Halogram – Interview
Interview with JI: JAVIER IGLESIAS (Guitar) and DM: DANI MOURINHO (Bass) of Halogram and Pete Devine of Pete’s Rock News and Views (http://petesrocknewsandviews.com)
PD: What type of artist are you?
JI: We are a Progressive Metal/Djent instrumental project
PD:Tell us the brief history of yourself.
JI: Halogram is formed by Daniel Mourihno (Bass) and myself. We met playing at a festival back in 1997 in my hometown in Spain. At that time we were playing in different bands and 3 years later we ended up playing in the same band touring for 2 years. After that period Daniel decided to moved to London but we maintained contact all this time sharing our projects and ideas and it was in 2017 when we decided to start working in Halogram.
PD: Who are your musical and non-musical influences?
DM: My musical influences are Deep Purple, Dream Theater, Porcupine Tree… I can’t think in any non musical infuences atm.
JI:My musical influences is quite wide; the list would be endless. The list covers bands of rock music and all derivatives of this genre . I like all kind of music, all I ask is that it makes me feel good. Non-musical infuences…BATMAN
PD: What are your dreams and goals?
DM: Main goal would be to take Halogram to the next level; we worked hard to give the best of us in terms of composition and music quality. We also got amazing producers involved to get the best sound for the final mix. So we are trying hard to get the song to the maximun audience as possible. Its a very difficult task specially when you are a new band but we are doing everything that is in our hands to achieve it. Interviews like yours really help this out!
JI: yeah, my dream I think are the one that most musicians would want: be able to live from their original work so we could dedicate 100% of the time to our projects and not have to depend on other jobs.
PD. Who writes your songs, what are they about?
JI: The songs are written by ourselves. they are instrumental and We refer to day to day issues such as the victims of war, terrorist attacks, or our path as human being in the future.
DM: Well…in other words….Javier writes all the songs, and I am the one in charge to tell him how much their suck and what needs to be changed (lol)
PD: How do you promote your band and shows?
DM:We promote ourselves using our social media pages (Facebook, Instagram, Youtube). So if you haven’t subscribed or following us yet… this good time to do it so (wink! wink!)
PD: What do you think about downloading music online?
DM: I think its great to be able to get your songs available in all online music platforms worldwide with a few clicks. The music industry changed so much in the last 20 years and now we see that streaming will be the future…so we just need to adapt to this times and need to be careful with any release of physical cds…. I still got load of boxes of cds of other projects lying under my bed! haha.
JI: I think the same as Dan, but for small bands this new way to consume music made things difficult in terms of profit so we have to find other ways to monetize our work. Although, now we are able to reach a lot more people than before, and that is really good for us.
PD: What song do you wish you’d written and why?
DM: Porcupine Tree “Sentimental”, the Lyrics are amazing and the the Piano melody gives me
goosebumps everytime I listen to it. I would love to transmit that sensation with our songs
PD: What are some of your pet peeves?
DM: Raegetoon and Trap…sorry I can’t stand that!
JI: No comments… I am a really an OCD person… I couln’t mention them all
DM: I back up that haha!
PD: What is your proudest moment in music?
DM: An Arena Tour with one of my previous bands, supporting 3 Doors Down and Pop Evil. Such a nice experience playing in front of so many people.
JI: My first live gig!
PD: So what are you working on at the moment?
DM: We just have released Obsolete Future and we have started working on ideas for the next single.
PD: Tell us about your next shows and why we should be there.
JI: We have no plans to do any gigs at the moment as we are still working in new material. Once we have enough songs and the time is right we will consider to sort out some gigs in Spain and UK. That would be a good excuse to be there: Halogram debut tour!