TELL US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT YOUR NEW SINGLE
Obsolete Future is our third single and it is an instrumental theme that combines sounds and styles from the old times, actual and with some futuristic electronic touches.
HOW DID YOU GO ABOUT THE SONGWRITING PROCESS?
We work by distance: Dani from London and me from Spain. We are sending ideas between us and we work around them until we get something that we both are happy. It’s a very slow process as we can’t get feedback in real-time and being in different places and with different routines, it can delay the whole process a lot. Despite that; we are extremely happy with the final results and we won’t stop writing even if it takes us months to write one song.
WHAT INSPIRED THE SINGLE?
We like to write our songs based on our thoughts about current problems in society: injustice, historical events…
"Obsolete Future" is about the path humanity have chosen: a path that the further we go, the more retrograde we become.
WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE TRACK?
I would say the "The falling man" is one of my favourites. Mainly because it was our first song as Halogram and during the writing process we had a clear idea of which direction we had to take for the future songs and the choices to define our music style. Also the theme of that song (the 11th of September events) is very significant for me.
WHO ARE YOUR BIGGEST INFLUENCES?
Our influences are classic bands such as Black Sabbath and Deep Purple, Metallica, Iron Maiden, In Flames, Helloween, Angra, Dream Theater, and also more "actual" bands such as Gojira, Periphery, Animals as Leaders, Plini and Intervals.
WHAT RECORD CHANGED YOUR LIFE?
I got 2! Metallica “Black Album” and Dream Theater “Scenes From A Memory”, those two albums really helped me out to take the right direction for the music style I wanted to do.
WHAT WOULD YOU BE DOING IF YOU DIDN'T MAKE MUSIC?
I do not know what I would be doing today if I didn’t choose a music career, probably it would be something related to arts creativity.
WHO WOULD YOU LIKE TO RECORD ONE OF YOUR SONGS, AND WHICH ONE?
We would love to have the drummer KJ Sawka from Pendulum to record the drums in all songs! His unique style would bring something very unique to our compositions. He is a very good friend of ours and he was always very interested to collaborate with Halogram, but due his busy agenda we couldn’t find the right time to do it. Hopefully in the next single!
HOW DID YOU FORM THE BAND?
Daniel and I met playing at a festival back in 1997 in Galicia/Spain. We were playing in different bands at that time and coincidentally 3 years later we ended up working together, as professional musicians in the same band, touring all around Spain for 2 years. After that period, Daniel left the band and moved to London. We maintained contact and it was in 2017 when we decided to start working in HALOGRAM. The distance wasn’t a problem!
WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO ANYONE STARTING OUT?
My advice is to listen a lot of music and develop the “playing with your ears” technique. Also set a routine and to be constant is very important. And finally, never lose the illusion and try to write and play with your heart.
WHAT IS NEXT?
Our goals for this year are to continue writing new songs, try to get to the maximum audience as possible and to grow our fanbase. So if your readers want to help us with that task…. Please check our social media sites, listen us in spotify, add our songs in your playlists…follow, subscribe, comment …. We really are open to answer any questions and interact with our fanbase. Thanks again for this interview!