Grovjobb seems they can better manage musical instruments rather than words. Neither in the worst case we had to deal with such a cryptic and hermetic answers... Not to mention that we had to wait more than 4 months to get hold of them! We apologize with our readers if it looks like a joke: in other situations this interview would remain unpublished. In the end we decided to publish it... All in all it is just a matter of few minutes! Grovjobb's works do deserve more visibility. Good reading.
Differently from other Swedish bands, who play a modern genre of music with influences from the past, time seems to have stopped for you. Your music sounds like it’s really coming directly from early Seventies. Where does this great love for the music from the past come from?
It was a great time for experiment and combination of different styles in music from the late sixties and the early seventies. There´s always something new to discover in this music.
Do you listen to only music from the past or do you like also some more contemporary things?
When we started we were inspired by bands who mixed rock and folkmusic in the 60´s and 70´s.
Later on has our music been more and more influenced by the classical indian music and folkmusic.
At this time we're listening to new recordings as well.
Do you think that your music may be defined as “progressive”? Why?
Our music can be described as progressive in that way that were mix psychedelic influences with folkmusic and classical indian music.
We always try to make something new out of our different influences.
Did you try to obtain a rough recording quality intentionally to give the feeling of a album from Seventies?
All our albums are recorded live in the studio. We really want to have a feeling of a live recording.
What kind of response did your music get, locally and internationally?
We got good response from people who likes this kind of music but we don't belong to the big music scene.
Where does your interest for Indian raga (particularly evident in your last album) come from ?
I´ve been a student of Roop Verma (master of sitar) during a lot of years.
This has affected the structure of the music. Now you can here elements of the indian raga in our music.
A characteristic of your music is the one which makes it develop very slowly in crescendo over a repetitive theme. Do you think that your music is a medium for meditation?
I do hope that the audience of our music feels carried away by the music and maybe can reach a meditative state.