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Apartment, What The Hell Is Afantgyaritech?

December 2005

MVRemix: How has your live show evolved?

Apartment: Uhmmm….I don't know.

MVRemix: Who would you like to collaborate with in the future?

Apartment: The Pastels or Of Montreal.

MVRemix: What has been in your CD player or on your turntable recently?

Apartment: ‘India Vision’ Bollywood's soundtrack.

MVRemix: Can you explain the song, ‘Sparkle Marble’?

Apartment: That song is a fanciful girl's song. She doesn't know what to be thinking about. I am frightened when she stares at me.

MVRemix: The song ‘Sleeping Bird’ is one of my favorites. What actually inspired the track?

Apartment: The street’s trees of the town and Juvenile crime.

MVRemix: Favorite films?

Apartment: ‘The Killing’ directed by Stanley Kubrick.

MVRemix: Favorite books?

Apartment: Hako-Otoko by Koubou Abe.

MVRemix: Where were you on Sept. 11th (The World Trade Center Terrorist Attack)? How did you deal with it? How do you think it has affected music? What was Japan’s reaction?

Apartment: I was watching television in my room. I was shocked. But, my music is not influenced by my surrounding environment.

MVRemix: Word association time. When I say a name, you say the first word that pops in your head. So, if I say, ‘The Beatles’, you may say, ‘Revolution’ or ‘Let It Be’. Okay?

Apartment: Okay!

MVRemix: The Stone Roses.

Apartment: Ian Brown.

MVRemix: Happy Mondays.

Apartment: Manchester.

MVRemix: My Bloody Valentine.

Apartment: Soon.

MVRemix: Kahimi Karie.

Apartment: Dragon Odawara.

MVRemix: The Velvet Underground.

Apartment: Sister Ray.

MVRemix: Slowdive.

Apartment: Library.

MVRemix: Lem.

Apartment: Loosing Summer Set.

MVRemix: Momus.

Apartment: Henna Ojisan.

MVRemix: Ride.

Apartment: Sand.

MVRemix: Pixies.

Apartment: Debaser.

MVRemix: Felt.

Apartment: Sorry. I don't know this band.

MVRemix: Blur.

Apartment: CCCD.

MVRemix: Richard Ashcroft (The Verve).

Apartment: Ikura-Chan.

MVRemix: George Bush.

Apartment: Segway.

MVRemix: Your vocals sound like they are in a mix of English and Japanese. Is that true? Was this intentional?

Apartment: Yes. That's true. It was unconscious.

MVRemix: Do you think that success and credibility are mutually exclusive?

Apartment: I don't think so, but I think there are many people who have only either, in the reality.

MVRemix: What is the biggest mistake that you made in your career?

Apartment: I was born too late.

MVRemix: How do you think Japan views America?

Apartment: I think that America is a bad fellow freely because of the Bush.

MVRemix: What did you think of the film, ‘Lost In Translation’?

Apartment: I'm sorry. I have not seen that film.

MVRemix: What are some major misconceptions that people have of you?

Apartment: People think Apartment is an old man band.

MVRemix: If you could re-make any song, what would it be?

Apartment: ‘Ruby Tuesday’ by The Rolling Stones.

MVRemix: How many takes do you do for the average song before it is ready for the album?

Apartment: Five.

MVRemix: What is next in the future for Apartment?

Apartment: American tour and English study.

MVRemix: What collaborations should we look out for?

Apartment: I will release a remixed collection in the near future.

MVRemix: Any final words?

Apartment: Don't see a scene. See an iron fence. Don't go to the universe. Hide underground.

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"I think that America is a bad fellow freely because of the Bush."