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1. Hello! What's up? Ready for a little interview? Before all, please do an introduction to DYSPHEMIC and its weird sounds.

DYSPHEMIC is the soundtrack to the start of the future apocalypse that is inevitable to occur.

2. I must say I discovered DYSPHEMIC totally by hazard... I downloaded few songs on SOULSEEK since the name could fit a Death grind band or something like that... But that was a (cool) surprise to hear all these beats! ;-)
What does DYSPHEMIC stand for, and why did you choose this moniker?

ďSome one who has dysphemia is ďdysphemicĒ. Dysphemia as a psysiologic condition of the human organism interferes with the production of speech. The condition is characterized by a muscular spasm that produces stuttering. It may be said with some point that the stuttering is not an unnatural phenomenon; but that speech is an unnatural function.Ē
Pretty much when I was starting out I got my first gig and I didnít have a name so I quickly chose one from the dictionary that was original and itís stuck with me ever since.

3. How do you compose your songs? There are so many rhythm changes that it might take a very long time to set everything! What kind of software do you use? Maybe Fruity loops, or a module tracker? Were the rhythms programmed one by one, or are there some options for automatic rhythm changes or something? Or maybe there are a 100 rhythm patterns per song?

I compose my tracks in a tracker called PlayerPro on this crappy mac I got which is bound to expire any day now. Iíve used this program for the last 6 years now and fucking love it.
Iím not sure, Iíve been programming breaks for so long Iím sure Iíve developed a formula subconsciously. No there arenít any automatic drum patterns, every bit I tediously programmed.

4. Do you need to be in a special mood to compose some good patterns for songs, or does it flow well in any moment of the day? I guess you should be very concentrated and focused for this, since the music is quite cerebral...

Yeah it is quite mentally intense some times and stressful and it does depend on what mood Iím in. For starters I got to be inspired slightly and usually when I try to make a good track it doesnít work and when Iím just mucking around thatís when the best stuff comes out.

5. What kind of music do you basically like? DYSPHEMIC Might be a side-project to try something else than a guitar oriented band for example... Tell us about your other musical projects and audio background.

At the moment I only listen to Hip hop, but I go through different music stages all the time. Iíve been playing in a Hip hop Crew Cyclones and weíve been doing a lot of gigs lately. Iím either making breaks or making hip hop beats. The 2 styles contrast so much, hip hop gives me a chance to relax and make easy music thatís enjoyable to make, I donít think I could do one without the other.
My musical background however started with playing drums in death metal and punk bands since my early teenage years. I played in a grind core band called Vomit Junction for a while. This style got me into Gabber and Hardcore Techno, and eventually into Jungle and Drum n bass as the styles are so rhythm based which I could relate to from playing drums.

6. What kind of peoples could enjoy your music in your opinion? Even if it's not in the same spectrum of aggression, I think your songs have something in common with some brutal death or even some newer "grind": it's very complex and has many many rhythm changes so the whole sounds kind of schizophrenic and fuse-blowing.

Any one who is open minded.
In Australia the kind of people who are into Breakcore mostly come from a grind core or punk background. My music is different to breakcore however itís more like Drum n Bass. I think both people who like breakcore and fans of more commercial styles of electronic music can appreciate my sound.

7. What kind of music do you think you compose in DYSPHEMIC? I think it's some kind of extreme jungle, but I know few about this scene and kind of music, so please tell us more!

Most people would label it as Breakcore but I would disagree. Iím not sure but I think it could go under ďDrill n BassĒ if anything. Yeah itís more like extreme jungle. Jungle thatís harder, a lot faster, cut up and darker sounding.

8. Do you think it might be possible to play live "gigs" with DYSPHEMIC, as you might play the role of some schizo crazy DJ changing the rhythms all the time, so that the dancers have some problems to move their ass? Ah Ah!

Actually I have played a lot of live gigs. Generally Iíve had a good reaction and have had a dance floor every time. itís pretty funny watching people try and dance to it, people look like their having epileptic spasms.

9. What can you tell us about Australia on a musical point of view? Maybe, tell us about some extreme electronic music, or industrial... I know almost only some old school death, or war metal bands...

I think the majority of music here is pretty outdated compared to the rest of the globe. There are good underground scenes everywhere though. The Australian acts that got me into this music are Bloodyfist Records: Nasenbluten and Syndicate, and the infamous Passenger of Shit.

10. Do you know the Japanese band NOISM? It's some kind of death grind, but their music is filled with many many riffs and rhythms changes... Sometimes, they do not play a riff more than once... So you might be aware of their musical terrorism.

No but Iíll check em out.

11. What were the most funny feedbacks you received concerning DYSPHEMIC? The music is so complex many peoples should get a clue about what happens (and do not want to make a little effort either...). Maybe you read some strange reviews and odd comparisons?

Once a woman came up to me and said that I was fucked, my music sux and that I should fuck off and then sat down again. Fair enough though

12. I have seen few covers of things you released, and it seems you like a futuristic Sci-fi dating back to few years ago.. Tell us about it!

I used to put out a lot of dodgy home brand cdís that I made with a broken photo copier I had. None of them were really finished musically though.

13. On what kind of labels do you release your records? Is it Do it yourself, pro pressed... Are these labels quite small, or average sized? And is there a scene in Australia, or in the world for the kind of music you play? Are there many enthusiasts, webzines and paper fanzines talking about and promoting music? Is there a real underground for that?

The labels are well known internationally. I released my first record with Pain Free Sound Institute and Iím currently releasing my next one on Shit Wank Records. Eventually Iíll start my own label.
There are a lot of good artists here but the scene in Australia for extreme electronic music is tiny. The only way to become successful is to release music overseas. The market for this scene is huge in Europe where u can make a living doing gigs of this music. For example Mark N played my record in France to a crowd of 7000 people, while Iím doing gigs here in front of 30, its pretty fucked like that.

14. Ok, that's almost all. This little intie is over. You can say what you want to make this interview informative, and do not forget to conclude! Good luck in the future.

My new record is coming out soon, even more technical and fast than before. Check out http://www.geocities.com/dysphemic0 or http://www.myspace.com/dysphemic  theres a heap of mp3ís from my new record to listen to. Iíd just like to give a lot of Thanks for your support out there, and keep supporting underground artists.