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Interview with Nigh/T\mare

Updated: Jan 25

by Stina Isabel Gavrilin

At this year’s first party on February 17th, Italian industrial/experimental techno artist Giuseppe Sciretti, alias Nigh/T\mare, will perform with a live set. In anticipation of that, he took time to talk a little bit about his musical identity and the past, present and future of the project. Your sound is a combination of deep introspection and ancestral rituals. How do you translate personal feelings of distress into a ceremonial language, what’s the relationship between the two?

— I've always believed that music pushes you on an inner journey. This leads me to experience it in a more spiritual, almost religious way, inevitably forcing me to confront my emotions.

How significantly have nightmares impacted your creations? Have any of the recurrences made their way into the music thematically?

— My concept of a nightmare is not limited to the meaning of a dream only as the psychic activity that takes place during sleep, I believe that life is the real nightmare, it's all those negative emotions, sensations and vibrations that inevitably make part of everyday life and which reflect on me and my unconscious, feeding and influencing my dreams, creativity and my music…

Since I was a child I frequently suffered from episodes of sleep paralysis, this was certainly an important aspect in the choice of my name and my project, so much so that I dedicated an EP named anonymously to the phenomenon ''Hypnagogia'' released on Thrènes records in 2018.

How important is ideology in your music? Is there a fixed philosophy to accompany mysticism?

— For me, ideology is everything, getting to create a precise sound identity is what I have always tried to do... Always trying to be faithful to my concept, my ideas and trying to distinguish myself from other artists.

There is seemingly a pretty big contrast between the brooding gloom of your music and your country of origin, Italy. What influenced you to dive into a darker sound in the first place?

— I don't think there is a particular geographical place where an artist can find an outlet in something darker and more introspective, it is life that can lead you to embrace the dark…