July 29, 2012

On People: Kadiboy Belarmino, Vocalist of Fherrond

Kadiboy Belrmino, Vocalist of Fherrond
Rock artists are notorious for difficult interviews - be they high, shy or incoherent without an instrument in their hands. Kadz, the frontman of the hugely talented alternative band, Fherrond was definitely not the shy type, but pretty high at the time. Here we finally get an insight into the creative mind and inspiration of a rock star. Poetic, vigorously intellectual and brutally honest, Kadz’ mind perfectly mirrors his music.

Kadz' band, Fherrond.
Tell us something about yourself.
They say I'm weird;
Really, I'm a Simple guy
But yeah, Simple is hard.

Tell us a weird quirk of yours.
My imagination is somewhat brimming, allowing me to construct such things on the spot. I love to watch television to lull me to sleep [setting the TV timer] instead of just turning it off. I have sexual fantasies with a teen dressed as Tinkerbell [what the fuck I just said!].

How did you start your band, Fherrond?
First began as an actual side project band way back in 2009 in Dasmariñas Cavite. It was a diminutive and complicated word, single syllable, and a prompt for us to free ourselves of a lot of inhibitions and other tuneful interests and just seek for a simple, cruel and pointed form of music. The lineup was made up of friends who met through the local music scene.

Tell us something about your music.
Musically, Fherrond takes influence from mid 1990s Industrial, Alternative metal, Electronica and Post Rock bands like 'My Bloody Valentine', 'Mogwai' , 'Tool', 'Deftones', 'Nine Inch Nails' and JESU. Lyrically, Fherrond has songs that feature Positive Ideology about teenage life from dark times, more specifically, Fherrond was inspired by bands that raised questions about drugs, violence, feminism, personal responsibility and artistic freedom.

Tell us about your typical day with your band.

Writing, drinking, striking up random conversations, smoking and using that herbal vigor w/ my band mates.

Who or what inspires you and why?
Alejandro Jodorowsky- filmmaker, playwright, actor, author, comic’s writer and spiritual guru. Sometimes, you have to learn how to dismember objects, sounds, images, and texts to produce new combinations of objects, sounds, images, and texts. Make your own shit, Make a unicorn poop.

What was the best thing that ever happened to you?
Can’t pick just one. Maybe one them is when I met my beautiful, peculiar friend: Ms. Millie. Yeahh!

What can you say about the music scene in the Philippines, particularly here in the South?
I'm attracted to music where the combining or exceeding of genres happens as a significance of following ideas and experimentation, more than the mindful intermingle of genres as a strategy. Maybe that's why I lean to enjoy bands that are moving from metal into other genres, more than the other way around.

What is the most memorable moment you have had as an artist?

One of our gigs in Manila from last year (2011), when some random girl approached me after our set and started confessing about her sexual intercourse w/ his boyfriend while listening to our demo CD. Didn't know how to react at that moment, but yeah! I just said, "Thank you!".

What message do you have for people aspiring to have their own band?

Don't rely on TV, Internet & Radio. 
Concentrate on making something intuitively.

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Listening to: Change by Deftones
            <3:  Fherrond
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