BIINDS’ atmospheric world is based on soothing vocals soaked in a luxurious trip-hop and light orchestral ambient mixture.It was founded by Berlin based Nicolo Sommer and features a revolving door of artists.
Where did the band name, BIINDS come from? The word “BIINDS” is formed from the word “bind”. “II” for two elements. It represents union, unity, collaboration.
When/where did you all get your start as a band? The project came together in 2013 in Berlin.
How did you settle on your genre of ambient/electronic? The genre wasn’t really a conscious decision, it came naturally and the very fragile and subtle vocals sort of called for it.
Tell us about your latest EP release, “Bloodlines On Ancient Skin”. What is the story behind this EP? The lyrics are far too personal. All I can say is that it deals with family matters, it was like a vent.Music can mean different things to different people and should be open for interpretation. Giving away every detail of the lyrics would destroy that.
What was the writing and recording process like for this release? There was a conscious focus on real instrumentation. The EP was written on a mandolin for the most part. We recorded live drums for the first time as well.Lots of songs were discarded in the process, unfortunately.
If you had to choose a favorite off of the EP, which would you choose? Hard, but it would have to be “Scapegoat” which features the Greek artist Dalot.
What is your favorite part about performing live? Our favorite part is to not mess up and not sound bad, that’s all we ask for.
Do you have any shows planned for 2017? There might be a show or two in the coming months, but nothing set in stone as of yet.
When you aren’t writing or performing, how do you all spend your free time? Nicolo Sommer is currently working on a comic book. Some of us are Djs or involved in different musical projects.
What is next for you all in 2017? We are working on new music which will go in a different direction.