Friday, April 09, 2010

Matt Menovcik of Vinca Minor Talks About Flowers and Music With Absolute Punk

Seattle's Matt Menovcik loves flowers. Listening to his moody but beautiful music, under the moniker Vinca Minor, flowers are probably not the first thing that comes to mind. In an interview with Absolute Punk Menovcik talks about how the name Vinca Minor comes from the name of a flower and how an essence of that flower influences his music.

"This is the name for the lesser periwinkle, which produces violet-purple flowers. This species is less aggressive than the Vinca Major species. The flowers are solitary in the leaf axils, though form large colonies as ground cover. Do I think we are ground cover? No. Do I think we are solitary in the midst of a colony? I think the music on this album is very lonely and “isolated”. I am very aware of us being solitary beings in a larger colony. I think flowers are beautiful and I am a big fan of beauty."

Absolute Punk asks different bands the same 20 questions in their lively regular Q&A feature, but Menovcik's answers have to be some of the most thought out, meaningful and revealing.