13 Questions to Alex Svenson (Then Comes Silence)

What was the very first record you bought?

Kraftwerk – Man Machine.

What is the most expensive record have you bought?

That will soon be the 70’s electronic psychedelic artist Mort Garson – “Ataraxia the Unexplained” about 40 euros + shipping on Discogs.

What are your 5 very favorite bands ever?

The Doors , Wendy Carlos (AKA Walter Carlos), Dead Kennedys, Killing Joke, Bon Scott

Name 5 bands that have changed your life?

(In the right order) Kraftwerk, Ramones, The Dead Kennedys, The Pixies, Ludwig van Beethoven

Name your 3 favorite Gothic Fests?

(Maybe not favorites, but very likeables) Gothic Pogo / WGT, Owls ‘n Bats. I would like to attend a Latin American gothic festival someday.

Name your 3 favorite gigs as a musician and as fan?

A Place To Bury Strangers European tour 2009. Boredoms at Roskilde Festival late 90’s.  She Past Away at Klubb DÖD in Stockholm 2016.

Name the most 3 influential albums for you as an artist

Dead Kennedys – Plastic Surgery Disaster / My Bloody Valentine – Loveless  / Killing Joke – Killing Joke

Describe yourself with 3 adjectives

Persistent, Idealist, Touchy

What is the most overrated gothic band?

I’m being a chicken diplomate and will not name any.

What is the most underrated gothic band?

There are so many. Don’t know where to start.

In which band would you have liked to play live?

When I was a kid it was certainly AC/DC, Billy Idol or KISS.

Name 3 new gothic bands that have caught your attention lately?

The Flatfield, O Children and Rein (not really gothic, but well, you know).

Gothic Rock or Post Punk and why?

Gothic rockin post punk.

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