A few weeks ago, we reviewed Beyond, the latest full-length from Swiss neo-classical / electronica duo Egopusher. For those of you who haven’t read this review, our main takeaway was that these guys are really into sci-fi movies and have something of a natural knack for creating music that has cinema quality to it. Their records, this one included, are like soundtracks to imaginary movies. To learn a bit more about what makes Egopusher tick, we contacted Alessandro Giannelli and Tobias Preisig for a breezy, little chat.
Where is Beyond?
Tobias: Beyond is the unknown, it’s the unexpected, it’s what follows the future.
Would you like to go there?
Alessandro: Oh absolutely! We are constantly trying to time travel with our music. It’s our vehicle to explore the unknown.
Save planet Earth or pack up and go outta space?
Tobias: Pack up and go outta space seems more realistic then saving the planet right now… (laughter)
Your all-time favourite space movie?
Tobias: Interstellar, maybe?
Alessandro: I really liked Moon, which is much more quiet. But Interstellar is a true masterpiece.
What type of sci-fi / fantasy technology would you love to get your hands on?
Tobias: Beaming of course.
Your all-time favourite soundtrack?
Alessandro: We both love Francis Lai’s Bilitis very much. What a melody!
The future of clubbing, any ideas?
Alessandro: Everyone lying in bed with a chip in their head, connected to some computer. Matrix style! And perfectly physically distanced.
In light of what’s going on, should we still be hopeful?
Tobias: Of course! It’s what brings us further. It’s not the moment to put our heads into the ground, although that might be quite comfortable.
What is the next thing on your to-do list?
Alessandro: We want to go to the mountains, see snow and write an ambient album in 5 days.
Photo by Simon Habegger