From film to fashion, sport and photography, the German talent reveals the inspiration behind his spreads
March 20, 2012
The surreal German band release their new record “Homeless Information”
- Text by Christine Bierhals
Satellite Voices met Manu Rzytki of the Munich based band Parasyte Woman. She and Tobias Laemmert found their extraordinary music constellation in 2007. We spoke with the electro pop ensemble about their new release “Homeless Information” and working with visual artist Nana Dix.
The wondrous lyrics telling surreal tales of girls in pyjamas and plants that dance, tumble off her tongue in a voice as refined as that of the great Grace Jones. A spectacular cover of Jimi Hendrix's "Voodoo Child" drives this vixen's voice to heart wrenching heights. Parasyte Woman have words that tickle and sounds that squeeze and tease you into a deep restless dreamy sleep that you will only want more of, if you dare.
Satellite Voices: Can you tell us about your band name?
Manu Rzytki: Parasyte Woman could be a mysterious b-picture film figure. She stands for our weakness for creepy movie soundtracks and other weird stuff. She is the Dracula of pop.
SV: How would you describe the music you play?
Manu Rzytki: This is about dream music - music for the depths of the deep dark night. Parasyte Woman are three - a woman, a man and a creature in between. A hypnotically weaving, coiling voice scaling its way through spooky synthes, hard honky-tonk guitars, driving drums and synthetic beats.
SV: Can you introduce the new album?
Manu Rzytki: This record has many faces, layers overlap to create a killer syncretism of RnB and Vaudeville, opera, witch house, boogie, dub and pop.
SV: The Munich artist Nana Dix created the cover sleeve. What idea is behind this artwork?
Manu Rzytki: Over the last years, Nana Dix worked with collage technique and overpainting. Toxicity equvalent I would say the working process could be seen similar to ours. She also produced the artwork for the visuals we used in our live shows. We thought it's good to have the visual part in one hand.
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