Trent Reznor: The internet created a toxic environment for artists

"But what has crept in is that everyone’s a commentator now. The Internet is giving voice to everybody thinking that someone gives a shit what they have to say and they have the right.

I think, in general, that has created a toxic environment for artists and led to some very safe music. Artists are trying to make music to please the tastemakers that tell the sheep what to like.

It’s a vicious cycle and I think it’s unhealthy. I don’t see any Princes emerging on the scene today. I see a lot of people making formulaic, made to please, vegan restaurant patron-type shit. And I think it creates an environment where people are too fuckin’ worried about what other people have to say. And people who have never made anything think it’s OK to talk shit about stuff they have no right to talk about.

You got a Facebook account? Nobody gives a fuck. You haven’t achieved anything."

Full Interview here.

 

 

New Artwork

It is time to reveal our new Logo. After months of sketching, debating and rejecting, it is finally here! A new era begins now.

Silent dogs will bark.

"Inside" by Mattis Dovier

Not from us, but a nice piece of art.

INSIDE from Mattis Dovier on Vimeo.

Development Vault #1

Bandstories #1: Broken goggles backstage

5 min before we are about to enter the stage at Festival des arcs. We are backstage, putting our gear on. It is in that moment,that we realise: one of our goggles is not working, respectively not glowing......FUCK! What now? Go on stage with only 3 of 4 goggles glowing?....not really an option....Our master of electronics grabs out the soldering iron of our toolbox and starts to heat it up. "Well, lets fix it then...." he says. We should already be on stage.

While we are waiting for the iron to heat up, the festival organiser appears backstage: "You guys ready?....."...Ehm, not quite!.....As we cut the cable, remove the plastics and start to re-solder the wire, we can hear the intro on stage, announcing us: "And now, ladies and gentlemen, Revolting Puppets!....Fuck, fuck, Fuuuck! We tell the organiser, that we are having some slight technical problems and that we need another minute or two. We can hear the people shouting and go silent again. Fuck! So much for our big entry....

After an eternity of waiting we finally hear the words: "It works!" Relieved, we put our goggles and helmets on and tell our assistant to play the intro....Nervous as shit we entered stage and had one of the best shows ever!....What did we learn? - You should always have a soldering iron backstage.....and check your electronics soon enough!...