Septa is a four-piece alternative rock band from Odessa, Ukraine. Band was formed back in 2006, the founding members were Eugene Tymchyk and Alexander Kostuchenko. Then after long hiatus Septa surfaced again in 2010 with an addition of Alexey Sulima and Alexander Bezusov. Humbly considering themselves as ‘alternative rock’ they constantly endure their music with experiments, influenced by other genres, such as post-hardcore, noise rock and trip hop.
Septa appeared on Progstravaganza XVIII: Transforma and Euegene Tymchyk answered the standard Progstravaganza Questionnaire.
How did you come to do what you do?
It just happened. Since school we wanted to do music together and through years we tried to play with different bands and musicians, and now it just clicked, it felt right. And there is no other way around it now.
What is your first musical memory?
It’s really hard to tell. I guess first gigs we had in some apartments, I can hardly remember, but it was fun. More conscious first memory, I guess, will be first full band rehearsals, pumping drums and bass. It’s really awesome to hear the whole spectrum of a band’s sound.
Where do you draw your inspiration from?
I guess, mostly from music we listen, books we read, movies we watch. Our music is such a blend of so many different inspirations, that I think at one point it began to inspire itself.
What message does the song on our Progstravaganza compilation carry?
Message of regret mostly, unrequited love, heartache and everything in between. This song is open for interpretation, and I think any one can apply it to their own lives.
Do you tend to follow any pre-defined patterns when composing a piece?
First off, I don’t think we know any pre-defined patterns and if we knew I’m not sure we would use them. We even try not to follow our own created patterns, every song has to be different.
What is your method of songwriting?
I can’t call it a method, but what we do is that we have concepts of some songs and we build around it. It’s like this song will be heavy as fuck and we should do here this, this and this, and we carry this concept with us for days, weeks or longer, and then when we have proper riffs, vocal parts and it works well together we do the song.
How do you see your music evolving?
It mostly leaps, rather then evolves. One giant leap from one release to another. We can do post-metal stuff and then at one point we just decided that we’ll record southern rock song. It’s really hard to be our fan.
What advice would you give to other musicians, trying to make inspired music and get it out in the world?
I’m not sure if it’s up to us to give such advice, but if you started a band my advice would be: don’t be afraid of being different.
What are you looking forward to?
Our next album, definitely. It will come out this year and it will tear a hole in the earth.
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