Band der Woche: Milliken Chamber

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Milliken Chamber ist das Synthwave-Projekt von Anna Schmidt und Kevin Czarnik. Im Januar haben sie ihr großartiges Album Absence veröffentlicht – ein elektronischer Cocktail aus dunklem Coldwave und melodisch tanzbarem Synth-Pop. Beide waren Mitglieder der Minimal-Wave-Band PrudenceKevin Czarnik ist erfolgreich mit Forever Grey unterwegs und hat kürzlich mit seinem Synth-Projekt Belladonna Grave ein neues Album veröffentlicht. Anna Schmidt ist klassisch ausgebildete Sopranistin und widmet sich mit ihrem Solo-Projekt Jane Chain den eher düsteren und experimentellen Klanglandschaften. So viel musikalische Kreativität macht neugierig auf das neuste Projekt der beiden.

Who is behind Milliken Chamber?
The band name was based off of a room in which we stayed when we decided to write some new material under a new name. Milliken Chamber is a rose colored, victorian-style room in a bed and breakfast in Traverse City, MI (Am.d. Redaktion: Michigan).

If you had to put your music into a drawer and print a label on it, what would it say?
Our music could be labeled as “synth-pop”.

Forget about genres for a second  Milliken Chamber’s music sounds like …?
A dungeon full of empty chains beneath a grey sky.

Which sort of mood produces the best songs?
Dark & dancy moods.

Which instrument will surely NEVER be heard on an Milliken Chamber – album?
Trombone.

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Which record would you want to listen to when you leave the bathroom in the morning, while the beautiful girl/handsome guy from last night is still in your bed?
„Why Not Just Be Solo“ – Lebanon Hanover.

The Fairy-Godmother pops up in front of you and grants you a wish. What do you wish for?
We’d wish for a Roland Jupiter 6.

No alcohol is no solution either. What booze combination will definitely dissolve all your troubles and issues?
Moscow Mule.

What shows you that someone is a true friend?
True friends are honest and loyal.

Who was the hero of your childhood?
We’d say Martin Gore.

What is the most embarrassing/surprising record in your CD-shelf?
Most surprising would be “Sentinel Serenade” by Sleep Chamber.

What’s next? Tour? Studio? Vacation? Something completely different?
Right now, we’re working on building a new life in a new city. Also focusing on writing new material in between shows. We’ll be doing a number of dates over the next few months in support of our first full length album – Absence.

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