Music is for us primarily transmission of emotions by sonic means. Music is always loaded
with information, both realized and unrealized, by its creators, which in turn causes emotive
responses both in the listener and the performer. Clearly, in music this transmission of
emotions is not direct one-to-one copying. It is a process, the end results of which are not
As is well known, when successful a musical process can take its participants, both the
listeners and the performers, beyond the experience of the ordinary. For us, the likelihood
of reaching that state is highest in the performing situation. Always when facing a possibility
to choose, we direct the time and energy at our disposal toward the actual making and
performing of music instead of auxiliary activities connected to it.
The realization of the limitations of one’s time and energy leads to questioning what is
essential. For us, the answer is communication: self-expression, the exchange of energy
and emotions. Music is the most extreme means of communication known to us. We are not
making music because it would be the sensible thing to do, but because it is essential. We
cannot ascertain how well we succeed in the transmitting the emotions, but as long as we
let out things from the unconscious self we know we are on the right track.
Hatred, along with the realization of one’s limits, is for us the carrying force of this album.
Hatred, disillusionment and frustration at the kind of world we are living in – and we don’t
believe there is need for a detailed list of catastrophes caused by man, of indifference and
destructive greed. Hatred for how little is done about things, about how little we ourselves
do. Hatred for how laughable saying this aloud is thought to be. Hatred for that which we
find no words for and hatred for how all of this ties in with our own limitations.
We do not blame those who choose not to listen. There are also those who take fright and
those who, like us, find the experience purifying just a little, understanding themselves and
the surrounding world a little better. We dare to express hatred in our music, because it
does not carry over to other people as such. For this opportunity we are grateful.