André Foisy Locrian, Kwaidan, Eolomea
What is your name and band/label/etc?
Locrian, Kwaidan, Eolomea, solo
What are your top five albums that were released in 2012? (In order 1-5)
- Swans – The Seer (Young God)
- Frank Rosaly – Centering and Displacement (Utech)
- High Aura’d – Sanguine Futures (Bathetic)
- Sun Splitter – III (Bloodlust!)
- Zelienople -- The World is a House on Fire (Type)
What band did you discover in 2012 (can be a brand new band or an older band) that had an impact on your life? What made them significant?
My friend in Germany plays in a great project called Oko. I’m releasing a tape for them soon. That was a great new discovery. It’s really creative stuff.
How will you remember 2012? (In terms of music)
I’ll remember this as a year that I’ve barely gone to any shows. I’ll working with a bunch of great artists on Land of Decay tapes, the label that I run. Those will be the most memorable to me. I’ll also remember this as a year where lots of great labels have gone under due to low sales and no profits. It’s too bad! 2013 might be the same way.
What can we look forward to from you in 2013?
There will be a new Locrian 2xLP out on Relapse Records next spring. It’s called “Return to Annihilation.” Kwaidan just finished an LP and I imagine that it will be released next year too. I have some other things in the works too that will get finished next year if not released next year too.
What records are you looking forward to most in 2013?
Honestly, there are a few labels that I trust that I’ll be picking up records from: Utech Records, Small Doses, Bathetic.
Fundraising sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo have made a strong impact on the ability of artists to release music. Do you think this approach is a trend, or will it continue to shape how artists produce their material?
I think that those venues are around because it’s really difficult to break even playing music. I mean, it can get expensive to make records so if these venues stick around and help artists, then I think they have a function.