Next to their fellowmen of the already discovered Schyzzo.com, we present here an interview with the Hungarian Electro/Industrial duo Impact Pulse. With the signing to the Russian/Hungarian label Advoxya-Records (www.advoxya-records.com) and the release of their strong debut “[Pulse]ing Module’s” they present their talent extremely well with a tough European influence and infiltrated with all kinds of modern Electro/Industrial music. So let’s discover this outlet of another Eastern European country through this interview.
Chain D.L.K.: Hi guys… First, could you introduce your band, Impact Pulse? How, when and where did you meet and then decide to build a music project?
Impact Pulse: The band IP has existed since 2004. The band members are: Cipree and Gunhead. We are friends from childhood on. A remix request brought us together as grown men. After this we decided to work together. We call the bands’ music style Electro-Tech-Beat. We are living in western Hungary in Szombathely, which means Saturdaysplace.
Chain D.L.K.: You are hailing from Hungary, an Eastern European country which is rather unknown by providing bands doing Electro/Industrial music. Any chances and hopes that this will change soon? How is it with “the scene” in your country? Any clubs, acts, persons and/or places not to be missed?
Impact Pulse: Things are getting better. Lots of bands rose out in the last few years from our little country. These guys are playing a very wide range of styles, from Synthpop to Experimental Industrial music. More and more bands from abroad are visiting us, and the clubs are going up in numbers. Many people are newly interested in the electronic style, which I call Electroescalation, or EBM (r)evolution! We do like it!
Chain D.L.K.: You did release your well done debut CD “[Pulse]ing Module’s” on the Russian/Hungarian label, Advoxya-Records. Please explain to us the reasons to cooperate with them. How did you get in contact with them?
Impact Pulse: We are in a good friendship with the head of the label. He asked us to make a remix for one of their bands, which was the track “Falling Angel” for Immunology. After this, Advoxya-Records offered us a deal for a full-length release. The demos were quite good… so we made a contract with the children of Siberia…
Chain D.L.K.: Some words to your CD. I am quite impressed, how modern and up-to-date your music sounds. What gave you hints to produce it that well worked out style? What other influences do you pick up to integrate them into your music?
Impact Pulse: We are glad that our sound has pulsed the ears of many people. We’ve received good critics from home and away. Cipree and I had many ideas of how we it wanted to come out. With the technology of our current times now, we would like to make something different, but still familiar, by using the experiences we made in the last 10 or more years.
Chain D.L.K.: Please introduce to us the well sounding female vocalist, Linda Deamon, who made a nice performance on your track “My World”…
Impact Pulse: Well… Linda Daemon is the voice of the band, Drugzone. We have a good friendship with the guys of the band too. Linda has a great voice and we thought that her singing could give something special to our music. So… we asked her to sing on one of our songs, and write the lyrics. The result speaks for itself. “My World” was created, and could receive pleasure from many fans.
Chain D.L.K.: You have also created a side-project called Nothing Nada. Why this side-project, and where do you see the main differences to Impact Pulse? Also, any plans to release some stuff under your side-project?
Impact Pulse: Both of us have a more popular side too and we like to use it. We had lots of ideas for a more like Futurepop sound. We produced a song with Orsolya Nada. The song, “Red Armageddon”, was meant to be on the Impact Pulse CD. However, the guys from the label said that it could be a project on its own. So… Nothing Nada was created with Orsolya Nada as the female vocalist. We call this music Future-Tech-Beat and it includes our Futurepop sound combined with massive Electro bass lines. In these days we are working on the debut and hope that it will be ready during summer.
Chain D.L.K.: Any chances for us to watch your website, www.impactpulse.hq.hu, one fine day also in English language?
Impact Pulse: Yes, things are already set up. We think that in these days a good electronic communication is the bottom line in everything.
Chain D.L.K.: Besides being active with your music projects, what is the private life holding for you?
Impact Pulse: Making music takes the most of our spare time. We have to work a daily job, too.
Chain D.L.K.: Any plans for you to do some live performances in the future? What does a gig of you look like, for all those who aren’t able to watch your stage actions?
Impact Pulse: Well, we’ve done gigs for a year and we also performed outside our borders too. On live gigs we have a third member, Der Feind, who is responsible for all of the pulsing lyrics. He supports us as a vocalist and keyboard player. We are trying to get other co-producers of the band on the stage like Linda, or von Schwarzkopf. By the way, newly, we have a live drummer named Kopi on the set and he’s great! Also on the stage we have a backside reflecting cinema which is running during the concert. All the pictures on that screen, all the motions and images are following to the rhythm.
Chain D.L.K.: Any plans for a new release to confirm here? What do you expect for the future of your projects?
Impact Pulse: We are planning a remix EP along with the label. As we said before, we are working on the second album. We have received more offers to get remix works done and we work hard on it in our own minds!
Chain D.L.K.: Any final words you would like to fill in here?
Impact Pulse: We want music for the masses, but not for the masses! That means that we are trying to send our music to as many people as we can, but never on top. It’s never a “Pop-Hit” for the masses – only for the right people. We would like to go play more outside Hungary, and we would like to show everyone that we are “able”, and not “disabled” in the western European scene.
Chain D.L.K.: Many thanks for this interview.
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[interviewed by Marc Tater] [proofreading by Kevin J. Cazier]