Davor: Ok so about the new album ("Lieder sind Brüder der Revolution"), how does it differ from the last one and what could you say about it, some special stuff?
Jari: We went to a better studio and we worked together with a guy named Guido Lucas who's really into noise-rock and stuff. And I would say the biggest difference would be the fact that it conveys the energy of our live performance better.
André: And the last record ("Dÿse" - 2007, Exile on Mainstream) was influenced by the last years of Dÿse, like „you make songs, go in the practice room and make songs for maybe four years or something like that and then you record an album", and this album was like thinking and really hard working on the songs.
Jari: in a really short time. So it sounds really fresh.
André: Yeah. And spontaneous.
Davor: So since you mentioned the producer who is into the noise-rock stuff, could you recommend some German bands that people who like Dÿse might be into?
André: Maybe Ulma... or er...
Jari: The noise-rock scene is not so big in Germany but we have like a new generation of bands like Don Vido, a band from Lepzieg, it's a really cool band, then Mukra from Erfurt, they're 18 years old but really really good, and also SchnAAk from Berlin with whom we are good friends and tour together and so on. There is also a label called Discorporate Records that puts out a lot of noise-rock stuff.
André: But I think they give a shit about that noise-rock thing.
Jari: Exactly. They do what they want.André: Yeah. Have fun with music, be spontaneous, find your own sound and your inner self and do what you want. It's like a punk attitude. Yeah.
Davor: Do you have any side projects, could you say something about your ex-bands, your plans and maybe something about your day-jobs and how you...
Jari: Haha yeah, how we earn money and spend our free time and stuff?
Jari: I'm still studying, I'm almost finished. As for projects, we have just Dÿse. We often play with other people in our practice room, or we perform with them or we invite them to studio, but always as Dÿse. What we're doing next year is we will have a small tour with ten people playing Dÿse songs, and everybody has a mask so the audience won't know when the real Dÿse is playing, and after every song we would switch and so everybody would play just two songs.
André: I started my own company few years ago, and did every job I could. Now it came to the point when the focus is really just on doing music. Touring should end in April, and we plan to make some new records. We'll see what turns out.Jari: And as for the bands we've played in, I played in a stoner-rock band called Rodeo Queen, but we split up because of Dÿse, also since they have families now so it was a bit hard to go on tour with them and stuff. The other stuff is just too old to speak I think.
André: I played in band called Volt. It was kinda famous in southern Germany and Austria, and it was some really more strange music. Like the early Melvins and stuff like that. Jari: In our free time we just count the money we earn with Dÿse of course.
André: But it's hard to spend the money. It's just too much. [laughs]
Jari: Yeah. It's much. I have two Ferrari's now, and a helicopter.
André: Do you want a helicopter?
Davor: No thanks. I have my own. So the next question is about what you mentioned, working with other bands and changing musicians on the stage. Two years ago you played with Tigrova Mast here in Zagreb, you talked about touring with SchnAAk, I remember in Linz you played with Carusella, it was Monstermann if I rememeber correctly, so are there some other bands you're connected with, and do you think you're part of some international scene or something?
André: It's all about friendships. It's like, we don't give a fuck how a band works, what is their specific sound and so on. If there is a friendship or if we have a good feeling about the band, there are just spontaneous ideas to change musicians on stage or invite them to play some stuff with us... It's just spontaneous ideas.
Jari: We'd definitely like to play with other bands more often. Sometimes after shows we talk to musicians and we're all like „Yeah we have to do something", but it's really hard to hold a connection and to make a project. When we're making a record, we will often invite people to the studio, or we will send them mp3's and they could go to some other studio and record guitar or voice and then they send it back and we put it on a record, cause sometimes it's just too big of a project to invite people to come to a studio with us and record.
André: But it's always based on the friendship with the people.Jari: Yeah. We just want to have fun. For example in Linz, before the show we told Carusella: „hey c'mon you know the song Monstermann, let's do it together", and it's an easy song. So it just turned out fun.
Davor: Yeah, and great.
Jari: Yeah... [cut off]
Jari: [laughter] yes! Dÿsella! It was really funny.
Davor: So you were talking about how the whole creative process was really spontaneous on the new record, but let's say for the next record, is there a desired sound? Maybe if you could give some references to bands who had similar ethics, like from 90's onwards.
Jari: Ah... Well... Yeah... André: Umm...
Davor: Is there some focus, some desired sound?
André: Apsolutelly not.
Jari: We don't focus on things to be honest. It's more like the moment. When you start doing something, it just happens. It just falls out of us.
André: Yeah. You've got the influences that you get from your life, from what you eat maybe. And that's all. That's how you feel. And how you feel you do in the music. You can't lie. Maybe in the studio you can, but if you're in a good mood, it will be a good record. But if you're in bad shape, nothing will work. And... dunno. It's up to the moment.
Jari: Yeah. And of course, we listen to a lot of music, and we're I think also influenced by a lot of bands, I don't know. But we don't try to find ways to sound a little bit like this or that band. We love to listen to opera, to classical music, to jazz, drum and bass, death-metal and punk-rock, and I'm sure we bring it all in our music; but how we do it, I don't know and we don't plan. And I guess that's why people put describe our music so differently and put us in various genres.
Davor: Ok. So I think you covered pretty much everything relevant with your answers. So now we will finish in a jovial tone. Bruno who was with us in Linz has thought of a finishing question just before the interview. One train is going from Berlin, and the other train is going from Leipzieg. They're on a collision course. The driver of the train from Leipzieg is listening to Dÿse, and the driver of the train from Berlin is listening to Lionel Ritchie. Which driver has a better chance of surviving, and why?
Jari: [laughs] Well first I hope everyone will survive. And I don't care which train they sit in. I hope they have a party and then jump out to safety in time.
André: I think these two trains will take another route and crash and melt and come back as a zombie, eat brain and rock! [shows the devil metal thing with fingers]
Photo by Ante Senjanović (here you can see the whole gallery of Dÿse show in Zagreb)