Once upon a time some Artists decided to create a Hip-Hop project for non-Hip-Hop listeners. They thought of a Global Concept, and then each of them starting bring their idea in their Expertise (Words, Music or Graphics) to build what would become TROMPE L’OEIL.
We came to build an album that would be divided in 3 parts, each of them being released at specific dates in 2013. That allowed us also to evolve a lot on the sound on the 3 mini albums to fit even better with the lyrical contents.
What song of yours is the one you like the most?
That would change depending on the mood, but we would pick for now “Procureurs Du Diable”.
This is probably the most trip-hop”esque” song we did, with very dark and relaxing atmosphere.
You can listen to the song on our Bandcamp page here:
How do you write your music?
The music comes first from the Concept of the Album or the Song. We define what would be the main idea and then create the lyrics and music. Regarding the music itself, we really wanted to bring some hip-hop flow to the songs but with a very detailed/rock based composition. The usual Rap instrumentals are very poor, and we wanted to please us and the listeners with music and lyrics as High as possible.
What is music?
Music is for the creator the way to become immortal. Music is for the listener the way to reach unknown universes.
What influences do you have?
A mix of alternative and independent music in many styles. If we go to other rap bands we appreciate, we would mention Dälek, Assassin or Kabal.
What´s the best experience you have had with your project?
Creating, sharing, arguing between each band members for the sake of a Song.
What plans do you have this year?
We all have had our projects outside of TROMPE L’OEIL. Some of us released a book, some of us released other music with different bands (see the page https://theblacklodgeexperience.bandcamp.com)
Coming back to TROMPE L’OEIL, we may prepare some new things for 2016…
Mention something you don´t like about your project.
We always try to change the game when we do not like something. This project is really something we did without any pressure from outside, and that we could drive, as we want. All up to now is the result of what we have built. We are not looking to be known, but we are respectful and glad if our music speaks to few more people than us.
Mention the biggest sacrifice you did for your project.
The year 2013 was pretty intense. We started from scratch music, lyrics, production, recording and releasing all by ourselves. That means some sacrifice had to be made on private life. We may have become even more misanthropic that we were before.
What band, music project or solist from your city do you like? Why?
We appreciate the vision of Blut Aus Nord. They are very dedicated to their Art without compromising. I can’t think much of other Artists like that.
If your project was a word, what would it be?
What´s your full name? Where were you when you answered the interview?
TROMPE L’OEIL answered to this interview not too far from the places that suffered horrible attacks on the night of the 13th of November 2015.