PROCESSOR – interview

PROCESSOR – interview

Björn Wondollek and Johan Isaksson created Processor in 2001. With backgrounds as sound engineers, the two Swedes created an industrial sound that they describe as “rock with small cold wave feeling”

According to some research on the internet, “Bjorn likes to experiment with synthesizers and effect routings. Björn often has sessions in the night doing mixes as long as five hours or until his computer crashes. Then he sends material over the internet to Johan.”

Below there’s a chat with questions answered by Björn about the latest release, plans for the future and what it mean to be a musician in their field in today’s world.

Introduce your band, and describe your latest release:

Processor is Electronic metal/rock music producer that contains me Johan Isaksson. The latest release is Pearls and swines. Rock with small cold wave feeling.

What’s the hardest part about being a band in this day and age?

The hardest thing is to reach out I think..Everybody can release music these days and I think that’s a really liberating thing for everyone but..Unless you do a weird video that go viral you get nothing.

That’s the sad thing today..

When did you realise that your project had the potential to be much more than just a fun idea?

When I got played on Swedish national radio for the first time in 1999

Tell us about your latest release, why should we check it out?

The latest track among many I usually release music every third week or so, Is Yet we remain a small cinematic ep for people who like for instance Hans Zimmer.

How does a song typically come together for you?

Hmm it could start with a chord or a powerful word and then you work on it to you get something that works together in drive and harmony.

How would you describe your sound to an unfamiliar reader?

Pretty noisy big and distorted electronic

What do you want listeners to take away from listening to your band?

The drive

Where would you really like to tour that you haven’t done so yet, and why?

Last time I went on a tour was 1999 so…I’m a studio dude now just hanging around making music and producing.. But it would be fun to do some form of live act in the future.

How would you say that the sound of your band has progressed over the years?

Naturally I do better produced music now. More depth and more dynamic in the mixes. But it is important to do that naive stuff that you did in the beginning of the career. So you don’t lose touch of creativity.

How excited are you for 2022, and what can fans expect from you?

I’m super excited for 2022 the things I mix now is gold so yes it will be a great year.

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