Hi! Tell me about DUN. Why did you decide to name the band with such title? What kind of ideas do you explore?
“Dun” is an old word used by ancestral Celtic civilizations to name their fortified sites. Put simply, “dun” means “fortress”. In my case, the fortress is seen as a metaphorical concept for resistance, because I’m used to defend myself against others by building mental bulwarks between them and I. Since this project is a testimonial of my life, I think DUN is the right name for it.
“Hors du Gouffre” album was released early this year. How does that make you feel? Do you feel you have put album into masses without any wishes to change something now?
That never was the point to “change” anything with this project. DUN does exist only because of a personal need for materializing inner demons into Art. I do not care about masses, I rather hate them.
Tell me more about “Hors du Gouffre”? Album ideas etc…
“Hors du Gouffre” deals with my childhood and the difficulty I had to face life at the time. I see it as an hopeful message from the sad anguished boy I was to the grown man I am nowadays, even if I never totally healed… This album was the only way I managed to deliver such an optimistic message, through Art.
Where do you take all inspiration from?
I read a lot of french poetry and I listen a lot of music. Especially Black Metal. I also let my own experiences of life influence my work with DUN.
In your opinion, what is the best way to define DUN’s sound?
So, are you on hiatus now, just relaxed and looking for album feedbacks, or did you started to compose new stuff?
I don’t keep myself posted with the album feedbacks or sales or whatever. My only concern for now is to materialize the third album with a new concept that have already been thought two years ago. I’m having hard times…
What are your main musical influences? How huge is their influence in your sound?
I don’t know. I could name my favorite bands but I don’t think they are relevant regarding DUN influences, musically speaking. I am often told that my music is close to bands I don’t listen to, or I don’t even know. There are some bands that are heavily influencing my life and therefore my music, but in a much more emotional than musical way, I guess.
Is there some well-known musician in particular that you would like to use in one of your upcoming albums?
Absolutely not. There’s no place for any other musician in this project, it just wouldn’t make sense.
What is your personal strategy for making your music heard by a larger audience?
There is no strategy because I don’t care for my music to be heard by a larger audience. There’s no point to me, I only care for feedbacks from the ones I love.
Do you have any other hobby beside music?
Are you all supported by your relatives towards your devotion to music?
Only the really close people of mine know the existence of DUN. They are very supportive. Thanks to them.
How’s the metal scene in your part of France right now? Is it easy to play gigs, to buy records etc there these days?
Good gigs are pretty rare where I live, and I don’t know any shop that sells records I like. Maybe because I don’t search for them. Anyway, true Black Art doesn’t belong to enlightened places.
Thank you for answering my questions, see ya on the road!