOUS BUT IT'S MORE INDUSTRIAL. IN POW COMPILATION YOU CAN FIND ALL KIND OF DARK-MUSIC, FOLK, INDUSTRIAL, GOTHIC, AMBIENT, COLD WAVE...ETC.. STAY FRIGHTENED IS VERY DARK MELODIC AMBIENT, AND BLEEDING LIKE MINE ARE... ONE OF THE BEST BAND THAT I LISTENED.

what about your label' general problems (include, existence and survival), what's help you on these ways?

POW DON'T WORK FOR MONEY. WE WANT ONLY COVERED THE COSTS. IN THIS CASE IT'S EASY TO BE IN EXISTENCE THE MOST GREAT PROBLEM FOR US IS THE HONESTY. YOU CAN CHOOSE MANY DISTRIBUTORS IN EVERY COUNTRIES BUT NORMALLY THEY SALES YOUR CDS AND DON'T PAY THEM TO YOU. IT'S A MURDER.THIS FACT HAVE THE OPPOSITE EFFECT FOR ALL.

what about situation with radical innovative music' movement and development in Italy now?

I THINK THAT IN ITALY, LIKE ALL OVER THE WORLD ALL THE PEOPLE ARE GOING TO THE COMMERCIAL MUSIC. MANY REASONS: THE PRESSURE OF THE MAJORS,THE POLICY OF THE BIG RECORD SHOPS AND EXPECIALLY IT'S VERY DIFFICULT CREATE INNOVATIVE MUSIC. FOR MAKE THIS MANY PEOPLE WRITE IMPOSSIBLE MUSIC MANY TIME YOU CAN FIND SOME MUSIC THAT TORTURE YOUR EAR. SO I THINK THAT NEED SEARCH A COMPROMISE BETWEEN NOISE AND MELODY AND EXPECIALLY FOLLOW YOUR HEART AND NOT THE COMMERCIAL LOGICAL.

in your personal opinion, what about special peculiarities and differences between Italian and other European sound aesthetic?

MY FATHER SAY: "ALL THE WORLD IS A CITY". IN ITALY YOU CAN FIND ALL THE SHADES OF MUSIC. MAYBE SOME KIND HAVE MORE DISCIPLES BUT AT LAST YOU CAN FIND A GOOD MUSIC IN ITALY LIKE IN SWEDEN OR SPAIN. I RECEIVED MANY PROMO TAPES FROM BANDS ALL OVER THE WORLD, MANY ARE GOOD AND MANY ARE BAD, SOMETIME AFTER LISTENED A TAPE I SAY TO MYSELF: "MY GOD THIS MUSIC IS VERY GOOD. I DON'T BELIEVE THIS TAPE COME TO ME FROM TEXAS. I THINK ABOUT TEXAS LIKE COWS AND PETROL". FOR MANY TIME I HAVE SEARCHED IN THE MUSIC SOME IDEOLOGY OF PHILOSOPHY BUT LATELY I LIKE LEAVE THE MUSIC INVOLVED ME, SHOCK ME WITH ITS NATURAL POWER, I PREFER DON'T KNOW ANY INFORMATION ABOUT THE BAND BEFORE LISTEN THE MUSIC SO MY RECEPTION IS CLEAR. MUSIC IS MY LIFE, I CANNOT IMAGINE MY LIFE WITHOUT MUSIC.

 

IGOR VAGANOV

Lecco, Italy - Russia

30 October 1997

CONTACT: PALACE OF WORMS RECORDS, VIA BRONZETTI 19, 23900 LECCO, ITALY

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