Sunday, November 20, 2011


   The Ludovico Technique is a harsh industrial band from Orlando, FL., and their main intention is to highlight the dark side of human experience as well as depths which the human mind can reach. Vocalist and mastermind Ben V- was kind to answer the following questions for us.

pdn: Hey Ben! Please tell me a bit about the source of inspiration for the band's name.
Ben: The name stems from the story "A Clockwork Orange" - the "Ludovico Technique" is the psychological therapy given to the main character in an attempt to condition his behavior.

pdn: How did you guys meet? Was it prior to the band's existence?
Ben: The first live band members were all actual friends of mine. I think its important to have a very personal relationship with those that you share so much of your passionate experiences with.

pdn: Who writes the lyrics and what inspires them?
Ben: I am the principal writer for the lyrics and music, Every song is extremely personal to me, where as others in the industrial scene may talk about cybernetic war or just say the word fuck over and over, Lyric writing for me is a way to get thoughts and feelings out in a constructive way that otherwise would end up coming out in a destructive way in my day to day life

pdn: What were things and/or people that influenced you when getting started and along the way?
Ben: Anxiety attacks, past drug abuse, the death of immediate family and a general sense of disconnection and misunderstanding to my fellow man are things that were and are influential
As far as Musically? Old school Industrial, Classical Music, 1920's and 30's blues Old school hip hop, 1950 and 60's country.

pdn: And how would you describe your sounds in a few representative words?
Ben: Harsh industrial music highlighting the dark aspects of the human experience as well as the depths to which mans mind can deteriorate.

pdn: Which had been your favourite band to tour with so far? And also, if you could pick anyone, who would you like to share the stage with someday?
Ben: We've toured with so such great bands up to this point I think there's different experiences on each tour that have been my favorite, as far as one day maybe Skinny Puppy, Front 242, Einstürzende Neubauten

pdn: What are The Ludovico Technique's nearest plans? Any specific events the upcoming year?
Ben: We are at the moment in the studio recording our debut Metropolis Records Album "Some things Are Beyond Therapy" which I will turn in to them come Feb. We'll spend the remaining time of 2012 touring heavily and playing Europe for the first time.

pdn: Thank you so much for the interview! Any final words you would like to add for your fans?
Ben: Follow your passions, let no one stand in your way, we have one life to live and this is not a dress rehearsal for something else, If there's someone you love, express it, If there's something you hate, express it. The Things that separate us from other animals on this earth are the usage of tools, bipedal motion and ... Artistic Expression. You have dreams for your life and there is nothing to stop you. Thank you for your time and we'll see you out on the road!

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