New Music Documentary about Seminal Czech Industrial/Noise Band: Interpretace

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Back in the early ’80s, when the Czech Republic was still part of Czechoslovakia, and Czechoslovakia was still behind the Iron Curtain, a cassette of Interpretace’s music got smuggled out of Czechoslovakia, and found itself in the hands of Rudolfo Protti in Northern Italy, who then released it on his record label, Old Europa Cafe.  This release introduced Western Europe to the emerging underground Industrial/Noise scene in Socialist Czechoslovakia.  Years later, an American collector bought a trunk full of Industrial/Noise cassettes and eventually posted some of his favorites to Discogs, a website for record collectors.  In 2009, Richard Charvat, one of the founding members of Interpretace, and an avid record collector himself, saw the listing on Discogs.  Until that moment, no one in the band knew that their music had been released.

Interpretace began making music in 1979, and this year they celebrate 40 years of highly original…

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Author: john hardin

Artist bio: The writer in me says: “Don’t tell them who you are, show them what you do.” The artist in me says: “It must be strong, simple, bold, yet rich with detail, but above all, original.” The filmmaker in me says: “We need to contextualize your work by weaving the roots of the Psychedelic Revolution, the Environmental Movement, Gaia Theory, Future Primitivism and musical influences from Iannis Xenakis to Bart Hopkin into a narrative that portrays an iconoclast's struggle for cultural relevance from the forested hinterlands of rural Northern California within the greater post-industrial, post-post-modern, post-reality mind-fuck of the 21st Century.” The critic in me says: “Will that guy ever shut up?” The comedian in me says: “It has to make me laugh at least once.” The engineer in me says: “Don’t forget to tell them that you do it all off-grid, with solar power, using recycled materials.” And the improvisational musician in me says: “Cut! Great job everybody!”

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