i.d.: this is our first release as a collective. a lot of these tracks were finished by Spaghetti Blacc months ago, but the collaborations took time to piece together. This was also the most expensive album to record in Blacc Ski Weekend's history. Even outside of purchased gear, any device that came within our reach got recorded and thrown onto this album, and probably even remixed.
2. How would you describe your musical sound that is presented on the album?
i.d: espionage rap, ceremonial music, noise. A lot of stuff inspired by old playstation/saturn soundtracks.
3. What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects you explore with your music?
i.d: keeping it raw, honestly, not that masturbatory intellectualism, "let me preach at you" type game. That aint what I'm trying to hear. In the rap game we, unfortunately, need to navigate through a phenomenon called "Terminal Woke Worship." There are a lot of references to dated American movies/video games/pop music because I wanted the listener to feel the hopelessness of being complicit in violent consumerist culture and the horrid side effects of this brainwashing. I think maybe album this started out as commenting on some themes in current American society, politics and pop culture, but that's a lot to unpack without knowing all the answers of how to fix all this shit, and I'm not really even used to speaking on something like this, so eventually that lens tilts and focuses inwards, for me at least. I don't place ourselves above America or its problems, so the story just kinda fit as (un)naturally as we do as a unit. Maybe I got a little too honest, though...there are tracks I'm not trying to listen to all the way through. I mean, some of us even work for the government. I was just trying to get all these govt employees to band together, fondle machines, and change NYC through angsty sounds. But true to NYC lifestyle, most of the concepts and themes are developed up until to the point of collapse, and even then debris is stacked on top of ruins. Everything is accelerated to its self destruction point, without exception.
4. What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'iMMANENT.dOMAIN'?
i.d: i guess its a bad pun like everyone else's name, but there turned out to be a running theme in these songs with identity, or identification. So, all the band members have ID cards and need to check into the facility & log into my facebook profile in order to collaborate with Spaghetti at the actual immanent domain, where the album was recorded. That's what the album cover is depicting as well.
5. Has there been any live shows or is this strictly a studio Project?
i.d: Spaghetti Blacc & Volatile Hank will be on tour in Thailand and Indonesia in late August of this year performing some of the material from the album. SB & T will probably play shows after that covering some of the other material too. Other members could be out performing these tracks and honestly I wouldn't even know.
6. Can you tell us a little bit more about 'Blacc Ski Weekiend Industries'?
i.d: Founded by Spaghetti Blacc in 2013, Blacc Ski Weekend has produced albums of various genre styles, video games, audiobooks, animated short films, there were even some comic book projects that were discontinued.
7. How has the feedback been to your music by your fans so far?
i.d: positive! I didn't think people were used to switching gears so violently from rap to harsh noise to gamelan infused synthpop, so I'm glad we tried that. This album will be released in a 3cd set this summer.
8.What is going on with some of the other musical projects some of the band members are a part of?
i.d: Cy is working on a new rap tape, his fourth I believe. Spaghetti Blacc will have a feature on that tape. THERAVADA will be releasing a lot of projects in the remainder of this year that I'm pretty excited about, many of which produced by Rob Chambers plus a lot of other talented musicians too. They will most likely release stuff under the "Trilogy" project too. ZMD is still working on Vol 13. Wanted Dead or Alive Productions is a new label very closely related to Blacc Ski Weekend Industries, and they're putting out some new rap material too. Spaghetti will be involved in a lot of these projects, to a much smaller degree. A lot of them are simply being produced at the "domain".
9. Where do you see this project heading into musically during the future?
i.d: There's a music video coming out soon for "Increased Security". Spaghetti Blacc & T will be releasing a sequel album that primarily focuses on espionage-rap and themes of "new humanity"
10. What are some of the bands or musical styles that have had an influence on your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?
i.d: Kool Keith & Susumu Hirasawa. I guess this album was also in part influenced by Les Rallizes Denudes live videos.
11. Does Occultism play any role in your music?
i.d: We have our suspicions about who among us is smuggling in the influence of occultism. At this time we cannot say.
12. What are some of your non musical interests?
i.d: exercise, water, espionage, self flagellation.
13. Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
i.d: Shouts out to Jozef Boza for the art. Shouts out to HMW for the interview. Shouts out to everybody for listening and supporting.