17 Jul 2020

'Kooba Tercu Vs Rocket's John O'Carroll' – interview in Rocking.gr

Rocking.gr asked Rocket's John O'Carroll to interview Kooba Tercu and Kooba Tercu to interview Rocket's John O'Carrol:

Kooba Tercu: "Kharrub brighter, Proto-Tekno more ominous"
An unusual dialogue between the band and its record company

Starting in Athens, Crete and London, amid the ruins of a dilapidated structure and a terrifying dystopia, Kooba Tercu returned on May 22 with the album "Proto Tekno". Rhythmic "mantra", dynamic outbursts and experimental attacks compose the main components of the new work of the six-member band released by the historic British company. In particular, Rocket Recordings has been active for over 20 years and has released albums of major bands and different musical orientations such as Ufommamut, Goat, Petbrick and Pigsx7 which are one of the bands with the heaviest stoner sound in Britain at the moment. Initiated by Kooba Tercu, the following interview is a dialogue between the band and one of the two Rocket Recordings executives , John O'Caroll. The band answers the questions asked by John O'Caroll and vice versa. The result solves many of our questions about the mentality of the band but also reveals the intentions and current concerns of a record company in the years 2020.

John O'Caroll of Rocket Recordings at Kooba Tercu

The cover of the new album "Proto Tekno" depicts an illustration of a temple from Southeast Asia, through which they pass through large tree roots. In this I personally see an analogy with the climate that currently exists in the world. What is the symbolism behind choosing this image?

One of the topics that fascinates us is the exploration of dipoles and tensions between the old and the new, the city and the countryside, human culture and nature, underdevelopment and technology, opposition and coexistence. It is true that the development of the capitalist world sometimes gives the impression that it is accelerating simply to disintegrate more violently. Returning to the cover, the existing building is not uninhabited. These almost mechanical roots are an eco-technological local infrastructure that has not yet become a reality. These parasitic lichens break down metals from waste and make them available in biomass cycles. The slow-moving debris can hit satellites, even if they learn quickly ... By the way, for us,...

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