In fact, the cd’s I hear from Sistema Bezopasnosti are all very different. It’s amazing how many different things you make. What moves you towards making such varied things?
Your music is full of esoteric references: to the occult theories of Aleister Crowley, the Jewish kabala or the northern mythology of the Ragnarok. Why do you choose to sing about these? Can you draw a red line between all these different subjects or currents?
On ‘The Magical Lamp Of Osama Bin Laden’ (2004) and ‘Nina, Wendy, Ann…’ (2005), you respectively sung about the east and the west, meanwhile claiming that both belong together. We are now witnessing new tensions between the west and Russia, fuelled by leaders on both sides. It sometimes feels as if a new cold war broke out. What are your opinions on these tensions?
Interview: Xavier Kruth