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Originally from Misfits Mag, 2016

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Factfile

Who: Ghost Future
Where: France
What: Musicians


So, who are you?

Two human beings trying to do the good around them and fight inner and exterior demons on a daily basis. 

Where are you from?

France, Earth, Third planet orbiting around our Sun, the Milky way.

What time is it where you are?

We are in a time where the human race is at a crossroad between enlightenment and extinction.

What do you do?

Dream of space travelling, care for Mother Nature, enjoy life through creation.

Who or what are you influenced by? 

Leela Slime: I’d say that my biggest musical influences are Bjork, The Knife and Massive Attack. Am also very influenced by the Riot Grrrl alternative feminist movement that built up my personality when I was a teen.

I learned a lot musically and aesthetically from icons like Debbie Harry, Siouxsie Sioux, Lydia Lunch and the one I really feel close the most to, Patti Smith. I’m also fascinated by Nature and its morphogenesis, by the mystical and magical power of energies.

Slimewolf: Musically I would say Ween, Prince, The Knife, Andre 3000, Massive Attack, Haus Arafna, Armando Gallop, Throbbing Gristle and their side-projects Psychic TV, Chris &Cosey or Coil) to name a few.

What influences me in general is science, witchcraft, social interactions (good or bad ones), old-school skateboard culture, magic mushrooms and death.

Are you one of those people who like really loves technology?

Leela Slime: Definitely, but be careful with this though.

Slimewolf: I am a technology enthusiast, as long as its purpose or potential do not harm life forms.

Do you still listen to music? If so, what's been the best stuff you've heard all year? 

Leela: I listen to a lot of music and am totally open. The wider the styles I listen to, the more it boosts my creativity. The best albums I’ve heard so far this year are Useless by Bones and Miraculé from the French rapper Niro. 

Slimewolf: Music all day, everyday as long as it's radical and innovative. The best stuff I heard this year is material from The Stand4rd and all their solo and common projects.

Do you read? Tell us about good books you read this year?

Leela Slime: I really like reading, but since a few years I've been reducing my book consumption, I don't have as much time as before. I really like novels from Alejandro Jodorowsky, Georges Orwell, Marquis de Sade, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Charles Bukowski.

I'd suggest to the read the amazing Egyptian Book Of The Dead and Just Kids by Patti Smith 

Slimewolf: I am not a big literature nerd to be honest, so I mainly like to entertain myself when reading.

Not necessarily this year but I would say I am into everything by Baudelaire, Rimbaud, Verlaine, Friedrich Nietzsche, Michel Onfray, Edgar Allan Poe, H.P Lovecraft, Stephen King, H.G Wells, Ray Bradbury. 


I am also a huge fan of comic books especially cyberpunk stuff such as Ranxerox drawn by Liberatore, everything by Enki Bilal and also all comic books written by Jodorowsky.

What are you currently working on? 

Leela Slime: I'm working on training and educating our puppy dogs, getting to know better photography, our future music video concepts and our second album.

Slimewolf: Mainly working on becoming a more balanced person, reducing my stress and anxiety. Also making our songs the most dynamic and powerful possible sonically speaking and getting to know more about the new audio equipment that we got to produce the second album.

So do you fancy yourself as some kind of artist or what? 

Leela Slime: We don’t fancy ourselves. We don’t look at the mirror so much, except for hygienic purpose.

Slimewolf: But we like to dress well and weirdly.

'Quit... quit... you should quit... you should quit... you should... you should...'. Should you quit? 

Slimewolf: If we ever quit, our only wish will be to work in a wildlife park or any kind of job which involves helping people and/or work with animals. 

Are you just in it for the money? 

Leela Slime: I don’t think so. Otherwise I’d just start a business. Lydia Lunch said: “If it's for the money, you're not doing art. You're doing commerce”. I kinda agree with that.

Slimewolf: Of course I want to make a living out of our creations, who doesn’t want to, but not millions I don't care about being rich, just enough to live decently and travel a bit. 

I would add that we make music not marketing and money doesn't affect the way we compose music. 

We like and are influenced sometimes by mainstream artists but when we try to do something similar it always end up turning into something weird and hybrid, we always mix several music genres and influences in one song. Innovation is about mixing established codes in an unexpected way to destroy them.


Overall, disseminate a positive message around us through our songs is our main goal.

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Ghost Future just released their full length album available here.

Credits

Q & A conducted by: Marc Louis-Boyard

Photography: Ema Discordant

Stylist: Ambra Fiorenza

Ghost Future's first music video is available here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PVLAYBozhac