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20 -August -2017 - 01:25

ETHEREAL RIFFIAN

Psychedelic stoner doom / Kiev, Ukraine.

 

Blitz Interview.

Questions answered by Val Kornev, band’s frontman.

1. Let's start with the presentation. Introduce your band. Maybe a few words about the history of the band?

Our band was formed in 2010. Since that time we have toured Europe three times, released 2 full-length albums, single, live album, EP, music video, documentary video about the band and now we’re finishing the work on DVD.

2. Everybody, as a rule, gives stylistic labels. What about you, how do you stylistically indicate your music?

It’s difficult to label it because throughout our creative work we’ve been into doom, stoner, rock, psychedelic, progressive, experimental and contemplative music.

Journalists in Ukraine sometimes label us as shamanic rock. I like that.

3. Your albums are already available to the listener. Is there something that unites them, or there is something individual in each of them?

Our albums are united by one huge story which reveals itself through the books that accompany each release. Main themes of our creative work are self-development, full advancement of human potential and the idea of spiritual liberation in different schools of spiritual thought.

4. If you separate the music from the lyrics, what is more important to you? Or is it still a mutually complementary symbiosis?

There’s no way to separate them. They’re one.

5. Do you create ideas for visual creation of your music (cover) by yourself?

Most of the item I create them; however I appreciate the input from the artists that we work with.

6. What about the live performances? How does the public perceive your work?

We dedicate a lot of time to prepare for our live gigs and we don’t perform that often, that’s why our listeners are always hungry for our music.

7. Is there any foreign bands that influenced your music, style, lyrics? If there, which ones?

Of course. Firstly it was mostly stoner/doom bands like Sleep, Acid King, Yob, High on Fire and classic rock bands like Pink Floyd and Black Sabbath. However, later we expanded our musical landscapes and now we get inspiration from every genre of music (from Muse to Gyuto Monks of Tibet). 

8. Which Ukrainian doom / stoner / occult groups do you like? Recommend someone to the readers.

Somali Yacht Club, BOMG, Mother Witch & Dead Water Ghosts, Soom, Celophys, Stoned Jesus.

9. Share your plans for the future?

Release the DVD, finish the second book and work on the third full-length album.

10. Good luck and thanks for your time.

May peace be with you.

 

Discography:

"Shaman's Visions" full-length 2011

"Dkyil Khor" single 2012

"Aeonian" full-length 2014

"Youniversal Voice" live album 2016

"I AM. Deathless" EP 2016

 

Links to social media:

http://etherealriffian.bandcamp.com/

https://www.facebook.com/etherealriffian

https://twitter.com/EtherealRiffian

https://myspace.com/etherealriffian

https://www.instagram.com/etherealriffian/

https://www.reverbnation.com/etherealriffian

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXvxNJpBTx9o_ftjD8sAf6w

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lWiiSmEdmuU&t=1026s – documentary

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q65_rRdmuL0 – music video 

 

 

 

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