Prog Me: Hans Lundin

This month: Hans Lundin (Kaipa)

OK COMPUTER? I use Logic on my studio computer but I don’t have to have the latest new thing. I’m an old-fashioned man with an old-fashioned phone so if I’m out walking or cycling, I will wait until I get home to use the internet. MASTERMIND? I don’t think I have one! RELICS? I’m quite minimalist in the way I live but I used to own a classic car – it was a Volvo Duett 1967 that my father originally bought for his commercial laundry business. When he retired, I took it over and looked after it for many years. I eventually sold it to a private collector in Holland. SOUND & VISION So many things have made an impression on me over the years so I’m not sure about favourites, but when I find something that I like, I don’t feel I need to listen to it again because our world is already filled with so much music and films. At the time, I really enjoyed Twin Peaks and I didn’t want to miss an episode, but I don’t think I would sit through it again. SUPPER’S READY! To drink, a cold beer – when I visit any new country, I like to sample the local brews. As for food, I eat almost everything but prefer vegetables, especially ones I’ve grown in my garden.

Natasha Scharf
Deputy Editor, Prog

Contributing to Prog since the very first issue, writer and broadcaster Natasha Scharf was the magazine’s News Editor before she took up her current role of Deputy Editor, and has interviewed some of the best-known acts in the progressive music world from ELP, Yes and Marillion to Nightwish, Dream Theater and TesseracT. Starting young, she set up her first music fanzine in the late 80s and became a regular contributor to local newspapers and magazines over the next decade. The 00s would see her running the dark music magazine, Meltdown, as well as contributing to Metal Hammer, Classic Rock, Terrorizer and Artrocker. Author of music subculture books The Art Of Gothic and Worldwide Gothic, she’s since written album sleeve notes for Cherry Red, and also co-wrote Tarja Turunen’s memoirs, Singing In My Blood. Beyond the written word, Natasha has spent several decades as a club DJ, spinning tunes at aftershow parties for Metallica, Motörhead and Nine Inch Nails. She’s currently the only member of the Prog team to have appeared on the magazine’s cover.