Friday, February 25, 2011
The Name "Austria" Why?
Every band has a reason for why they chose their name. Some for very interesting and complex reasons and some out of sheer stupidity (I can name a few from the latter, but that would offend). As mentioned in my blog 2/24, several people have asked, why “Austria”? One person even asked, wouldn’t it be more appropriate if they were called “Argentina”? Noooo. The artist is trying to accomplish something. The group’s moniker is an extension of their music, no matter how ridiculous you might think it is; it’s part of who they are. So why “Austria”? I will admit, when I first got to know the guys, I asked Lautaro Gonzalez de Cap, one of the writers and vocalists of the group, the same question. He replied, and I’m paraphrasing, “Our music is pristine, like the country Austria.” A more detailed explanation is this: If you have seen images of the country Austria, or have visited it, most likely you saw beautiful steeples and lovely architecture with snow-capped mountains in the background, backed by a gorgeous sky of blue. You could describe some of the images of the country as clean, crisp and pristine. Gonzalez also added that great musicians, such as Wolfgang Mozart were native Austrians. Possibly a deeper look at the reason for the band’s affinity toward this European country might be that they are in some way paying homage not only to its physical beauty, but to the people it has produced…and the lads from Rosario, Argentina aspire to be as great as them.
So, there you have it. You may still think the reasoning stinks, but that’s what the band decided and you shall know them by that one name.