“Like a primeval world soundtracked in an underground techno style.” Specialivery, aka First Lieutenant Bernasconi of the Swiss Armed Forces, introduces himself.

What have you released so far? What else have you got coming out in the near future?

I released a tribute to a strong world during Babilonia’s supremacy, an homage to the passage from a pagan divinity to a human god into the Ancient Egypt society and a voyage to a primordial and empty world where life, as we know it, has no value. I have some EPs coming in 2016 exploring space…

What song sums you up? Why?

Unfortunately, every song I produced only represents a small part of me. Emotions, life events and feelings come to us and go away from us constantly, so we’re always in evolution. Even if I do an entire album it would represent only a piece of me and my life. I think if I finally succeed in creating a track that sums me up I will stop producing music because my mission will be complete.

What or who is your biggest influence and why?

I normally work at night. Between a reverb and a saturator I take breaks watching the dark, star-filled sky from a chair near my studio’s door. This input leads me to asking questions for which I don’t have answers, so normally I start searching for them by researching ancient societies, astronomy and geology. The resulting voyages are my tracks.

Where can we hear your music?

In a cloudless night you can go to the darkest place of the country-side of your city. Rest and watch the sky. What your mind will listen to will come close to the way I intend my productions. If you have access to this weird thing called the internet you can just google “Specialivery”.

Where will you be in five years’ time?

Not sure if NASA accepted my CV for the Mars missions but I will probably be in my studio with more analogue machines.

Tell us an interesting fact about yourself.

Almost two months a year I’m not Specialivery but First Lieutenant Bernasconi for the Swiss Armed Forces. A big shout out to my sections!


Specialivery and Maelstrom’s split EP is out now on vinyl and pay-as-you-want digital via RAAR. Find Specialivery on Facebook, Twitter and SoundCloud.

2nd February, 2016

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