Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Interview with Finnr's Cane done by Patrick posted on 7-18-18

Interview with Finnr's Cane done by Patrick

1.Hello please introduce yourself to the readers?How are things going in Canada this week?

Hello! My name is The Peasant, I play drums in Finnr’s Cane. The weather is unseasonably warm as of late, but other than that things are quite well in my part of Canada.

2.When did you first meet the other members of the bands?And was it long before you all started Finnr's Cane?How did you choose Finnr's Cane as the name of the band and does it have a special meaning?

The Bard and I first met when we were in high school, probably around 15 years ago. We attended separate schools in the same city but soon become acquainted through mutual friends. We began playing music casually together at that time. The decision to form Finnr’s Cane happened several years later, in 2008.

The name of the band does not have one specific meaning. It is a somewhat abstract name and that was one of the reasons that we chose it.

3.What is the current line up of the band and for the readers who have never heard the bands music how would you best describe it?

The band currently consists of The Bard and me. We aim to create songs that are atmospheric and hopefully transport the listener to a place that is outside of their usual daily routine.

4.Elegy is the bands third full length release how long did it take the band to write the music for the new release?

We are in an unusual circumstance in that the Bard and I live several hundred kilometers away from each other. This makes the song writing process a little more challenging. We tend to work sporadically when we can arrange to be in the same location, and so for this reason the songs on Elegy probably took around 2 years to finalize.

5.Who usually handles writing the lyrics for the music and what are some subjects written about on Elegy?

The lyrical themes tend to be focused on the relationships between humans and nature, the passage of time, isolation, etc. Some of the lyrics on Elegy were written about finding quiet places within a city, or the way urban environments eventually decay and are returned to nature. The Bard composes most of the lyrics and I contribute specific passages.

6.Has Finnr's Cane played live very often or do you prefer to work in the studio?What have been some of the bands most memorable shows over the years?
Finnr’s Cane is strictly a studio project.

7.Are their any tours or shows planned in support of the new release Elegy?If yes where will the band be playing and who are some bands you will be sharing the stage with?

Unfortunately, we will not be touring in support of Elegy.

8.Besides the Elegy release coming out soon are the bands previous releases still available for the readers to buy?Besides physical releases does the band have any other merchandise available for the readers to buy?If yes what is available and where can the readers buy your merchandise?

Yes, our previous releases (Wanderlust and A Portrait Painted by the Sun) are available from our good friends at Prophecy Productions. Currently we do not have any other merchandise available.

9.Has Finnr's Cane ever made a music video for any of their songs?If you could make a video for any of the songs off of Elegy which song would you like to see made into a video?

This is an interesting question. First, we do not have a music video for any of our songs. If we were to make a video for a song from Elegy, my pick would be Empty City. It is my favourite song from the album and I think it tells a story from start to finish which would work well with visual accompaniment.

10.Besides Finnr's Cane do you or any of the members currently play in any other bands or solo projects?

The Bard currently plays in Fractal Generator, a technical death metal band.

11.When you need to take a break from working on new music or band business what do you enjoy doing in your free time?

Finnr’s Cane is just a small component of our daily lives. I work, have a family, like to cook, enjoy listening to Blind Guardian with my friends, and so on. If anything, we tend to focus on Finnr’s Cane when we have free time.

12.Thank you for taking the time to fill this interview out do you have any final comments for the readers?

Thank you for the interview!

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