stroszek Interview with Son of Flies Magazine [February 6, 2014]

February 10, 2014
stroszek Interview with Son of Flies Wezbine
Published: February 6, 2014
Interview by: Christian Mountain
*Google translation of Italian review

stroszek, the project started in 2007 by Claudio Alcara (Founding Member of Italian black metal act 'Frostmoon Eclipse') gives more adventure. Stay in the music composer to prive the ropes in vibrant all its majesty. A musician to be considered for the great sensitivity and jurisdiction in respect of the art sound.

1. Hello Claudio. Thank you for agreeing to answer interview. Stroszek is a reverse kind with respect to the sound of the various projects in which you are involved. What was the motivation that led you to take this particular route? 

- Hello and thank you. I do not think that represents a reversal Stroszek, simply expressed through acoustic sounds of the other bands that I saw involved, the Frostmoon Eclipse, but by analyzing the sequences of notes, several pieces may even be interchangeable. 

2. Listening to the songs of the double "Wild Years of Remorse and Failures", we understand that your background is very broad. What was the moment you knew it was the chance to try a different route? And Why? 

- In 2005, we did with the Eclipse Frostmoon an acoustic album, "Dead And Gone Forever." From there started the idea of continuing on that line, but it was obviously impossible to transform a band that already existed for several years using sounds so different. And so it is in a sense started Stroszek (from the film by Herzog) ... which I think is even more suited to my age: the years, unfortunately, are not going to decrease. 

3. Will you please explain the meaning of the album title and you explain why you wanted to identify him through quell'artwork? - 

The collection includes the first two albums and a mini, so: "Remorse" is related to "Songs of Remorse", "Failure" is there to remind you ... "Life Failures Made Music", "Wild" stands for "The Wild Hunt". not only that the words "Wild Years" should refer to 'album of Tom Waits' "Frank's Wild Years", a real must have. Artwork consists of photos taken in Canada by Nick Skog ( Resumed vaguely the cover of "Life Failures," it seemed appropriate at the level of general feeling. 

4. The purpose of your change of course in Stroszek is also a way to reach a wider range of listeners, or is closely related to a personal need? 

- It 's mainly related to aging. These are all songs that I could play even 50 or 60 years, if I were to get there, and would have the same meaning for me as they have today. But I do not know if this is good or bad. 

5. In your music there are references to Nick Drake, Steve Von Till (Neurosis), Alice In Chains, Mark Lanegan, Johnny Cash, Tom Waits, Steven Wilson, Opeth ... They are all artists in some way you also have influenced you? 

- Absolutely, I know very well the complete discography of all these artists you mentioned and I think, or rather hope, that he had been deeply affected. Maybe ... I would replace Wilson and Opeth (which still does not disdain) with the likes of Townes Van Zandt and Mickey Newbury, but are personal opinions. Total approval for the others in the list. 

6. Outside of music, what are the characters who looked at as a reference growing as an artist?

 - Werner Herzog writer even before the director. I can recommend anyone to read the books "The conquest of the useless" and "Trails in the ice." Still on the subject of writers, certainly Cioran and Bukowski, as now abused on any social network. And of course the work of Lars Von Trier. And while we're at, I would advise an Italian painter, Lorenzo Alessandri ( 

7. The impression is that your work in the project Stroszek is not only prepared for a change of style, but especially to a different way of understanding music in general. Maybe you wanted to give relief to a certain compositional elegance rather than to the song form itself?

 - I think that many pieces instead of Stroszek refer back to the classical structure brazenly '50 / '60 but generally do not weight these things when writing , and I realize only after ... usually when it is too late. 

8. As there is autobiographical in the new "Wild Years of Remorse and Failures"? 

- Everything. Each piece tells of things that I have really happened, sensations experienced, the people I met etc ... The references, however, are so vague and so filtered that it is virtually impossible for any player to go back outside or even guess the references. And besides, I think I essermene forgotten many of them.

 9. Tell me a bit 'of the process of re-recording some vocals. In which study you've done it all and with whom?

 - All the tracks have been recorded so far in the study of Big Wave Livorno, with Niko, the owner. Anyone interested can find everything here: 

10. Is there any element that could never be part of an album of Stroszek? 

- I think not, every tool might find its place in pieces so linear. I'd like for example an accordion style Tom Waits, and a banjo. But even a drum machine or horn "night", like a sax. Of course ... but do not know anyone who knows how to play these instruments and do not have the money to call the sessions. 

11. Among the groups / artists Italians, who's impressing in particular?

 - I have to admit that they are many, but in these last days I've been listening to repeat Dagger Moth, a girl from Ferrara to the first album. He literally hogged my listening "Italic", so to speak. 

12. To conclude I want to ask a different question, of social theme: If we look at the past few years, the Italian situation, we are faced with a list of government failures. We continue to spit lies on citizens. Millions of people are finding themselves without work or prospects ... This is the present of the "beautiful country" in which the reality, in fact, often goes beyond the imagination. Convoluted mechanisms that marginalize the new generations and the population itself ... reducing the stability of a country that is now adrift. The ruling class continues to have a vision of all selfish and ruthless, based on the refusal to preserve the rights of the citizen. What idea have you done this?

 - It is no news that it is enough to go out even just a few kilometers from the 'Italy to realize that we are living in a reality of the third world. Obviously the music is affected in a particular way and extremely profound of all this, including taxes etc ... at least this is my opinion. 

13. What are your current and future projects with Stroszek? 

- Simply step by step. For now I try to see if it happens a few live dates, in which, however sound alone, and try to fix some new idea, although I'm discarding a lot. Moreover, there are now out of 3 albums, the collection "A Break in the Day" and this new double "Wild Years ...": I do not think there is this very strong need for new stuff in the short term. 

14. THANK YOU for your time and availability. Good luck

 - Thank you ... 


stroszek Interview with Against Magazine; Issue 4 [December 26, 2013]

December 31, 2013
stroszek Interview with Against Magazine
Published: December 26, 2013
Interview by: Joel Costa
Original Link [Pg. 40-41]

AGAINST: Congratulations on the release of “Wild years of remorse and failures”, which is a reissue of 24 featured in previous releases. What can you tell us about the title of this double album? Is there any deep meaning?
STROSZEK: thank you very much... about the title we could say that "remorse" is obviously a reference to our first album "songs of remorse", while "failur...

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stroszek - 'wild years of remorse and failures' available now!

December 12, 2013
stroszek - wild years of remorse and failures double-album out now!

The new compilation double-album from the dark folk/acoustic project stroszek aptly titled "wild years of remorse and failures" is now available to stream in its entirety for free, download for $5.00, and is also available as a double-CD release with an extensive 16 page booklet complete with all the lyrics and brand new artwork! Within this new release, you will find all 24 songs present in the "songs of remorse", "the wild h...

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PRE-ORDER: stroszek - wild years of remorse and failures 2CD

November 28, 2013
HDR - 034 : stroszek - wild years of remorse and failures 2CD
Available to pre-order
Release: December 7, 2013


The acclaimed early works of the folk/acoustic project stroszek have been sold out and unavailable for quite some time, but now in 2013 we are pleased to reintroduce these monumental albums in the form of a special double-album reissue which includes a complete remastering of all the tracks, as well as rerecorded vocals on the “songs of remorse” album. In tot...

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Song releases: "bury the bottle with me" and "the unlucky ones" [From the album: "wild years of remorse and failures"]

October 10, 2013
stroszek to re-release a compilation of first two albums and EP in December!
New Dick Curless cover "Bury the Bottle with Me"  and "the unlucky ones" available for streaming/download now.

The dark folk/acoustic project stroszek is preparing to re-release their first two full-lengths and EP in a new compilation double-album aptly titled "wild years of remorse and failures" which will feature all 24 songs present in the "songs of remorse", "the wild hunt" and "life failures made music" albums as ...

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Full stroszek discography uploaded to bandcamp!

October 25, 2012

 The full stroszek discography has been uploaded to their bandcamp page and is now available for free streaming!
As well as this, the three full-length albums are available to download for 4 euros each, and the two EP releases are available to download for free. All sales made from digital downloads on the stroszek bandcamp page goes directly to the band, so if you are looking for a way to support this project directly, you can do so by downloading the music directly from the official bandcamp...
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stroszek now has official website -

July 26, 2012
Finally, after being planned for a while, stroszek now has an official website which you can visit at:
All stroszek information will be posted there, and updated regularly! 



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stroszek interview w. Heathen Harvest Webzine (02/15/2012)

February 16, 2012
Claudio Alcara of Stroszek recently conducted an interview with Sage Weatherford from heathen Harvest, the long-running webzine in its new incarnation. Topics in the interview include the upcoming album 'Sound Graveyard Bound' which comes out on March 10th (pre-orders start this saturday), the history of Stroszek, the film barring the same name from which the band got its name, literary influences, and more. 

Original link:
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stroszek - can't make things undone - music video

February 13, 2012



 Canada’s Hypnotic Dirge Records have released a video for “can’t make things undone” a track from the upcoming STROSZEK’s album “Sound Graveyard Bound” which is scheduled for release on the 10th March. 

The nine-track “Sound Graveyard Bound” will be the third full-length album from STROSZEK, the project formed by Claudio Alcara of FROSTMOON ECLIPSE, one of Italy’s longest serving Italian Black Metal band...
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stroszek Interview with 'Queens of Steel' Webzine

November 8, 2011
stroszek Interview with Queens of Steel Webzine
Published: November 8, 2011

-Hello, thanks for taking your time. First of all I would like you to tell us some history of STROSZEK if you don't mind.

Hello Tania, thank you very much.I started this off having in mind to follow the path of musicians like Townes Van Zandt and Mickey Newbury. The first album is released by God Is Myth Rec. (which had inlcluded the song "The Night Porter" in the comp. "Absence Of Light") and is titled "Son...

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