Federalist 0A

Christian & Henrik

Interdictor in the studio

After a very long time we are very happy to present a new release from the Interdictor camp. So why did it take more than 4 years? After the release of Noumenon we had some interest from a label. But we decided to continue on our own. After the release of Spectrograph there was some renewed interest and we met up with a representative during Electronic Summer 2014.

Nothing was decided but there was some mutual interest and we could obviously need som help with promotion. The idea of a physical release was also rather interesting. Therefore we decided to give it a shot and started working on an album. Things progressed pretty good and after four years we are almost there. We have around 10 songs more or less finished.

BUT, when we sat down and thought about it, we realised that being independent and having full control of what we do is half the fun. We once again decided to continue like before. We embraced the whole process and are now doing mastering for our selves. So for now Interdictor is in control of every single step from idea to the release.

That also means we will continue releasing stuff in the digital EP-format. The EP is called Automaton 0x01 and will be released during the autumn. Today we release one of the songs from that EP in three different versions. There is the English version that will be present on the EP. There is a Swedish version and there is a Danish version. This song is called Federalist 0A.

We are very happy to present a guest appearance by Claus Larsen of Leaether Strip on the Danish version (Federalist 0a 2d). Leaether Strip has been around for ages and always been a major inspiration for Interdictor. Support Leaether Strip over at bandcamp.

Claus Larsen of Leæther Strip

Claus Larsen of Leæther Strip

We think the Danish version of Federalist 0a turned out really good. Claus singing and the danish language is just perfect for this song! For now we hope you will enjoy this single release and we will get back really soon with the complete EP. All songs released under a Creative Commons License. Please download and distribute like you want to.


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Teaser II


It’s about a month since the the first teaser and it´s about time for another one. This is the second song from our upcoming release to reach pre mastering state. We have been working hard to improve our production quality and mixes lately. That´s not the most fun part of creating music but hopefully it will payoff in the end product.

So here it is, a few beats from another new song. We will be back shortly after finishing the mix of another one. Hope you like it!

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Live industrial music


I am traveling by train to Gothenburg while writing this. I just realized that it was almost 4 years since I last visited a true industrial live show. 4 years??? It´s actually the same band (FLA) playing this time as it was back in 2010. Is this the state our scene has come to? Just a few big bands that can afford to play live all over the world. Or am I just picky when it comes to what I choose to listen to?

Well I don´t know but tonight is going to be great, Interdictor will get together and discuss our upcoming release, drink some beer and end the night watching one of the best industrial acts ever. They managed to survive and evolve all these years, that´s almost as amazing as the music itself.

If anyone is up for a beer together with Interdictor we will announce our presence via Twitter and Facebook.

See ya!

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One of those weeks


This week was one of those weeks! The idea was that I should have completed some drum programming and sound design for a song on our next release. Out came nothing. After a few night´s with too little sleep I kind of crashed in bed two night´s in a row and woke up the day after feeling tired all over again. I wanted so bad to go further with the music but sometime there´s just not enough energy and time left and you need to rest before things get out of hand.

I wish I could put more time into music and less time into work but that´s not going to happen anytime soon, and I am absolutely not complaining about it. In fact it makes me kind of pissed when spoiled artist wants to stop time or even travel backwards to a time when they could make a living out of music.

Sure I understand that it feels like shit when you all of a sudden have to find a boring job instead of doing what you really want to do all day long. But hey, welcome to reality. Either you adapt or you find yourself stuck in yesterday, and I promise you yesterday is a lonely place.


I could go on forever talking about more philosophic aspects of the value of art and so on. But let us leave that for now. When I was tired as hell I came to think about how I started with music. Since the age of twelve (when I bought my first computer) I have been spending many hours every day in front of the computer writing computer programs.

When I got my first job at 19 I got employed as a computer programmer and I continued programming when I came home at night. One night many years later something inside of me just said stop. It´s too late to change career but I need something else to do in my spare time before my head explodes.


You could think that resting is a good thing to do in your spare time. But I really need to do something creative to feel good, I need to express myself in artistic ways. Believe it or not, computer programming is art. At least for some of us. I don´t remember how, but I found an online course in music theory.

A few hours later I knew about the harmonic series and I had a new passion in life. First of all I bought the software Reason and from there on things evolved quickly. I knew Henrik since before and I asked him to mentor me a bit when I had problems understanding things.

I wrote some lyrics for Henriks work and we started working more together. Henrik is the experienced musician and talented composer while I am more of the knob twisting newcomer with the crazy ideas and the thematic vision. I think we complete each other in some ways. And nowadays my house is full of analog synths.


When I started I promised myself one simple thing. Never, never, never start projects like I did with my computer programming. Projects that I had to complete and projects someone else but me would be a stakeholder in. Well that failed totally and I am happy for it! I love doing what we do with Interdictor. I guess I’m not that good at everyday communication but this makes me vent stuff that I can´t express in other ways.

There will come a new week for drum programming and hopefully I will get some sleep so I can concentrate better this time. Things wasn´t just bad anyway. Henrik laid down some very nice parts for one of the new songs. That song is full of emotions and that´s where Henriks composing really shines.

We are really looking forward to completing the songs now, and we will try really hard to do so before or just after the end of this year. Time is short so we won’t make any promises, but stay tuned!

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Industrial (Alternative) clubs

I really do love to drink beer and listen to music. In fact it has to be one of my favorite hobbies. 😉 It´s something in that combination that just sets my soul free and lights up the creative parts of my brain. But every time I take the time to party with some friends I tend to end up in moody dark pubs just because I can´t stand the music of ordinary places. It´s too loud and too… well I think I will spare you my honest opinion on mainstream music, let´s just state that I can´t stand it. And finding places that play decent music in Sweden is almost impossible so, dark pubs it is.


But every time I travel to a new town I try to find clubs that give me the opportunity to listen to Industrial or at least alternative music. Henrik and I have visited Slimelight in London a few times. Last year I tried K17 in Berlin. K17 was a really nice place with an easy atmosphere, it was so nice that I came back the next day and partied until ridiculously late. There were some kind of Depeche Mode night the second evening. I actually do like Depeche Mode but listening to every song from Speak and Spell until Violator nonstop was a bit to much. But still K17 was really nice.


On the 2 of may until the 5 of may I will be staying in Budapest. I do not have any high hopes of finding a nice Industrial club but if someone out there know a place that can serve me some nice beer and alternative music in the capitol of Hungary, please let me know!!!

And by the way. Henrik and I are working more frequently with our new material now. Thematics are there, lyrics are there, the name of the release is set and we have a nice idea about the artwork already. All songs are blueprinted and we are now in some kind of sound design phase. We will be posting updates on the status as things progress.

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Noumenon on your favorite service


Noumenon is now available on several streaming and digital download services. Rumors about restrictions for buying the songs reached us. Some services are only available in certain areas. This is something that make us sad, but it´s up to the service providers. We really do not want that kind of restrictions for our music, but at the same time we want you to be able to use any service you like. What restrictions they choose and why they do it, well we are as puzzled as everyone else!

I do painfully remember when the latest Nitzer Ebb album was released. A spectacular comeback that made me feel really nostalgic and hopeful. I sat there in the middle of the night with my credit card ready. iTunes was first out so I put the album in my cart and check out. My purchase was rejected because it was not a US credit card.

I got really pissed and downloaded the songs from a service that was free of charge. My attitude to these kind of things is pretty much that music should be available free for all. But if you really like it and want to support the guys doing it (so that they can produce more of it) there should be an easy way to pay as much or as little as you want. I think that Nitzer Ebb really deserved my money that night but they were screwed by their distributors.

That is one of the reasons you are able to download our songs for free in the music section or to stream them via Soundcloud. Nowadays I am a paying customer of Spotify. I think it´s a really good service that adds a value for me as a customer. Search, playlists, offline sync, mobile services. The only thing I really miss is the ability to buy a larger package for my household. One account per person is not going to work for a family.

Spotify is simply worth the money for me. I can only hope that as much of that money as possible reaches the people who deserve it. My personal favourite service might not be the choice for everyone. There´s probably a special feature in another service that you really need. And the most important thing is that you, the listener feel comfortable and happy. So we tried to put our songs on as many services as possible. Just try to search for Interdictor on your favorite service:

Apple iTunes
Amazon MP3
Xbox Music
Google Music Store
Muve Music
MySpace Music

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