Talented, intelligent, dedicated and tireless illustrator, André Coelho is the responsible for the Amplifest design and artwork since the first edition. He’s also the man behind several of our posters, like this or this, for example. He’s part of the team, he’s part of our family, you should definitely check his work as a illustrator and musician (Sektor 304) here.
We went out for a coffee:
Which band do you really want to see at Amplifest?
Aluk Todolo is definitely the band that will drag me down to Amplifest, although there are a lot more fine projects to hear and watch! I’m also curious to see how Pharmakon sounds like in a live situation.
As a musician yourself, if you had to pick a band or a musician of this Amplifest edition to play with who would it be?
Hum… well, considering our sound in Sektor 304, I would definitely had to choose Margaret Chardiet from Pharmakon. Her vocal approach is perhaps the element I enjoy the most in Pharmakon’s music and it would surely be great to have those screams on top of our sounds!
What records have you been listening lately?
Le Syndicat – “30 Years of Excess” (5 cassetes box), Esplendor Geometrico “El Acero Del Partido”, Trepaneringsritualen “The Totality of Death” (both Malignant and Silken Tofu editions), IRM “order4”, Gnaw “This Face”, Muckrackers “Fer! Fonte! Acier!”, Aural Holograms, Mecanosphere “Bailarina” and some Metal like Maim, new Autopsy record, Bölzer “Aura” and Asphyx “Death… the Brutal Way” have been some true companions in my labour hours.
Enough about music, Amplifest is also about other arts. What books have you been reading and what movies have you been watching lately that you want to recommend?
The last books that I’ve come across with were J.G. Ballard’s “Complete Short Stories vol. 2” and Mordechai Roschwald “Level 7”. Right now I’m digging into Paul Virilio “Bunker Archeology”, which is a fantastic book about the Atlantic Wall defence line built by the Nazis in WWII. This book displays a huge amount of photographs of these abandoned bunkers that still resist the test of time while bearing a feeling of displacement, like a ruin from the future.
As for movies… it’s been a while, but I think the last good movie I watched was “Wake in Fright” by Ted Kotcheff. Ruthless and alcoholic australian outback.