Rohnstock Drazen Kostelac
^ Perfidious Words - A Short
Back in 1991 Drazen and a friend decided
to start tinkering with synthesizers. Their adventures in sequencing
began with the use of an Atari ST and the purchase of a Yamaha SY55
and the renowned SY77.
In the early days their work included mainly covers from acts like
Pet Shop Boys, Erasure, and other synthpop legends.
Three years later (and after gaining serious proficiency on Cubase
while attempting to write their own material) the friends were introduced
to Lars who was just finishing school and coincidentally was looking
to perform some songs at his own graduation party. That’s how they
decided to join forces and seize the opportunity to perform in front
of a live audience. And so they did... they had their first chance
to play covers of songs from Depeche Mode, Pet Shop Boys, REM, and
even their own music!
They enjoyed their first gig so much that they decided to continue
working together and write brand new material.
As time passed by, Drazen and Lars seemed to artistically connect,
they would spend nights playing REM and brit-pop covers, and as
they continued collaborating the project began to turn a bit more
acoustic, with a much greater emphasis on guitar sounds... This
may have prompted Drazen's friend to leave the band in June 1995
to start a project of his own.
It was a turning point for Perfidious Words. Drazen and Lars had
to pull all their resources together in order to begin making their
own recordings. They worked hard to attain the electronic equipment
that allowed them to produce their first demos.
The first demos emerged in 1996, and the band did not waste any
time in submitting them to as many record companies as they could.
The feedback was tremendous. That is why Trisol Music Group, which
was one of the first record labels to respond, signed them immediately.
And so in 1997 they finally were able to records their first EP
‚Ruined’ which was released in October of that year. Several CDs
were released after that from 1998 to 2000, including 'It means
a lot to me', 'Welt', and 'Zwischen Zeitrausch und Leben'.
In 2001 the sold-out 'Hydrogen Skies' was re-released as 'Hydrogen
Skies+', containing bonus material such as b-sides and remixes of
Four years after the release of their debut CD their eagerly awaited
second album 'Spreading Silence' followed in April 2002. The quality
of their music, insightful lyrics, their creativity and powerful
melodies are the cause of the continuous growth of their fan base
around the globe.
After a long period their next strike was finished. In September
2003 Perfidious Words released their mini-album 'Breaking The Silence'
which included remixes by Infekktion, Tom Wax, Sero.Overdose, B!Machine,
and many more. It also featured a new track in various versions
and a Björk remake.
And the best is yet to come...
The story continues.
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