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Thomas Krome Gives Advice on Self-Sodomizing

Author: Clare Dickins
Thursday, July 7, 2005
Growing up in a small Swedish town, I imagine your exposure to techno must have been quite limited. What were your early experiences like- Who inspired you-

Yes I suppose it was limited, but the good thing with that situation is that one was always very thrilled every time one got hold of a record of that style. I assume that I bought 9 out of 10 of those I got hold of. The number nowadays are probably around 1 of 10. With the big variation of styles and numbers of releases one gets more picky and presumably more spoiled, and I can spend hours and hours listening to tracks on the internet record shops.

Although it seems like nobody really have been able to make that track that my mind is constantly seeking, or even made a track which actually surprises me, but it still forces me to look for it cause I might have missed it. So to all the people that are producing music, please take your time and don't rush your productions, in that way I will have more freedom and don't need to spend so much time listening to all that crap! Yes I suppose that it will make some egos go all mental and shit but somebody needs to say it, come on crucify me it should be easy, I'm probably not the first one today.

What was it like in the early days releasing tracks on Loop Records alongside the likes of Cari Lekebusch, Adam Beyer, Joel Mull, and Jesper Dahlbäck- Were you a close-knit bunch-

Well the names that you mention had at that time some years of history behind them when I did my first release on Loop Records, so I was one of the noob's I assume. So it was of course very interesting and exciting to meet all of the Swedish techno stars that you had in your record collection. In answer to your question of whether or not we were a close-knit bunch, the answer has to be yes and no, sometimes we were and sometimes we were not. I assume that when peoples goals are in different directions it's hard if not impossible to travel the same way, and as in all friendships there are issues where that we've disagreed on. Advice: People who can't handle a disagreement should instantly be deleted from "my friends" list and added to the "ignore list".

Generally speaking, what's the vibe like in the Swedish techno scene at present-

Today I have not so much connection with the guys, when I moved from Stockholm I have had less contact with the Stockholm crew. So the answer to your question is that I don't really have a clue, I suppose you know more than me.

You're all conquering bomb Murder was the Bass has been the biggest crossover techno track of the past three years. At the time, did you feel as though you and Jesper had produced something special-

Well let me tell you that I thought ZZZ....zzz...zzz...ZZZ....zzz...zzz...ZZZ....zzz...zzz...ZZZ....zzz...zzz... ZZZ....zzz...zzz...ZZZ....zzz...zzz...ZZZ....zzz...zzz...ZZZ....zzz...zzz...ZZZ....zzz...zzz...ZZZ....zzz...zzz...
ZZZ....zzz...zzz...and the cover is very good looking I think, haom...satte.

Tell us about your imprints Corb and DK.

Well from now on Jesper is running DK by himself and the name has been transformed to DX. The next planned release on Corb is a track by Martin H remixed by Samuel L Session.

In recent times we've seen the minimal sound coming out of Germany grow notably in both popularity and influence, with many techno lovers in particular embracing the sound. Do you appreciate the sound-

I appreciate music that moves my mind in a way that works in a mysterious way I name "taste', I doesn't pay attention to such definitions as who did it, what the style is called or when it was made and so on. When it comes to the new wave of minimal sounding tracks the main amount of tracks I have heard just makes me bored to the point of suicide alarm so I urgently need to turn them off<