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    Thu, 13 Mar 2014 13:03:47

    Take Aim: Amy Sciarretto vs. Starwalker's Bardi - Get global

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    • Air - LAS VEGAS - APRIL 17:  Singers Eddie Montgomery (L) and Troy Gentry (R) of the duo Montgomery Gentry speak onstage with host Storme Warren (C) onstage during the Academy Of Country Music's USO concert at Nellis Air Force Base on April 17, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
    • Air - LAS VEGAS - APRIL 17:  Singers Eddie Montgomery (L) and Troy Gentry (R) of the duo Montgomery Gentry speak onstage with host Storme Warren (C) onstage during the Academy Of Country Music's USO concert at Nellis Air Force Base on April 17, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
    • Air - LAS VEGAS - APRIL 17:  Host Storme Warren speaks onstage during the Academy Of Country Music's USO concert at Nellis Air Force Base on April 17, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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    We love Starwalker. They are a global pair. We decided to Take Aim with Bardi from the group. Go ahead, get to know 'em.

    Twitter-size your bio -- your choice of 140 words or characters, if you want to get technical-- and tell us everything we need to know! GO!

    Starwalker is two artists blended together: Jean-Benoit Dunckel (Air, Tomorrow's World) and Bardi Johannsson (Bang Gang, Lady & Bird). We choose the Starwalker name, because we like it. We make music because it is our passion. We like different things but have many things in common. One likes to wear white and the other one black. We are from Iceland and France. A mixture of nature and classic design. Sometimes we feel dark and sometimes we are happy. We reflect our feelings in our music. We have other projects, but wanted to start Starwalker as an indie band because it gives us freedom to do what we want. We mostly write in Paris and in between studio sessions we eat 'legume saute' and sometimes we drink coffee.

    If you were not doing music, you would be...

    There are so many things we would like to do if we were not cursed with the urge of making music. We would maybe work in other art fields, science, government or even just taking some holidays once in a while. Maybe live in a castle, drink blood and practice how to make babies.

    Any non-music hobbies, talents or skills?

    JB rides his motorbike and eventually repairs it. It can be hard because his hands get dirty and stiff, so it is harder to play keyboards. He likes to go to flea markets in Paris and search for art deco and art nouveau furnitures. Bardi has been working for the city of Reykjavik in committees during the 4 years of Jon Gnarr being the Mayor. He likes design and photography as a hobby. Growing vegetables is a new fetish. He has had a TV show and a radio show. Likes to watch and make weird films. Mostly talented in washing clothes.

    Pick ONE song on your record and share a writing or recording story. Something intimate, that you haven't told anyone else (or at least a bunch of writers or journalists) and that which puts us in the moment with you. Let's get intimate, shall we?

    'Losers Can Win' was written in a few sessions. The first version of the song is on our EP under the name Losers Can Win (All That You've Got). After we finished it, we wanted to try some new experiences with the track and speed it up a little and re-recorded it, a bit faster using the end as the beginning. Bardi was working on a project with Keren Ann so we asked her to contribute vocals on and lyrics input on it. We are sorry but nobody got hurt or killed during the recording so maybe not exciting. No animals were harmed during the recording nor did we consume any chemicals. We are natural acid heads.

    Finish this sentence: Starwalker is the artist that...

    ...makes music that Jean-Benoit Dunckel and Bardi Johannsson like. Others are allowed to like it too or not. Turn it up or turn it off.

    Did you dig this Take Aim sesh as much as we did?

    Starwalker - Losers Can Win

    —Amy Sciarretto
    03.13.14



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