Monday, November 6, 2017

Aynsophar Interview

1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the musical project?

I've been writing songs and lyrics since my childhood but even later on I felt that I don't have the technical knowledge to record them. But after a while I decided to take the first step and I got into the world of recording. It was really just the baby step of a beginner. I started it around 4 years ago and I can't stop laughing when I listen to my very first recordings. So happy to met with Richard Ruszkai who helped me a lot to develope my recording skills. Aynsophar was in my head for a couple of years now but always on different names. And one day I felt it's enough of daydreaming and let's work! I had a lot of riffs and ideas in my mind so I had to fix the number of the songs I wanted to release and I also had to decide by the songs itself. I tried to join to bands earlier just to learn, just to get experience around other musicians but after the disappointment of the last band I was in I determined to go on my way. To my mind there are two types of musicians: The ones who write their own stuff and the ones who play other's happily. Later on it just wasn't enough for me to play other's songs, I wanted my own. I wanted to put all my spare energy and spare time into my songs so I grabbed the control to make Aynsophar alive.

2.Recently you have released an ep, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recording?

I tried to sound heavy and dark. But it wasn't enough for me. I wanted to avoid to sound the same in all the songs. I wanted melodies too which can offer a little break from the heavy riffs. I love to play with ambivalence and contrast. I am really satisfied with the singers on the EP as all of them sound like the hell itself and this makes the sound more darker. I feel that their work prefectly fit into the world I created. The song Abysmal Secrets of Unknown reminds me of Morbid Angel's Secured Limitations, I think it's because of the highs and lows together. When I heard it for the first time I couldn't get my jaw back from the floor. I feel that the EP itself has its own atmosphere and I hope that the listeners feel the same. I love how Eternal closes the album, as the keys fade away at the end. When I listen to it I have a strange pressure on my chest and I have the feeling that I need to digest what I've just heard and I don't want to listen to anything else for a while: that is what I want to achieve with the listeners too.

3.Your lyrics are inspired by spiritual theories, psychology and philosophy, can you tell us a little bit more about your interest in those topics?

I am really interested in the things of the world and not only the ones which you can see with your naked eyes. I am also constantly following what happens around us, but I try not to believe everything I hear or see. I also believe that the world is more than what we can perceive. I would just like to have an open mind. I also like to perceive the things from more different views. I like to study the human psyche and mind. Mysterious.

4, I know that the bands name comes from the Hebrew language, do you have an interest in the Qabalah?

 I am not that deeply into it. My interest towards Quabalah began when I started to read about Thelema. In fact I am an open minded person and I try to widen my knowledge about the things around us. I love to read about how the universe and life might work. And you know I always look for how to receive fulfillness in our lives. Music is one of the main aspects of this for me. Spiritualism is looking for this fulfillment. I am interested in Thelema because it highlights the „will”. It supports the idea of will power. I truely believe that the human mind and nature are two of the biggest creators.

5.Originally the musical project was from Hungary but now relocated to the United Kingdom, can you tell us a little bit more about the move?

I feel that now, until I don't have a fixed life form, I don't have a husband neither kids and don't have responsibility which affects the others I have opportunity to follow my heart and goals. The fact that I moved out doesn't affect anyone deeply. I am in the position that I can decide freely about a thing like this and I can move freely. As I see I there are more opportunities here to feed a band/project. I consider Aynsophar my child. I really feel that these songs are my unborn children. It might sound stupid but I just try to care for them. And I feel that the UK is a better place to rise them.

6.Currently the musical project is all solo, are you open to working with other musicians or do you prefer to work by yourself?

I always preferred to work on my own on any ways of life. I would be more than happy to form a band so we could have live performances too. In fact at this time I wanted to know what I can create and achive on my own. Basically I wanted to record everything but unfortunately I can't sing neither growl so I needed help. I reall want Aynsophar to be a live production too but I want to keep it in my own hands as it's my child.

7.The ep was released on 'Neverheard Distro', are you happy with the support that they have given you so far?

In fact only the cassette tapes were released by the Distro but Balázs helped me with the distribution of the CD's too however they are self-released. I am happy with his support. He's really the person who does what he's doing because he loves it and it's a passion for him. I think music is one of the things which is only worthy to do if you feel the passion. It was a huge surprise for me when I got the offer to release my EP and I can't be thankful enough.

8.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of death metal?

Fortunately I got only positive feedbacks so far. I'm not the best at promotion but I try to spread my music as much as I just can. I am always looking for opportunities and try to get more people into my „metal army”. I sent the EP to a couple of persons who are important for me, I hope they will get it soon and will love it too. Nothing warms a musician's heart more than his/her music being liked by the people she/he looks up to.

9.Where do you see yourself heading into as a musician in the future?

It's a very hard question. Of course I would like to have gigs, writing more albums. I can absolutely clearly see myself writing more stuff.I could rather answer on what Í would like to achive. Such a beautiful vision to be a respected and known musician of course. I think I would like to be an inspiration. I'm more than sure that everyone knows the feeling when you are in some kind of mood, good or bad and you just reach out to your favourite music for help. It's kind of like a shelter, a cure. Being someone who is respected by the others and being someone who gives energy hope and perseverance to the others by her activities behaviour and personality. Someone who has the light when it's dark and shows the way when there's nothing left. I feel music is my tool. Arts are wonderful and music is a thing I really enjoy, why couldn't I use it for good? I would like to see myself as this type of musician in the future.

10.What are some of the bands or musical styles that have had an influence on your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?

Chuck Schuldiner is a very huge inspiration for me. He also had a dream and he also followed his heart, you can see what he achieved. Only by being persistent and trusting himself. This is something I'm learning still. Basically I love to listen to a lot of kind of music, it depends on my mood. I listen to bands like for example Megadeth, Savatage, King Diamond, Iced Earth, Beyond Creation, Obscura, Morbid Angel, Nevermore daily. Metal is the main genre I like but I love jazz, sometimes I'm listening to few classical music (really depends on my mood). There is a Hungarian band called Ghymes I really like, they are rather folk group and  sounds strange but I love shaman songs, throat singing.

11.What are some of your non musical interests?

I love to cook! I love to create food. I love nature too, I like to have walks while listening to music. In fact I am also interested in arts generally. I was drawing for long years however I stopped since a while. I can embroider, I like to make decorations. I made some decorations for my home with the technique of decoupage.I used to make jewelries too using artwork of my favourite metal bands. Photography is also a thing which I like to do and to edit photos. Basically I can tell I am interested in anything which can help me to make real the visions in my head.
I often read about psychological things, spiritual things. I love to learn about how the human mind and soul work. And as I mentioned earlier I also believe that the world is much more than we can percieve.

12.Before we wrap up this interview, do yuo have any final words or thoughts?

Since my childhood even up to recent days people think I'm crazy for running after a dream. But if you look around you will see how fragile life is. You can never know what tomorrow brings. „Live your life like this is your last one” is a lame cliché but might be true. I know that people have responsibilities and it's always easier to say things than do them but if you have a dream then never give up. Sometimes it's all that keeps the spirit in an individual. 

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