Swiss producer David Langhard has just released his album on Salvation Records under the name Neutral Zone.
David spoke with The Fountain about this new album, working with Salvation Records and what we can look forward to from Neutral Zone in the near future.
TF: You must be ecstatic about the release of your new album?
Sure. The songs had been done quite some time before the release, sleeping inside my computer for months, or even years. To finally have ’em on vinyl feels way better! Another thing is that I run my own label, and I usually have to say: “My music is great, let’s make a record!”. This time Anthony Nyland from Salvation Records said that, and that feels way better as well.
TF: How would you describe it to music aficionados out there?
That’s not easy… It’s electronic synth pop. I don’t really like to compare my own work with other music, but you could say it’s loosely based on 70’s & 80’s synth stuff like Kraftwerk, OMD, Giorgio Moroder, Perrey & Kingsley, DAF, Devo or Modern Art.
TF: What was it like to work with Salvation Records on this release?
Anthony Nyland is one of the greatest persons on earth, he loves music, he does what he promises to do. Dealing with him was and still is the best thing that ever happened to Neutral Zone.
TF: What more can we expect from you in the near future – I know you have just released the album but can we expect a tour to follow?
Right now we’re still touring in Switzerland, and after that I will be recording a new album with my other band Howlong Wolf, release and tour will be in autumn ’18, hopefully. I usually produce songs for Neutral Zone between other projects, so you never know when there will be enough (good) tracks for a new album – it could last years, again, or there might well be a finished album next year. The recent UK tour was amazing, we met lots of lovely people, so we hope to return as soon as possible.
TF: What has been your favourite gig to date?
Hard to tell… Lancaster was great, as it was our first gig, and the people we’re really enthusiastic. Liverpool and London were great because it was really loud on stage, which feels kinda good. All the gigs in Wales were amazing, because Wales is amazing. Geneva was great because I’ve never had a great gig in Geneva before that. Zurich was also great because the Helsinki Klub is my all-time favourite venue.
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