I first had the privilege of hearing Sintetico Ministerio a few months back as they sent me some music to review. I soon discovered this trio from Brazil had an amazing sound that was 100% original. Sintetico Ministerio's strong suit is their amazing originality and cutting edge look and sound Sintetico Ministerio in English means Synth Ministry, hence Sintetico is like saying Synthpop in European. As you listen to their music you will notice many interesting electronic soundscapes, driving rhythms, and pulsating bass groves layered throughout the production. Enter the sinister vocal tandems of Snow and Gutisk the music gets even more dark and foreboding. This interview conducted in October 2009 I spoke with vocalist Gutisk about this amazing upcoming trio
IMD Sintetico Ministerio is a pretty original band name can you tell us more about it and it’s origins. What the inspiration?
SM It's a tribute really. A tribute to a style - synth pop, and ministerio is a tribute to the amazing band Ministry.
IMD You guys are from Brazil. Many people her in the US are a bit unfamiliar with the Brazilian ,music scene. How is the music culture out there?
SM Musical culture in Brazil is very strong, but controlled by the wrong people. Radios and record charge fee to play the music.
IMD Question for Jhonny Darko - your songs give off a creepy NIN vibe, while others make a more cheerful impression reminiscent of classic 80’s techno. What are some of your biggest Influences as a player, and programmer?
SM I have many influences in the 80 years, such as Depeche Mode, Pet Shop Boys, Trance Like Lasgo, Dark Electro.
IMD Question for Gutisk - Have you ever heard the song “Happiness in Slavery” by NIN? Some of your songs, and live performances give off a similar vibe, can you take s deeper of the inspiration?
SM Yes I am familiar with the piece but it did not inspire me in any way. My performances are influenced by both Kung fu and Vampirism.
IMD Question for Snow - If you had to give it to one singer, who gets to be your all time favorite singer man & why?
SM My favorite singer is Gutisk, simply because it can evolve with each new song, and sound.
IMD Tell us how you guys met and formed back in 2007
SM Jhonny had the idea to create the band, he made an announcement on ORKUT Community looking for a female vocalist of the same influences, Snow was looking for a band in the same community and she found Jhonny, They did their first rehearsal and the rest is history. During disclosure, Snow met Gurtisk via the Internet, and soon after he became the third band member.
IMD Can you tell us more about pieces “Never Leave” & “Perfect Together?”
SM Both speak of love. Never Leave is all about deception and pain of loss. PErfect Together is about perfect love, strong and eternal.
IMD What inspired the song - “Clasura”
SM The movie Aeon Flux
IMD What do think separates Sintetico Ministerio from other bands?
SM We're not afraid to try something different. I think we also combine two distinct vocal performances.
"We're not afraid to try something different."
IMD It’s obvious you have a flair with your performance, tell us what you like most about playing live?
SM Thanks, we like all the songs. Nervoso cause Gutisk uses kung fu performances, and clausura cause we uses sadomasochistic performances. Each song is special to us.
IMD As a band what’s the biggest difference between a live performance, & recording in the studio?
SM We let it go more live. The studio provides more restriction and seriousness.
IMD Who are some of your favorite bands out there?
SM Dépêche mode, wolfsheim, blutengel, ian van dahl, tiesto, lasgo, seraphim shock, umbra et imago
IMD As an artist what really turns you off?
SM Snow says :Lady gaga, Vanessa da mata. Gutisk says: tokio hotel, jonas brothers and band Emo
IMD Any plans on touring outside South America? US, Europe, Japan, Australia?
SM Yes, we would like to go straight to the top and of course enjoy every moment of it.
IMD What your plan for 2010? Future Releases?
SM Make more and more live performances and new music's and achieve success
IMD Where do you want to see Sintetico Ministerio in the future?
SM In the Billboard magazine, Grammy, VMA, MTV and best radios through the world.
interview conducted by Cyrus Rhodes. Property of Indie Music Media LLC.
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