In 2015 Alice Kundalini was spreading sorrow on her debut album “Rumspringa” released by Cold Spring Records. She’s a new and fresh blood in the postindustrial underworld.
Tell us your way for a succesful or happy life. Do you think that man is able to live free from religion? What do you think is the meaning of our existence?
I think the research of the answer to this question is itself the real meaning of the existence and the evolution of own life. I have not an answer and this is the reason to go ahead, to experiment, to enrich my existence, to fall, to get up and to make sense of the things that surround me and that I live.
How would you sum up your musical activity in 2015?
2015 was a fundamental year: this is the year of the release of the debut album of my solo project for the great English label Cold Spring Records (She Spread Sorrow – Rumspringa, CD). It was a year full of work but also satisfaction. For the first half I dedicated myself totally to the album, I finished the recording session and I worked to the aesthetic of the album with the photographer Stefano Majno. After the release of the CD that was for me an intense emotion and an infinite joy, I started to work to live shows, that I’m doing and that I will do in the next months all over the Europe
How are you going to spend the upcoming holiday season?
During the next holidays I will start the recording session for the new album. And beyond this, I intend to relax and dedicate myself to the people I love.
Is there any film / book / theatrical play / exhibition / computer game which made a particular impression on you in 2015?
I received during this year two art books that I really loved: Pixit of Mark Ryden and Black and White of Trevor Brown. The first one so surrealistic, dreaming, grotesque, delirious. The second one violent, perverse, sick and dirty. Two works I really loved.
Did this year change you in any way, changed your perception of the world, perhaps opened your eyes on something?
Absolutely yes. It was a year of a big personal and professional growth. After a really hard moment, I found my rebirth in 2014 and my growth in 2015. I solved a lot of personal and relational problems, I exceeded a lot of limits I had given myself and I strongly engaged in things I love and I believe in.
Any moment of 2015 you’ll remember on your death bed?
A lot. The trip in the North West of USA with my lovely boyfriend. The day I received the mail by Cold Spring Records for the release of my debut album. A very hard moment of disease on July.
Your predictions for the world (in the political and cultural context) for 2016?
To be honest, I must say I don’t know anything about politics, nor “official” culture, nor future, nor world. It’s hard to know something about myself now, so how could I know anything about the future of the world?
Your personal plans, hopes, expectations for 2016?
I want to go ahead with the course I started in these last months and that expected some tours all over the Europe. I want to study a lot, play a lot and travel a lot. Me and my partner, a musician too, have organized some tours together, the first one will start on January the 20th in France. So I am looking forward starting and living this new experience.