Q&A with Mira, Manu and Lucas
Where is the name ‘5K HD’ from?
Manu: In the beginning, we were Kompost 3 feat. Mira Lu Kovacs, because that’s what we were: a collaboration of Kompost 3, a jazz/impro-groove group and singer-songwriter Mira Lu Kovacs. As you figure; 5K is us, zoom into our music and you’ll find the answer for HD.
Mira: The idea for the band name came from Lukas, the drummer. To me, the name 5K HD, sounding more like a video game than anything to many, is kind of an understatement considering the imminent emotion that comes with our music. At the same time, I personally, understand it a cynical joke addressing today’s consumerism in the music industry. While we do not intend to sell just another product on the shelf.
Where are you from?
Lukas: Vienna, Austria
How did you meet? When did you start making music together?
Lukas: We started this Band in 2015, parts of the group have been working together for 10 years already. Some of us know each other longer, that goes back to high school even!
Mira: Yes, we know each other for a while now, I’ve been thinking of collaborating long before it happened, though. Each one of us is quite busy with various projects, solo stuff and other collabs, which is enriching our sound and vision. The way we write and arrange together was quite new to me at first; almost everything happens in a collaborative process, which, contrary to my expectations worked out perfectly!
How much time did you set aside to work on ‘And To In’ LP?
Manu: 1 year. We recorded here and there. One day at a studio in New York, several days in our studio in Vienna.
What music do you like to listen / favourite artists or bands and influences?
Manu: French/Italian contemporary music
The last band/singer that you discovered, loved and in your opinion, people should listen to him/her/them
Tell a funny/sad/touching/motivating/whatever story from your life as a musician
Mira: We couldn’t think of any specific story to tell you, sorry. All I know is that we experience funny/sad/touching/motivating/whatever things all the time, cause we are not only a band but also close friends, who spend tonnes of time together and inspire each other constantly.
And To In
26 August 2017
- Limited to 500 Black Vinyl LP
1. Anthem (Radio Edit)
2. Trouble Boy
4. Ice Bird
5. Not A Love Song
6. Don’t Die
7. What If I
10. And To In A
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