「他們的音樂好有印度Feel!」類似的說話內容，時常也可以在Band Show中聽到，究竟當中所講的「他們」又是誰呢？他們就是今次Dig Project所訪問的主角──Sanskrit。日期：２００４年３月某日
在一個寧靜的晚上，我們約了五個熱愛玩音樂的大男孩進行訪問，希望透過今次的訪問，可以令一眾Band迷對Sanskrit有更深的了解，但點不知．．．Sanskrit 的組成話說DJ阿邦、結他手Wilson及Bass手肥禢本身是中學同學，大家已經認識了好一段日子。而Vocal小胡就在讀Poly U的時候認識了Wilson，於是有時就會聯同前鼓手阿Sam，三個人柴娃娃地夾Band。之後因為阿Sam的離隊，所以就搵了現任的鼓手Jackal頂上。而當時的Sanskrit剛好又想找一個DJ，於是便找了阿邦加入，形成了現在的陣容。
玩音樂的原因小胡說他所讀的中學在非自願的情況下要學小提琴，於是他便開始接觸古典音樂，從而對音樂亦有了更多的認識，久而久之，便開始了他的音樂旅程。而Wilson和肥禢也是因為聽得多和接觸的增加，勾起了他們對夾Band的慾望。Jackal就話自己將音樂當作打工一樣，因為鍾意，所以去做。至於阿邦則是看到朋友玩音樂，在耳濡目染的影響下，自己也想成為一份子。Band名的由來以及樂隊的音樂風格由於五人也喜歡印度音樂，所以就想找一些跟印度有關的東西來代表自己，而「Sanskrit」一字是解作梵文的意思，是一種印度的文字，大家商量過後都覺得幾好，所以便用來做Band名了。早期的Sanskrit都比較偏向印度式的搖滾樂，後來由於多接觸了一些美國的Nu-Metal樂隊，所以便將兩種音樂元素結合，成為了自己的Music Style，所以他們的音樂之所以會帶有一點點的印度色彩是有原因的。創作靈感對於小胡，早上七點和沖涼的時候可以說是他靈感最澎湃的時間，而肥褟和Jackal就覺得聽多些音樂也是一個增加靈感的好方法。他們更表示，以前就試過在講電話期間，突然有一些好的Idea，於是便利用電話錄音把那些Melody錄下來，再回Band房和大家研究。有時聽到某樂隊的歌有一些不錯的Idea，自己也會試一試，如果可以的話，會嘗試加入自己的歌曲中。對現今Band Show的看法Jackal希望日後的Band Show可以多元化一點，例如有DJ打碟和B-Boy跳舞等。至於小胡就希望主辦單位在舉辦表演時，可以提供更好的音響器材。而他們五人也一致認為現時觀眾的態度和反應也大不如前，不再像以往般投入，希望以後可以再熱烈一點。最難忘的演出阿邦：Motclub903在九展所舉辦的音樂會，因為是自己的第二場表演，好驚會失準，所以盡量令到自己好Enjoy，結果亦玩得幾好，所以好難忘。
肥禢、Wilson & Jackal：台灣的春天吶喊，成個show三日兩夜不停地有表演，觀眾都好投入現場的氣氛，有時仲會有人興奮到走上台上跟表演者一齊唱一齊跳，你會感到他們真的很熱愛音樂，而自己亦會好Enjoy上台表演的機會。
對Band Scene的睇法希望日後可以有更多新Band出現，而自己就會盡力去做到最好。他們認為有得繼續玩就不會感到失望，會保持開心，出Show，繼續做好歌。小胡更表示以前會很抗拒有些小妹妹去找他影相，但現在他會寧願她們是因為喜歡Sanskrit而來，並透過睇Sanskrit而接觸到更多本地Band，不要只Focus在Sanskrit身上。最新動向自從四月初同壞碑唇去完台灣的春天吶喊後，現正努力地為Demo進行錄音，找了大頭佛的結他手為Album做Producer，Site Access 的CM做Assistant Producer，希望可以在暑假完成。
PHOTO BY : CeCe
TEXT BY : littlejen
"Their music sounds like Incubus!”
“Their music really has the Indian feel”You probably have heard these comments in many band shows you have seen. But who are they? So let's check them out – Sanskrit
Date: March 2004
Place: Some park in Mong Kok
In a quiet night, we meet up 5 guys who are very into playing music to do an interview with DigProject. We hope that through this interview, we can give the audience a better understanding to Sanskrit, but then...
The Forming of Sanskrit
DJ Pong, guitarist Wilson and bassist Fat Yuk were from the same secondary school. They had known for each other for quite awhile. Wilson then met vocal Siu Wu when they studied in Poly U. Sometimes they met up with the former drummer Sam to play some music. However, due to that Sam's departure from the band, they found a new drummer Jackal. At that time the band wanted to recruit a DJ so they asked DJ Pong to join and the five formed the Sanskrit.
The Reason of Playing Music
Siu Wu says that he was forced to play the violin when he was in the secondary school. That was the time he listened to classical music. He soon discovered more about music and it slowly became his journey. Wilson and Fat Yuk wanted to play in a band because their interest in music has grown. Jackal tells us that he sees music as his job. He does it because he loves it. As for DJ Pong, he says his friends who play music influence him; as a result, he wanted to play music too.
The Name of Sanskrit and Its Style
Since all of the members like Indian music, therefore they wanted to find some Indian thing to represent themselves. "Sanskrit" is an ancient language of India used for literary and religious purposes for over two thousand years. They liked the word and used it for their band's name. In the earlier days, Sanskrit is more toward Indian style of rock. Later on, they started to listen to some nu-metal bands. Its influence has given them a new element. Adding the nu-metal to the Indian rock, that becomes their music style. This is why so many audience will say their music has the Indian flavor.
Siu Wu has the best ideas in the morning around 7am and the time when he takes a bath. Fat Yuk and Jackal thinks that listening to more music can give them ideas. It happened one time that during a phone conversation, all of the sudden they had a very good idea and they use the phone recording to record the melody. Later on they went back to their band room to discuss. Sometimes when listening to some songs, if they hear something good, they will like to try the ideas in their own songs.
Most Memorable Show
DJ Pong : Motclub 903 at Kowloon Bay HITEC. Since it was my 2nd time doing show, I was nervous that I would make mistake and play poorly. I tried to make myself enjoy the show as much as I could. And the outcome, I played well and it was unforgettable.Siu Wu : The first time going to Macau. The people there were so passionate, which gave me a lot of confidence. I enjoyed that show a lot!Fat Yuk, Wilson & Jackal : Taiwan's festival "Spring Scream". The whole show last 3 days and 2 nights. There were non stop performance and the audience were so into the show which created very good atmosphere. We saw audience got so high that they jumped up on the stage to sing and dance with the performance. We feel that they really like music and we really enjoy the opportunity to play on the stage.
About the Band Scene
Sanskrit hope there will be more new bands coming out. They will do their best to write more good songs. As long as they can still play, then they will be happy and not disappointed. Siu Wu used to dislike the fact that there are many little girls going to him to take photos with. He hopes that they are there because they like Sanskrit. Also he hopes that through Sanskrit, they can listen to more local bands instead of just focusing on Sanskrit.
Since the Taiwan's festival with another local band Vibration, they are now working hard to record their demo. They found Big Head Buddha's guitarist as the album's producer, and Site Access's CM as assistant producer. They hope they can finish the album by end of summer.
During the interview, we find that they are really playful and funny. They always make a lot of jokes. Sometimes we have no clue if their answers are real or not. They also have a lot of facial expression. The whole interview is finished under a lot of laughs. We really wish them well on their recording and the release of their first ever album.
PHOTO BY : CeCe
TEXT BY : littlejen
TRANSLATION BY : w u j o