Mynth are twins Giovanna and Mario. Their sound is shaped by the special connection they share as twins, their bond similar to people finishing each other’s sentences, only with music. Their debut EP Polar Night was released on Seayou Records in February 2015. Almost exactly one year later saw the release of their debut album Plaat II, again on Seayou Records. Soundwise, Plaat II is a continuation of the Polar Night EP, yet more defined: synthesizer soundscapes, downtempo beats, and an ethereal voice.
Influences ranged from Jessie Ware to Nine Inch Nails, Portishead to Laurie Anderson. In 2017 Mynth won Amadeus Austrian Music Award in the category Electronic/Dance. Their second album Parallels, released in November 2017, dissolved the melancholy of its predecessor. Mynth have become brighter, more colourful and pop music oriented, as evidenced also by the Echo EP released in February 2018. Mynth will perform at Kantine am Berghain on March 17th 2018.
1: Anti Basti
2: Frutti di Mare
1. What is the biggest inspiration for your music?
Daily life experience, places and people that trigger something in us.
2. How and when did you get into making music?
We have always been making music since we were little. We starte das a classsical teenage rockband with rolmodels such as red hot chili peppers, nine inch nails or guns´n´roses,.
3. What are 5 of your favourite albums of all time?
1. Nine inch Nails Downward Spiral
2. Neil Young – Harvest
3. Kyuss – Skyvalley
4. HAIM – Days are gone
5. Leonard Cohen – Songs of Leonard Cohen
4. What do you associate with Berlin?
I was living there for 5 months for an internship. I had a really great time and enjoyed meeting all those colerful and crazy people. Sometimes when I am in Vienna I really miss this time even if I must say that Berlin is, at least for me, a city I enjoy temporarily.
5. What’s your favourite place in your town?
For running and getting a clear head, we like to go to „Türkenschanzpark“, which isn´t far from the city center but definitely a place where you feel you´re far away from everything. During the summertime we enjoy hanging at Donaukanal with some beer and friends.
6. If there was no music in the world, what would you do instead?
7. What was the last record/music you bought?
St. Vincent – Masseduction
We bought it on Vinyl at Rough Trade while our stay in NYC.
8. Who would you most like to collaborate with?
Sascha Ring from Apparat
9. What was your best gig (as performer or spectator)?
Performer: Zocaló Mexico March 2016 – Fería de las culturas
Spectator: The XX Frequency Festival 2014 – it just got me in a tunnel and kept me there not knowing what was really going on.
10. How important is technology to your creative process?
Technology is more iportant then ever when it comes to electronical music. Although we also work with a lof of anaolgue synthesizers and analog gear. IN the end we have to say that we always focus on the song itself at the beginning cause thats the most important part, that the song itself works even without any technological devices. Basic and naked.
11. Do you have siblings and how do they feel about your career/art?
Well in this case this question is really easy. We are twins and do music together. It is a very special bound and through making music we feel that we can create something really deep cause it reflects a lot of our relationship and our shared life.
To Listen: youtube.com/mynth
Picture by Hannah Schwaiger