ONIRICA (J Aguila)
Onirica is a solo project - that statment in itself poses two questions ; why "onirica" and why "solo"?
you are correct, Onirica is a solo project, mainly because I wanted to
do whatever I wanted to do in the realm of music without having to listen
to other people's opinions about what should be done, thus rejecting the
idea of being in a band.
Regarding the name,
Onirica is a spanish word that comes from the ancient-greek word Oneiros
(a word that refers to the world of dreams), I wanted to summarize my
project with one word, and I think Onirica does the job quite well, it
suits the ethereal nature of the music. Onirica
is about lots of things, the dominion of dreams, humankind's past and
future, spirituality, myths, the occult and some other stuff...
I listen to lots of music, from Burzum-esque metal or ambient music to 80s music and some electronica from the 90s. Maybe those styles influence my music in some way, I think the resulting mix doesn't sound bad at all.
Those numbers you hear in 'The Embrace of Shamballah'
are part of a number station recording. Those are shortwave stations carrying
encoded messages, it is said secret services use them as a mean of secret
Yes, that's David Icke in the introduction talking about shapeshifting extraterrestrials, this theme is also present in 'Meteorite Demon'. I really like some of the stuff Mr Icke has written, he is also a very inspiring individual.
When you relate the Spanish Civil War with my EP I guess you know the story behind the spanish town of Belchite, it was the scene of a brutal battle between the two belligerent forces, nowadays all that's left of that place is a carcass, a ghost town, today it's also famous for it's paranormal phenomena. The town of Belchite is the perfect example of how pointless and destroying war can be, it is the bringer of emptiness, that's the message I wanted to transmit with this track. Those are just war samples, not anything specific, at first I used actual samples from the time, but I decided to remove them just to avoid being related to any political movement, Onirica is not about politics, politics destroy your mind and soul.
The idea was the same as stated
in the first question, expressing myself through music without the help
of others. I started doing music when I was 13 years old while I was listening
to music like Burzum or Bathory, I found the idea of making music all
by myself to be very exciting, I knew that was something I wanted to do.
What do you think about Death To Music ? Does the idea behind it make any sense How do you find the other artists featured here ?
DTM is great for musicians that agree with it's philosophy to release their stuff and get known. Of course the idea behind DTM makes sense, in fact, I think the time is perfect for DTM to exist, we are living a time of dramatic change for music production and distribution.
I have listened to almost all of the DTM releases and I think they are quite talented, my personal favourite would be 'The Bombs Of Enduring Freedom', and I've heard that the spanish band 'Krell' is releasing an EP too through DTM, good band.
If you like my EP visit me at my myspace page at the link below - feel free to add yourselves and comment !
Visit ONIRICA's official myspace @ www.myspace.com/oniricajordi