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January 23, 2020

Interview Distant Landscape

Hi, Distant Landscape. Greetings from Sick and Destroy team. What are you up to these days?
Hi Sick and Destroy Team. Lately we’ve been busy with our band getting ready for the concerts, in the meanwhile we are considering the meaning and the subject of the next album.

Would you please introduce your band to our readers who are not aware of your band and music?
My pleasure. The Distant Landscape is my soloist project, based on “Insights” and turned into melodies and words. We play a Post Rock Metal full of melancholic, hopeful, nostalgic, dark and dreamy atmospheres.

Give us a little insight into the formation of the band. When and how did it happen?
In Insights Album all instruments are recorded by me, except the drums part, that is by Andrea Biondi. After the studio’s work, Fabio Crognale on the bass and Alessio Rossetti, on the guitar joined the band. In the end Francesca Giuditta completed the line-up, playing keyboard and vocals. She is already present in 2 tracks of “Insights”. Me and Francesca are still members of Raving Season’s Band, Andrea used to play before with Fabio and Alessio in another band. The meeting between me and Andrea gave birth to Distant Landscape live staff.

At what age did you guys start playing instruments? Since when are you into metal music?
We all started when we were teenagers, but ours backgrounds are different. Some of us does not listen to metal music, some others have a more pop, rock, fusion and jazz orientation. Personally I’ve always played Metal.

Distant Landscape recently released “Insights”. Tell us something about it. Walk us through all the tracks lyrics and meaning.
Insights is a concept of self-analysis, in some lyrics I try to look at things from a different perspective, trying to be totally honest with myself. The album is about private matters, and it wasn’t supposed to be published, but I’d like people to listen and appreciate it as well.

How has been the response so far by the listeners? Have you started working on new songs already?
We had a good feedback, people don’t even realize how long is the duration of the songs, so they must like it. We haven’t yet started thinking about the new songs, but as said before, we are already thinking about the new concept. It could be possible that the next work won’t be a soloist Album.

When and where did you play your first gig? How was the experience of going live for the first time?
Distant Landscape haven’t been playing live so far. My first true live instead, was with the Raving Season’s Band on the 2009 in Rome @Jailbreak, in a Gothic Metal Fest. I couldn’t hear nothing, I was anxious, but I still have such a good memory of that day.

What, according to you, is the secret behind band’s success?
I will answer to this question if and when I’ll know the success… ahahahahah

Ever had an epic fail moment during a gig?
When I was a teenage, I played in a Metallica’s Cover Band and during a live failed the electricity system…

If asked to differentiate Distant Landscape from other bands in your country, how would you like to respond to it?
Bands who play our genre are very rare in Italy. Truly I don’t even know many of them. I don’t think there is any competition around this kind of music in our country. Anyway I think the underground’s bands in Italy are very good at the moment.

Which bands/ artists do you draw your influences from? Which are your favorite localbands?
I’ve been inspired from Anathema, Alcest and Katatonia. There are no localbands I listen to so far.

How do you guys manage jobs and gigs? Also how often do you guys gathering altogether just to fun?
We are quite ready to start playing live and we are still organizing jobs and gigs. The biggest part of the jobs is fairly cured by me, because it’s my first soloist Album. We meet quite often also outside the job and we find moments to have fun together organizing dinners and nerd’s staff with Andrea and Fabio anytime.

Distant Landscape is very promising formation. Talking of your future, 5 years from now, where do you see yourself?
I live in the present, so I don’t know about the future, but I’m pretty sure the Distant Landscape will do more Music.

Well, that’s it. Thanks a lot for your time. Speak out to all your fans and supporters.
Thanks to you as well for your time. Best Regards to Sick and Destroy Team and to all fans, listeners and readers. We invite you all to follow us on Spotify, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube Channel.

Marco Spiridigliozzi


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