2014 Through My Eyes: Miljenko Rajakovic [TeHÔM]

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Miljenko is a only one member of dark ambient project TeHÔM, which has been resurrected in a memory of its founder, late Siniša Očuršćak. This year Miljenko released “Lacrimae Mundi”, the third TeHÔM album, and the first after the reactivation of the project.

How would you summarize this past year on an artistic and personal level?

It was really great year for me on artistic level. I come back with TeHÔM project and new 3rd CD album, on great label Cyclic Law from Canada, with lots of nice reviews, interviews, announces from many countries all over the world. I was impressed also how many people know the project from the 90’s and the 2 older albums. Then, also I started playing few audio-video live performances of TeHÔM on some events and festivals, meeting some nice artists and people around.

Which album(s) have you listened to most often this year, not necessarily released in 2014?

Azam Ali + Loga Ramin Torkian – Lamentation Of Swans = A Journey Towards Silence
Lustmord – The Word As Power
VA – CYCLES_Cyclic Law’s 10th Year Anniversary Label 2CD Sampler (50th Cycle)
Dead Can Dance – Anastasis

What was the best gig you’ve attended?

In 2014 it was definitely Wroclaw Industrial Festival in Poland, with great organisation and professional relation to the artists and music. Maybe one of the best alternative underground festivals ever I was involved in one or another way (as an artist or a visitor).

What was the best non-music related cultural experience you’ve had?

Visiting few nice exhibitions of experimental art last year here in Zagreb.

Was there an event within this past year that has significantly influenced your philosophy and outlook on life, or your perception of the world around you? For instance some specific place you visited, people you met and so on?

For the first time I visit Poland and city Wroclaw. The city has left me a good impression and the people are simply great. Directly after Poland I visited also Berlin for the first time… was not so long there, also like 4 days in Poland. I was expected maybe more from Berlin or my expectations was too high… maybe next time will be longer and better…

What was your greatest disappointment in 2014?

Death of H.R.Giger on May 13th 2014. (7 days before than TeHÔM new album was out)!

Your plans, hopes and expectations for 2015?

As for the music there are plans of working on the new tracks for next TeHÔM album. Hopefully still playing  some interesting gigs on events, festivals, etc in 2015. Also working on the new 2nd album of my other project Principia Audiomatica (in ’95 I released  the 1st album for Italian legendary cult label Minus Habens Records) and hope new one will be out in 2015 for a good label too, including interesting remixes from some known names and artists.

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