2005, Paris, France
Interviewer: Yannick Blay or Alyz Tale? (www.elegy.fr)
Mark Krol seems to have participated to Ghost Fish. In what way ?
Mark wrote lyrics for ‘Skin Meadow’.
What are the main themes in Ghost Fish?
Consideration of these themes is like diving into seas of emotional contrast: isolation vs closeness; alienation vs community; parting vs reunion; exile vs acceptance…. ghosts can be participants, or cohabitants, in what we call reality.
Ghost Fish differs a lot musically to your previous works…. It seems very much based on guitars & drums. It is rawer more rock. How do you explain?
Yes… no explanation, except to quote the poet Walt Whitman: “I contradict myself…”
A few specific words or anecdotes about ‘Cigar of the Red king’ / ‘The lonely King’?
“You won’t believe your cigar / When she tells you to roll”:
If Hades could smoke a cigar, I imagine he’d be rolling one in this studio… An underground cavern of concrete, with phantasmagoric red walls… a den for sleepy eccentrics…
And ‘Skin Meadow’?
Someone handed me an electric guitar and all this energy came in a rush…. “Those legions of sleeping moons / Lay regions of a silver platoon: / Rain on pages, melting notions / Washing debris away… My skin meadow for you!” (Lyrics by Mark Krol)