Interviews About Albums: TRANSONIC SCIENCE - Psychobulb (2024)

In this new interview, we sat down with the German Stoner Rock band TRANSONIC SCIENCE to ask questions about their album "Psychobulb".

1. What can you say about Psychobulb?

Psychobulb is our new album that we are very excited about. It's meant to take you, the listener, into our world of heavy rock underground. In this world it's still appreciated to show the rough edges - you don't have to polish everything. That's where we came from when we formed the band in the late 90s. And we still want to live in that world. The album is about raw energy and pure emotion - just 9 songs that we love very much ourselves. What makes us very happy is that we've managed to create the kind of tunes and sounds that we love to listen to over and over again - and hopefully there are a few people out there who share our enthusiasm. 

2. What is the meaning of the Psychobulb name?

OK, so what is a Psychobulb? We're not sure ourselves, but we think that when you get to the point where you meet a Psychobulb, you'll recognize it - and love it. And be a little afraid of it. But don't be. Just watch and listen to what it has to say. That's what we intend to do when the time comes. But, of course, things may turn out very differently - and we may fail. So rather than live with that uncertainty, we have created an image of a Psychobulb on our album that we can always return to. This is very reassuring. And we certainly invite everyone to use our album for the same reason. And finally, not taking everything too seriously…

3. Which one is the composer of the Psychobulb?

It's teamwork - we all take part in the composing process. A song often starts with Markus playing a guitar riff or a couple of chords that sound interesting together to our ears. Sometimes it might be a cool bass line from Manuel. Peter adds the drum grooves and may suggest changing something in a riff or chord progression. And then we play around to find parts that go together and arrange them. In this way - or sometimes just by jamming - Markus, Peter, and Manuel create the music and Ergün writes the lyrics and 99% of the vocal lines. Again, anyone can make suggestions for vocal melodies, but this is clearly Ergün's territory. We really enjoy making songs this way.

4. If you had to pick one song, which one would you pick?

We really like the variety of the 9 songs, so it's hard to decide. And then everyone has his own preferences. But if we had to choose, maybe "Fear of God" because of the extra raw energy in the end part.

5. Is there a special message in Psychobulb? If there is what it is?

We live in crazy times - so we wanted to express some feelings about the good and the bad in the world. You can't change it, you can only accept it. Sometimes they say that without the bad there wouldn't be any good, right? But how hard is that to understand? So maybe the only way to deal with the bad in this world is to do some good to balance it out as best you can, and to rely on courage and solidarity. At least until the age of the great Psychobulb arrives. We have high hopes for him or her.

6. Are there some lyrics that you'd love to share?

"I kill the sun and the moon and glorify the doom. Lead me far out there. I never used to care. To be the only son they call the evil one."

7. Which inspirations have been important for Psychobulb? Like musically or friends, family, someone you'd love to thank especially?

Firstly, we wanted to make an album that Gerald would have been proud of. Gerald was our friend and co-founder of the band. He died of cancer in 2018, which was very hard for us to deal with. We decided to carry on with the band, with Manuel on bass. But of course Gerald's spirit is still there - there are even two songs on the album that we wrote together before he died. So he's not only an inspiration, he's also a part of this album.

Then we are inspired by many other things: Friends who play in other bands. Or friends who support us. People who listen to our stuff, people who come to our concerts or leave comments. New music. Old music. At the end of the day, we are grateful to be able to make music and we want to keep doing it for as long as we can, as long as it's fun!

8. Something to add?

Just thank you, have a good time, and be well!

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