From the mountains of Tyrol, Innsbruck hails the workaholic JOSEF NADEK, which we know for his lot of noise works on several labels around the world. Yes, JOSEF NADEK participate in our serie “13 questions to…”, but he doesn’t give us normal answers as the other musician – READ IT!!!
kulturterrorismus: Hello from Germany! We hope everything is fine with you? Where are you now? Please, tell us your story!
JOSEF NADEK: Right now I am sitting in front of the windows of my flat, watching an old man on his balcony across the street, who usually presents himself naked during summertime. Today he is not.I am just wondering… his wife on the other hand always seems to be dressed. Lucky me. I don’t like porn with old folks exclusively.
kulturterrorismus: When did you start producing noise? What or who were your early passions and influences?
JOSEF NADEK: Most likely I started producing noise, when I was born. But the first thing I clearly remember was a squeaking ray-gun for christmas, designed to make my parents go crazy. And then there was this acoustic guitar, which belonged to my uncle. At least I called him uncle, though he was no relative at all but a friend of my grandpa, who met him in prison. At WWII my so-called uncle was a member of the SA. I guess he booked a lifetime membership. But he allowed me to use his guitar. Did I mention, that I could not play the guitar?
kulturterrorismus: What are currently your main production-challenges? Give us an example!
JOSEF NADEK: To force myself back into life every morning instead of remaining dead under my blanket. Luckily there are ways to help me stay undead at least if full recovery is not possible.
kulturterrorismus: What do you usually start with when working on a new track?
JOSEF NADEK: I usually push the power button on the front of my pc. It looks stylish and gives blue light when being turned on.
kulturterrorismus: What is better? Static or rhythmic style? Why?
JOSEF NADEK: Style is of no significance as long as the musick proves itself to be authentic.
kulturterrorismus: Is there a relationship between sound and life or working day? Please tell us your opinion!
JOSEF NADEK: To be authentic means to slice your mental ulcers & let their inside trickle into filthy little tracks. Therefore I would even say, that there must be no noticeable difference between any of your personal core topics.
kulturterrorismus: Do you feel it is of importance, that your music spreads a message? How conceptional is your music or is it only for hearing without thinking? What awaits your listeners?
JOSEF NADEK: Thinking is not relevant concerning my musick. Feeling is everything. Can you literally feel the pain? I can. Fuck…
kulturterrorismus: The role of an artist is always subject to change. What’s your view on the (e.g. political/social/creative) tasks of artists today and how do you try to meet these goals in your work?
JOSEF NADEK: I give a fuck about artistic responsibility.
kulturterrorismus: There seem to be two fundamental tendencies in music today: On one hand a move towards complete virtualisation, where tracks and albums are merely released as digital files. And, on the other, an even closer union between music, artwork, packaging and physical presentation. Where do you stand between these poles?
JOSEF NADEK: One track is nothing. It is just a track. The whole album as a package makes it count. And the whole package is incomplete, when you can’t touch it, feel it, smell it, break it. Nonetheless I like digital distribution, too. But it is not nearly enough.
kulturterrorismus: Music-sharing sites and blogs as well as a flood of releases in general are confronting both listeners and artists with challenging questions. What’s your view on the value of music today?
JOSEF NADEK: I don’t think, that my musick is of any value to anybody. It is nothing but my own mental cesspit. A pile of shit may look interesting at first sight but in fact it is just a pile of shit.
kulturterrorismus: Do you see Facebook as a blessing or simply as shit? Is it right, that musicians cannot work without Facebook, if they want to be connected to their fans, make cooperations with other artists and so on?
JOSEF NADEK: Facebook is annoying but I experienced it to be somehow necessary to stay in touch mainly with labels and other artists.
kulturterrorismus: Is money the only thing, an artist can be recognized by? Or could also non-mainstream music be as successful as mainstream music?
JOSEF NADEK: Ain’t I mainstream? Where the fuck is my money?
kulturterrorismus: The last words are yours!
JOSEF NADEK: Well, I just buried my pet in my garden. I really don’t know if my hamster recognized me as an artist. Most probably he didn’t like the whole noise thing at all. I don’t like it, too. Seriously. It sucks because it confronts me with the same old shit over & over again. Shit I intended to leave behind. Maybe you are able to listen to my musick with no such hard feelings. Good luck…