Delusive Records are a new Electronic Music duo consisting of Frank Nik and Anis Oveisi. Originally having a career in Progressive Rock their take on Electronic Music falls into several genres such as Industrial, Synth Pop and Dark Ambient. They have released the first single of their 15-track album titled ‘A Woman’s Diary’, the duo dedicated this song to gender equality and have been gaining rapid attention on their refreshing interpretation of Electronic Music. See what they had to say below.
- Hi, could you tell us about how you got into the music?
Frank: When I was 7 years old, my grandfather bought me a keyboard it was a Casio CT363. I started learning music theory along with how to play keyboards straight away. I also learned lots of cover songs from the 80’s such as Sandra, Alphaville and Modern Talking, etc. That was my first exposure to music in general and my first experience specifically with Electronic Music.
- Where did you come up with the name “Delusive Relics”?
Anis: Space, ancient history and psychology are my three favourite subjects and I had that in mind when I was looking for a name for our project. I came up with so many different names relating to these subjects but most of the names were already taken with other bands. By that time, we were working on “Hallucinations”, a song for our debut album. I have always been a fan of reading and researching about relics because they look so mysterious to me. One day after practising “Hallucinations”, I told Frank that I think we should name our project “Delusive Relics” and he agreed with me and that’s how DR was born.
- How would you describe your music to someone who has never heard it before?
Frank: I think our music is a mixture of several genres, such as Synthpop, Electro-pop, Dark Ambient, Trip-hop, EBM, Industrial and Electronic Rock.
- What is your all-time favourite song?
Frank: Honestly, this is a very difficult question because I can’t pick a particular song, but I can name some of my favourites: Enjoy the Silence by Depeche Mode, Copy by NIN, Easter by Marillion, Welcome To The Machine by Pink Floyd, and Tides Return Forever by Eloy.
- Do you have any interesting facts about yourself?
Anis: I think being a woman from the Middle East and being a Rock/ Electronic musician is one of the most interesting facts about me.
- What made you fall in love with music?
Anis: I think music has been a part of my soul from the beginning. I don’t remember when it exactly started but whenever I listen to the music it talks to me and takes me on a journey through the ultimate worlds.
- What did you want to be when you were younger?
Anis: I wanted to try so many different things in my life, but music was always a part of it.
- If you could go back in time to collaborate with an artist, who would it be?
Frank: I would love to collaborate with Michael Cretu Of Enigma, I have always loved his songs in Enigma project and I would have liked to be a part of those albums.
- Who are your inspirations?
Frank: I have two favourite genres, please don’t get me wrong I like lots of genres, but my favourites are Progressive Rock and Electronic music. I believe I was most influenced by bands like King Crimson, Tangerine Dream, Marillion, Pink Floyd, Dead Can Dance, Massive Attack, Depeche Mode and many more.
- What is your ultimate career goal?
Frank: As you may know we recently started our project, Delusive Relics, and “Chaotic Notions” is our first attempt in this genre. Our ultimate goal is to work on our original music and make it as a job to make living. By doing this we can dedicate our lives to music and not have to work in different sectors.
Links to ‘A Woman’s Diary’
Delusive Relics Online