DEATH IN JUNE [INTERVIEW] Jusqu’ici tout va bien Deux ans après sa tournée avortée pour risque de troubles à l’ordre public et autres motifs ubuesques, Death In June revient finalement en France début mai pour terminer ce qu’il avait commencé, avec deux concerts surprises à Paris et Marseille. Petit rappel des événements et entretien avec Douglas Pearce, vilain petit canard de la scène neofolk et éternel martyr de la liberté d’expression. En pleine ère post-Charlie, Death In June revient donc hanter la France en la mettant face à ses contradictions….
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What do you mean, symbolically, by The Rule of Thirds, which is first of all a principle of photographic composition ? It was the rule of photographic composition that I was initially thinking of as, being a photographer myself and designing most of the Death In June CD/LP sleeves and promo photos over the years, I have based many, many of my photos I’ve taken for Death In June and other projects on this but then it soon dawned on me that it had other connotations for me and others….
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“The Rule of Thirds” seems to illustrate the most classic appearances of your songwriting, in relation with the vision youve put on folk music. Did you since the beginning wish to touch this very minimal ans acoustic aspect of the music ? Youre correct in respect that I think Ive been gradually deconstructing Death In June over this 21st Century. Certainly, in the live arena and now, on record. But, also there appear to be so many groups now, either consciously or unconsciously, sounding like classic Death In June that I…
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Hello Douglas With The Snow Bunker Tapes, you decided to release the original versions on the guitar of the songs that were to be interpreted on the piano for Peaceful Snow. Did this will to release these raw versions come from the last tour you made in Europe in which you played some of these songs accompanied with the guitar? Yes, absolutely. I was being asked by fans if they could listen to the entire album as it was originally conceived on guitar. As I was playing on guitar 3-5…
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