Deni Krstev (Fonija)
SPB: Fonija is changing their sound on every record so far. There is a certain risk attached to that: alienating your fanbase. How is this turning out for Fonija, do you have a strong fanbase that sticks around? And are you inspired by certain bands that kept changing and developing?
Deni: Heraclitus wrote that you cannot enter the same river twice. Why should we keep recording the same record over and over again if we think, listen to and feel differently? We want to be a band that stands the test of time and we want to leave an interesting story behind us. The only way to leave some legacy, to keep the audience and ourselves amused is to do something different each and every time. Of course, there is a tradition of doing radical changes from the musical point of view (but keeping the same philosophy all along) found in a lot of Macedonian bands like Leb i Sol, Mizar and Bernays Propaganda, we're just (deliberately or not) continuing that tradition. Of course the constant change of sound caries a risk of alienating our audience, but I'm more scared of doing the same old trick on every record. It's just pointless and I think by doing so, we would be underestimating our audience's musical intelligence. I strongly believe that we're growing along with our audience.