segunda-feira, 26 de janeiro de 2015

Homesick with Miserable - An Interview



Kristina Esfandiari é a garota por trás do Miserable, e sua estreia o Ep Dog Days é magistal, deslumbrante e coloque o adjetivo que mais lhe for conveniente porque o disco é genial.

Um shoegazer em baixa rotação, nuances de Mazzy Star, MBV e outros tantos poderão servir de guia, mas Kristina criou um ep único, com extrema melancolia as quatro músicas vão adentrando aos poros de forma avassaladora.

Um trabalho grandioso que a credencia como uma das grandes promessas para este 2015. Aguardamos ansiosamente o debute.

***** Interview with Miserable *****



Q. When did Miserable start, tell us about the history.
Miserable started in 2013. I've released a split with Grey Zine and two EPs for Miserable: Halloween Dream and Dog Days. I am currently working on a full length.

http://runforcoverrecords.bandcamp.com/album/miserable-grey-zine-split-7

http://miserablegrl.bandcamp.com/album/dog-days

http://thenativesound.bandcamp.com/album/halloween-dream-ep

Q: Who are your influences?
Bruce Springsteen, Robert Smith, Jason Pierce, Justin Broadrick, James Allen.

Q. Make a list of 5 albuns of all time…
The Cure - Disintegration
Spiritualized - Ladies And Gentlemen...
Jesu - Silver
Glasvegas - Euphoric Heartbreak
Bruce Springsteen - Nebraska

Q. How do you feel playing live?
Like I finally understand why I am alive.


Q. How do you describe Miserable sounds?
Tragic.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
I hear songs in my head and I try to the best of my ability to get these sounds into the recordings. It's challenging but I guess it wouldn't be human otherwise.

Q. Which new bands do you recommended?
Funeral Advantage, Foie Gras & Mother Room.

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
Glasvegas or Bruce Springsteen.

Q: What´s the plan for the future?
Put out as much music as possible. Hope it sees folks through good and bad days. Travel the world. Share my music with the world.

Q: Any parting words?
Don't let other people tell you who or what you are. Only you can answer that question. You can be whoever the fuck you want to be. Believe in yourself first and others will follow.
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https://miserablegrl.bandcamp.com/album/dog-days
https://www.facebook.com/miserablegrl

Ghost Riders with Frankie Teardrop Dead - An Interview



Algumas coisas acontecem sem maiores explicações, simplesmente acontecem e não há como fugir ou negar. Foi exatamente o que aconteceu durante uma das muitas pesquisas feitas pelo TBTCI dentro do submundo dos bons sons, quando eis que do nada dei de cara com um nome - Frankie Teardrop Dead - simplesmente genial, remetendo a clássica e assustadora canção do Suicide de seu primeiro e essencial álbum. Não teve como eu não me submeter a audição. E o resultado? Chapação!!!

V.U., Suicide, BJM, Spacemen 3, experimentações e acidez permeiam a sonoridade dos caras. Nada oficial ainda lançado, digo ainda porque o debute esta para vir ao mundo, "Better than some, Worse than others" é o nome do que esta por vir. As demos e algumas músicas em vídeos espalhados pela web dão o gostosinho do que vira.

Fritação, piração, ao melhor estilo Anton Newcombe, é muito provável que o debute do Frankie Teardrop Dead torne-se álbum de cabeceira, simplesmente assim, sem maiores explicações, como deve ser.


***** Interview with Frankie Teardrop Dead *****


Q. When did Frankie Teardrop Dead started, tell us about the history...
A. We started back in 2011, with 8 band members, 5 songs and 1 cover... There was no real plans at first, just wanted to play music with some friends, more of a punk approach.

Q: Who are your influences?
A. We try and take influences from everywhere, we listen to a wide range of music from Steve Reich to Spaceman 3. From sounds and lyrics from Roxy Music to drones and beats from Suicide.

Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
A. Hard to limit ourselves to 5...
Brian Wilson-Smile
The Velvet Underground-Self-titled
Roxy Music-72
John Lennon-Mind Games
Brian Jonestown Massacre-Give it back

Q. How do you feel playing live?
A. Depends what we are on if you know what i mean.

Q. How do you describe Frankie Teardrop Dead sounds?
A. We always say "band music" whenever we get asked that question but that is pretty vague... so sometimes psychedelic, sometimes blues, sometimes shoe-gaze, we always try and experiment with different sounds, not limiting ourselves.

Q. Tell us about the process of recording the songs?
A. Its very free form, always different, most of our songs have come from jams, a real collective effort. We started off in our bedroom in a grim warehouse in North London and have progressed to a nicer warehouse in East London, we record, mix everything ourselves. It could take us a day to record a whole song or could take up to a couple of weeks, every song has been different so far.



Q. Which new bands do you recommended? 
A.We haven't seen many new bands that we really like since we have been gigging but the 2 that always spring to mind are: Orphans and Vandals Colourmasks Both of them very underrated, they deserve more credit.

Q: Which band would you love to make a cover version of?
A.We don't really believe in covers if you have your own songs but when we did first start out we didn't have enough songs for our first gig so we did a cover of a cover... It was "Im Free" by the Soup Dragons, by The Rolling Stones.

Q: What´s the plans for future....
A. We have our 1st album on vinyl coming out in a few weeks titled "Better than some, Worse than others" released by an independent London based label called "Unit 8 Studios" and we are trying to finish the 2nd album ready to come out in Spring/Summer. Lots of gigs around the UK hopefully and there is talk of touring in France.

Q: Any parting words?
A.Turn on, Tune in, Drop out. Peace
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https://www.facebook.com/frankieteardropdead

Star Power with Later - An Interview




Da Itália vem a one man band sob a alcunha de Later, uma paulada curta, grossa e rápida encharcada de fuzz, distorções, barulheira preguiçosa lo-fi e com um apetite furioso em compor e gravar seus registros, sejam singles, eps, álbuns, o que for, o Later tem uma enorme discografia, toda amparada pelos adjetivos barulhentos que se preza em um lo-fi top.

Mais uma vez a Itália nos brinda com uma beleza. Ótima trilha sonora pra um role de skate.



***** Interview with Later *****


Q. When did Later started, tell us about the history...
1- later is a home solo project.i started recording stuff with this moniker in 1995/96 circa.the idea was and still is to record tunes in the easiest way trying to keep the primal "feeling" of the tunes,regardless of the quality of sounds...or even defacing it.

Q: Who are your influences?
2 - i'm into a lot of music but the ones i believe have changed my mind are surely punk and noise in their various forms from pop to hardcore.. but i also love jazz and thrash metal!

Q. Make a list of 5 albuns of all time…
3 - (this is the hardest question) so i'd say:

einsturzende neubauten - kollaps
sonic youth - evol my
bloody valentine - loveless
dead kennedys - fresh fruit for rotting vegetables
the cure - pornography

but the list should be of 100 albums at least!

Q. How do you feel playing live?
4 - i've never played live the Later songs.it's a domestic project.i play live with my bands which are St1ven S1gal and Thee Loyal Wankers.

Q. How do you describe Later sounds?
5 - i usually i describe it as "lo-fi pop noise" but i always thought that labels sucks and everyone describe the music the way he feels it and compare with the other sounds he knows.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
}6 - it's very simple! i find a melody or a riff or a noise and then record the rest.it's a very fast process.usually it takes about 15-20 mins to write and record a song,just because i don't take 'em as "songs" but tunes.


Q. Which new bands do you recommended?
7 - i must be honest: i'm a music archeologist! i'd prefer to search and listen bands backwards in the past than forward.but some new bands i really appreciate are the shoegazers ringo deathstarr and a place to bury strangers...

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
8 - i've recorded a lot of covers,but just for fun! on my bandcamp you can listen something of spacemen 3,sonic youth,guided by voices,ultravox,beatles etc...

Q: What´s the plans for future....
9 - my plans is to keep playing and recording everything i have in mind and put it online for free,as i always did.

Q: Any parting words?
10 - thank you Renato...as my beloved band yatsura sing : "take a stand, make a plan,form a gang, a lo-fi band!" come find me at www.laterplan9.bandcamp.com bye!
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https://www.facebook.com/pages/Later
www.laterplan9.bandcamp.com

domingo, 25 de janeiro de 2015

Machine Gun with Aerial Love Feed - An Interview


Uma das mais cultuadas bandas da segunda geração shoegazer o Aerial Love Feed em 2000 lançou seu debute, um dos principais álbuns daquela época, no sentido de resistir ao "enfraquecimento" da sonoridade, todavia, um álbum fundamental que influenciaria uma nova e gigantesca geração que viria depois e logicamente que tornaria-se o que vivenciamos atualmente.

Claramente influencia por Slowdive e MBV, principalmente em seus momentos mais experimentais, mesclando o shoegazer clássico com as experimentações dançantes e mais viajantes, o Aerial Love Feed permanece na ativa e em breve novos lançamentos deverão vir a tona.

Um verdadeiro momento fundamental nas páginas do TBTCI que passa a história do sheogazing sound a limpo.

Sras e Srs Aerial Love Feed.


***** Interview with Aerial Love Feed *****




When did Aerial Love Feed starts tell us about the history…
I moved to NYC in 1997. I had a handful of songs I had written, and I was looking to start a shoegaze specific style band. There wasn't any specific shoegaze bands currently in the NYC scene, so I thought we had a decent chance of making an impact. The band formed through Craigslist, and we were off and running. It took awhile to find the right group, drummers, and bassists in particularly. Eventually, we had a set full of songs, and a small following. The Strokes and other NYC acts starting making NYC a very popular place to play and be heard again. Interpol used to open for us, we were doing the shoegaze thing, and bands were coming up on the scene, Stellarstarr, Asobi Seksu, A place to bury strangers. Needless to say, I think prior to 2000, many labels liked our buzz, but didn't believe in shoegaze still, and we also had issues trying to record a proper record and getting the sound we wanted. We probably recorded a full lengthrecord four times, and the ep was the best thing that demonstrated our sound sonically. We had done the ep with Keith Cleversley from Flaming Lips/Colfax Abby fame. As years rolled on, I began getting more and more heavily influenced by bands like Primal Scream, Brian Eno, and Echo and the Bunnymen, my writing Was maturing, my voice, and I was interested in more of a dirtier, and more electronic focused sound. By then, we decided(probably not for the wise)to change our name to Rockethouse. Under Rockethouse, we finally recorded a proper record, although probably lost some fans along the way as we not only changed our name, but dropped some of the shoegaze tunes off. I think we were still a little ahead of the time with our sound, as we didn't sound like the generic Strokes, yeah yeah yeahs, NYC bands, and we had more of a british sound to us. We toured, wrote, and put out a second record with a Japan label. I ended up moving out of NYC, and things were just becoming dull around 2007. The last four years or so I have been writing and recording stuff for a solo record and television projects. I started to take time out and rerecord all of our songs and wanted to finally put out something historically that demonstrated what AERIAL LOVE FEED stood for. I wanted the songs to be heard, especially now with the shoegaze resurgence.

Q: Who are your influences?
Slowdive, Echo and the bunnymen, The Chameleons, Ladytron, The house of love, Catherine wheel, Adorable, My bloody Valentine

Q. Made a list of 5 albuns of all time…
Slowdive-souvlaki
Mbv-loveless
Electrafixion-burned
Primal Scream-Exterminator
Ladytron-Velocifero

Q. How do you feel playing live?
Excited, nervous, pumped

Q. How do you describe Aerial Love Feed´s sounds?
Our sounds are hypnotic, ethereal, and poppy. I always intended to have guitars that sounded like synths, huge beats, and echoed vocals. We used to describe it as pop songs with an ethereal wall of sound and jeep beats


Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
The current release was done in a home studio. I tracked the basic formula of the songs as I always heard them in my head. I recorded our bassist, and put down all of the guitars and vocals in the studio. Mixed and mixed, and mixed.

Q. Which new bands do you recommended?
Fmlybnd Blackbird Blackbird Empire of the Sun

Still love Beach house and the Go Team

Q: Which bands you love to made a cover version?
Anyone really...

Q: What´s the plans for future....
Another record, touring..

Q: Any parting words?
ahead of our time, but years too late..
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https://soundcloud.com/aerial-love-feed
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Aerial-Love-Feed

sábado, 24 de janeiro de 2015

Café Bleu with Allie´s Dope - An Interview



Pegue a classe, a elegância e o requinte de Paul Weller e seu Style Council e imagine sendo misturado com a class of 86 e acrescente um pouco de Ride, fase Goiing Black Again.

A química seria o surgimento do Allie´s Dope, italianos em busca da canção perfeita. O duo Allie´s Dope acabou de debutar com o ep Beauteous há questão de quatro dias atrás, um belíssimo início pros caras.

Canções ensolaradas e para elevar o bem estar, e o futuro começa a brilhar pros caras.


***** Interview with Allie´s Dope *****


Q. When did Allie´s Dope started, tell us about the history...
(Davide speaking) Well, we have a quite strange plot..at the very beginning the band was born as b-side project..I already had another band but at that time I felt the desire of not be anchored anymore to the music I’ve always been binded to. I mean, the background was hard rock, blues and so on..I was 18 more or less and suddently that happened. What I partly denied in the past turned out to be my main source of inspiration. So I started getting closer to what we call “indie rock”, closer to new wave bands, psychedelia and experimental music..and of course I discovered shoegaze. This happened to me but let me explain something about my fellows: when we started we were a four piece band and more folk oriented, even all the influences above mentioned where there. Lorenzo Gaibazzi was at the drums, and Lucy Rose Eviston our singer. After embracing totally the idea of changing our music Alessandro and I decided to go on with the project without them. We still are good friends. So I found myself playing the guitar, singing and using a drum machine, while Alessandro had a lot to do with his guitar to fill our sound. Playing as a duo can be really difficult, but when it works..it’s pure magic.

Q: Who are your influences?
We both grew up with hard rock, that’s it. From Whitesnake to Def Leppard, Scorpions and so on..we both are jazz and blues lovers (Chet Baker, Robert Johnson, Django Reinhardt, Bill Evans, Jim Hall, Miles Davis and many more) ..and sometimes this influence comes up in our music. Now, speaking of me I’m more into alternative music, from classic indie rock (Arctic Monkeys, The strokes) to stoner (QOTSA), darkwave such as The Cult, early indie bands like The Smiths. I’m also into King Crimson, David Bowie, Tocotronic, Style council and Paul Weller. Last but not least shoegaze/dream pop/krautrock (My bloody valentine, Ride, JAMC, Slowdive, TOY, Faust). I also like to bring in our music electro stuff (mainly the drums)..so why not name stuff like Washed out and Neon indians. Alessandro is instead a huge John Mayer and John Butler fan! He enjoys The Maccabees, TDCC and Black Keys! You see these are very different musicians, but we can find a path as we are very open.

Q. Make a list of 5 albuns of all time…
I will answer considering the music we make with Allie’s Dope rather than our own personal favourite list:

Going blank again-Ride
Souvlaki-Slowdive
Café bleu- Style council
Given to the wild-Maccabees
Lonerism-Tame Impala

Q. How do you feel playing live?
We feel just fine! That’s the best thing of all the process, the best way to express ourselves and our sounds. We always feel extremely good when we know we have a gig. We consider the fact that in our country it’s much more diffucult for us to find where to play,if we were in other countries it would be different and we’d really love to play abroad! Anyway, It’s funny because even if we do our songs the whole live is a sort of big jam between me and Alessandro..we never know what’s going to happen or when we’ll decide to finish. Playing live is for us a “conscious hallucination”.

Q. How do you describe Allie´s Dope sounds?
Let’s say something funny: if Pat Metheny would make love with The Maccabees Allie’s Dope would be the baby. Ah and Bill Frisell would be the uncle! No, seriously, we’re melodic and atmospheric, sometimes more noisey, sometimes more surfy.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
Our process is a continuous exchange of ideas. It starts out from a jam or a personal idea. Then we build up the rest. For recordings, we choose the songs among a bunch of tunes that we wrote and that we consider suitable to record. Everything is basically set, however we often change something during the recordings..that’s why we love this experience..the production of our songs goes beyond the basic structure and adding fiils to that particular song..we’re a lot into improvisation without fixed rules. Some takes are bad, but others..big moments! We consider recording as a creative tool, not only a way to fix and crystallize a song that you made.


Q. Which new bands do you recommended?
First of all My invisible friends! They’re our friends and we live in the same town. We also shared a concert together, and I hope we will do that again! They released awesome psych-shoegaze stuff! Check ‘em out! Another band I would like to mention is Man is not a bird..nice music!

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
It would be interesting to take a jazzy song that we love and play it in our own style..we did so in the past but we’d love to do that more consciously in order to give a real shape to a cover with our style. Maybe a dreamy/ambient sounding tune from Bill Frisell would sound good..

Q: What´s the plans for future....
Our goal would be playing shows in other countries..small venues, maybe..which we really appreciate. We know it’s not easy but we like to know new people and realities..and playing abroad would be the best. For now, the main plan consists in promoting our debut Ep and play where we can..we will by the way continue to write new stuff for whatever the future brings and for our gigs.

Q: Any parting words?
Buy our Ep if you want to support us and if you find yourselves into our tunes!
We keep dreaming with you all..a bit of luck to everyone
and be curious! Thanks
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https://alliesdope.bandcamp.com
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Allies-Dope

sexta-feira, 23 de janeiro de 2015

Celia´s Dream with Intenna - An Interview



A Indonésia tem um tino para nos agraciar com criações etéreas de ótima qualidade, vide Sharesprings e principalmente uma beleza chamada Jellybelly que já passou pelas páginas do TBTCI lá nos primórdios.

Agora mais uma vez seguindo a tendência, outra beleza etérea a chegar nestas páginas é o Intenna que a pouco soltou um split ao lado do Guttersnipe, as duas canções a cargo do Intenna seguem os ensinamentos do Slowdive, ambientações lentas e melancólicas envoltas a um poderoso e triste wall of sound.

O Intenna além deste spli ainda fará parte de uma compilação a ser lançado no início de fevereiro em parceria pelas gravadoras Ear to Ear e Gerpfast Kolektif, que faz um bom apanhado da nova safra shoegazer, incluindo os brasileiros Duelectrum e Robsongs.

O fato é que o Intenna é perfeito para embalar seus sonhos.

***** Interview with Intenna *****


Q. When did Intenna started, tell us about the history...
A: Hi there.. Intenna started 5 years ago, in November 2009, when two dropped out college student shares their common favorite and their experiences in music. At that time, Antok and Obing were still a member in two different hiatus group, Result Unknown and Eboni & Ivory. The hiatus of their groups make them start over new again, as one group. Obing and Henry also has a plan to formed a band, then Obing introduce Antok to Henry. Antok ask Pugud to play bass before they decide looking for a female vocalist. Oming is the latest member who joined Intenna in a couple weeks after. Henry was the one who offered her to fill vocal sound on this band. Little Miss Sunshine and Dansa Hujan then became our two first songs on that year.

Q: Who are your influences?
A: Each of us has our own influences. As a shoegaze musician, you can obviously mention My Bloody Valentine, Cocteau Twins, Slowdive, or even M83. But there’s also other influences. Not just on artistic dimension, but also on ideology and attitude on stage. So we have a variant list. Not only a musician, but also a writer, visual artist, activist, dancer, even books. Our friends, our family, they are always our inflluences. And we sure, we are influencing each other.

Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
A: Efek Rumah Kaca (self titled),
M83 - Before The Dawn Heals Us,
Sonic Youth – Washing Machine,
Radiohead – Amnesiac ,
The milo- Let me begins

Q. How do you feel playing live?
A: Live performance on stage brings a lot of challenges to us as a band. We have to deal with nervous, technical issues, and audience. But we love it.

Q. How do you describe Intenna´s sounds?
A: On the first, especially on Little Miss Sunshine and Dansa Hujan, we sounds like a child who love to share her/his stories. But later on, it change. Now, we sounds like a child who shout out her/his concern innocently. We always love layered guitar sounds, spacey and dreamy modulated reverbs, sometimes we add harsh fuzzy noises with steady beat of 90’s alternative music.


Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs?
We rent a studio we'd love, make an appointment with the engineer and then we start to record, sometimes after some rehearsal. We're not hiring a producer, we just want to create music on our own.

Q. Which new bands do you recommended
A: Theory of Discoustic, Sharesprings, Marche La Void and Senyawa they all from Indonesia.

Q: Which bands would you love to make a cover version of?
A: Rumah Sakit and Slowdive

Q: What´s the plan for the future....
A: We really want to go overseas. Such as Japan. Maybe next year or two years later. Our short-term plan is release our first album on 2015 and have a Java Promo Tour. Eight songs have been recorded recently for it. We need three more to complete it. Hopefully we can finish it on time.

Q: Any parting words?
A: Alon-Alon asal Kelakon (Slowly but surely) this is the paraphrase in our culture that we always do it in slowly but the intense on doing it. we hope that we can always do what ever we like to do... and once again thanks for listening intenna music
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Transharmonic Nights with OLMS - An Interview



Eletrônica com tendências darks e minimais, Fad Gadget, Kraftwerk, Xymox, são os fantamas que assombram a sonoridade do OLMS, um projeto que segundo seu criador e seu próprio assassino, Denis Hudson nasceu, cresceu fez de sua música hits potenciais para pistas escuras e esfumaçadas e sucumbiu ao seu criador.

Fica a história relatada na entrevista para o TBTCI.

Se estivéssemos nos 80´s o OLMS seria muito mais admirado, uma pena.



***** Interview with OLMS *****


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Q. When did OLMS started, tell us about the history..
Q1: Olms started around early 2011 as a folk project. as I experimented with sounds it slowly became electronic ambient music with influences from Dada noise and Musique concrete.

Q: Who are your influences?
Q2: My primary influences for OLMS were german bands like Tangerine dream, Kraftwerk and a lot of progrock bands like Manfred Manns earth band and King Crimson but as I became more interested in synthesizers I dug out my dads New Order casettes and started listening to Joy division, Clan of Xymox and The frozen autumn. "chriality" by The Frozen Autumn convinced me to make Darkwave.

Q. Made a list of 5 albuns of all time…
q3: My favorite albums of all time are probably Phaedra by tangerine dream, 20 jazzfunk greats by throbbing gristle,Transharmonic Nights by Peter Baumann, Under The Flag by Fad Gadget and GOLD by ABBA.

Q. How do you feel playing live?
4: I love playing live. more so now than I did about two years ago. since I no longer play as OLMS I feel like I can really let myself go loose. It's funny because some of my performances have really freaked people out, like one time I vomited water on stage and clawed at my own skin til I was bleeding. I really like performing though, it's a good catharsis from the mundane life of the American midwest.

Q. How do you describe OLMS´s sounds?
Q5: how would I describe OLMS is a good question. Honestly OLMS had a lot of different sounds and style to it. I guess with OLMS I just really really had no clue what I was doing and sort of made it on accident. OLMS was a happy accident as Bob Ross would say.


Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
q6: OLMS initially was recorded on a lot of software. I couldn't afford a synth so I did what I could to make it. I did use a lot of casette looping and found sounds though. but honestly, OLMS was computer music, not really because I wanted to take the easy method, but because it was all I could afford.

Q. Which new bands do you recommended? q6: I don't listen to a lot of new bands to be completely honest. I think today's darkwave/post punk scene is really homogenized. I'm honestly sick of people trying to sound like joy division. hell, I hate the monochrome shopping mall aesthetic. really, there's just an overall lack of creativity I see. I REALLY love Equinoxous and a local act called frost biter that uses looper pedals and analogue synths. really cool stuff. Josh Tanner is another local act who makes what I could describe as industrial pop. I've been listening to a lot of powernoise lately and I have a friend whos got a project called Silent Heretic and I'm also into another local act called marital vows and another called 5starhotel. other than High Functioning Flesh and Foetus, I haven't really been listening to as much synth music as of recent.

Q: Which bands you love to made a cover version?
q7: I've covered The Normal, Joy Division, New order, ect. they were all fun but I have no covers in mind right now.

Q: What´s the plans for future....
q8: I have no plans for OLMS at all. OLMS is dead. as for my other work I'm just gonna keep making music. I actually have a minimal/industrial techno project on the way so look out for that.

Q: Any parting words?
q9: Keep your eyes peeled for a project called Scalper and The Cudgel
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http://olms.bandcamp.com/
https://www.facebook.com/glowingolms

A Strangely Isolated Place. with Auralscapes - An Interview



Rob Smith é a mente que constrói os delírios sonoros do Auralscapes seu projeto paralelo e de sua banda oficial o Soundwavves.

Enquanto o Soundwavves é mais shoegazer e psicodélico navegando em terrenos alucinógenos e delirantes, o Auralscapes caminho de forma mais hipnótica e celestial em ambientações feitas para flutuar em sonhos.

Acenda seu cigarro, ou encha seu copo e sintonize-se em conexão com outras esferas.


***** Interview with Auralscapes/Soundwavves *****


Q. When did Auralscapes/Soundwavves startded, tell us about the history...
A: Auralscapes started in 2012 as a side project from my band Soundwavves. As Soundwavves is more song driven Auralscapes is more focused on Ambient sounds and digging deeper into the sounds that make Soundwavves.

Q: Who are your influences?
A. Some of my influences are Ulrich Schnauss, Robin Guthrie, Brian Eno, Hearts of Space, Echoes and anything ambient.

Q. Made a list of 5 albuns of all time…
A: here is a list in no specific order
1. Ulrich Schnauss - A Strangely Isolated Place.
2. Steve Roach - Structures From Silence
3. Hammock - Departure Songs 4.
The Church- Priest = Aura
5. Red House Painters - Rollercoaster

Q. How do you feel playing live?
I have not performed live doing Auralscapes material but I do perform with Soundwavves. I do like to perform especially when I have a new song or songs to see how the audience reacts. So far so good haha. I don't plan to perform any Auralscapes stuff live as of now but who knows!

Q. How do you describe Auralscapes/Soundwavves´ sounds?
dreamy, spacey, drone, ambient and shoegaze


Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
A: usually Ill have an idea and if it sounds good I'll clean it up and videotape it and see what other people think.

Q. Which new bands do you recommended?
A. As for new bands I have not really heard too much as I've been busy working on new material for Soundwavves but when I hear something good and new ill know it.

Q: Which bands you love to made a cover version?
A: I'm not really into covering songs although I feel that way now doesn't mean I never will it just means I haven't found a song that I had to cover. Eventually I'll find a song or two to cover possibly.

Q: What´s the plans for future....
A. The future looks good as Soundwavves plans to do more shows possibly a mini tour and maybe even a new album. Nothing really planned for Auralscapes just some new videos of new pieces.

Q: Any parting words?
A. Stay true to yourself and your path of where you want to go and don't give up
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https://www.facebook.com/pages/Auralscapes
https://soundcloud.com/soundwavves





quinta-feira, 22 de janeiro de 2015

Spaceships with Wild Eyes - An Interview



De Covina, Los Angeles vem outro daqueles que vem se tornando prediletos do TBTCI, também pudera, pegar aquele shoegazer sussurrante do Whirpool e mesclar com o shoegazer psicodelico do segundo álbum do Telescopes é como dar um tapa em grande estilo na orelha de todos.

O ep Blue Haze é fenomenal. Paredes sonoras cortando de fora a fora as entranhas. When It´s over é um verdadeiro massacre de wall of sound.

Wild Eyes é elegantemente cruel e deliciosamente delirante. ACIMA.


***** Interview with Wild Eyes *****


Q. When did Wild Eyes starts, tell us about the history...
A: Ok well I'm Eric. I've known the guys in the band since high school and we formed around 2010. I was heavily into shoegaze at the time so I just wrote the songs and showed them to the guys to play live.

Q: Who are your influences?
A: My influences have changed a lot since our last release but my 2 main influences on the stuff we released so far would have to be everything mbv has ever done (obviously haha) and mono's "walking cloud.." album.

Q. Made a list of 5 albuns of all time…
A: All time is pretty hard to choose from. I think my choices are a little biased to some classic records I've been listening to lately. These albums probably sound so cliche but you asked me of all time, so..yeah lol. They're great. In no particular order:

1. Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon
2. Jimi Hendrix: Axis of Love
3. John Lennon: Plastic Ono Band
4. Beatles: Abbey Road
5. Led Zeppelin 1

Q. How do you feel playing live?
A: Live is so much fun and exciting when u play new songs for the first few times but it can also get stale when playing the same songs over and over and over again.

Q. How do you describe Wild Eyes´s sounds?
A: Layered Sonic Waves woven in Distortion...I guess. But I would say our new stuff is a little different.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
A: every song is different but it usually starts with just messing around with an instrument, finding something cool, and then working on it for a very long time.


Q. Which new bands do you recommended?
A: I haven't been listening to any new bands lately but I like caribou's new album. Lately i've been listening to a lot of rare Italian/French library music from the 60's/70's. Here's a link to a playlist I made if you're interested: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLN5ZnBQE56Ep9jqijdeMyHY-58UDGNihy

Q: Which bands you love to made a cover version?
A: Pink Floyd's "any colour you like".

Q: What´s the plans for future....
A: Release our first vinyl, play some shows, and make some shirts!

Q: Any parting words?
A: New material is coming this year. It's different but in a good way. It's definitely more psychedelic and groovin now. I'm exploring more sounds than I ever used before so that's exciting and I can't wait for you guys to hear it.

Thanks for the interview!
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https://wildeyestheband.bandcamp.com
https://www.facebook.com/wildeyesband

Deluxe with Elastic Sleep - An Interview


É fato que o shoegazer esta evidentemente em alta novamente, se é que um dia realmente esteve em baixa, porque mesmo com o grunge, brit pop, etc, etc aqueles garotos mantiveram acesa a essência mesmo que lá no submundo do underground, mas o gazer sempre esteve lá, meio que tramando uma reviravolta e sua vingança.

Eis que a hora enfim chegou, e um de seus novos expoentes, talvez um dos mais poderosos é o Elastic Sleep da Irlanda. Leave You seu disco de estreia é uma catarse do início ao fim, mesclando momentos etéreos mais puxados para o lado de Lush e Slowdive e em outros farpas violentas ecoam como balas sendo atiradas contra os tímpanos.

Leave You é intenso mesmo nos momentos de calmaria, a dor esta presente disfarçada em cândidas melodias e doces vocalizações.

Um cruzamento devastador entre Telescopes, fase Taste e Lush, simplesmente essencial.


***** Interview with Elastic Sleep ******




Q. When did Elastic Sleep started, tell us about the history...
We started playing live about 18 months ago in Cork, where we are all living here in Ireland. Some of us had played together in bands before so we sort of gravitated towards each other when we felt like playing a certain type of music. I had a premonition about the band forming six months before we did so that may have been a deciding factor.

Q: Who are your influences?
Anna Pavlova, David Cronenberg, Questlove, Angelo Badalamenti, USAISAMONSTER

Q. Made a list of 5 albuns of all time…
Bee Gees - Spirits Having Flown,
Devo - Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!,
Twin Peaks OST,
Factory Floor - Self Titled,
Broadcast - Haha Sound

Q. How do you feel playing live?
I often hear people talking about 'being' and 'living' in the present moment, performing live is when I think I am the closest to feeling that; but not for very long.

Q. How do you describe Elastic Sleep´s sounds?
Chaotic at times. I would call it a sorrowful sound with a lot of energy. Lately it has been sounding somewhat apocalyptic; we're trying to create our own world together and sometimes that can be loud and tempestuous. We probably sound like a rock band though.


Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
For our first few singles and our EP we recorded ourselves in our studio. We went a bit mad but took our time with the EP to get the feeling right and enjoy ourselves. Also I was sick and not able to single for a while. Our most recent single was recorded by a friend of ours named Brendan Fennessey who drums in a great band called O Emperor who also live here in Cork.

Q. Which new bands do you recommended?
Girl Band will knock your socks off.

Q: Which bands you love to made a cover version?
 End of the World - Skeeter Davis or Are You Lonesome Tonight by Elvis Presley

Q: What´s the plans for future....
Currently working on our next release and getting ready to gig again. We are very anxious to travel and play a lot of music this year so we are investing in a rabbits foot collectively and maybe a few ferry tickets.
Q: Any parting words?
I used to hustle; now all I do is relax and strive.
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https://elasticsleep.bandcamp.com/album/leave-you
https://www.facebook.com/elasticsleepband

Loretta´s Scars with The Sunbirds - An Interview




Ah nada como as guitar bands!!!

O frescor, a inocência, a adolescência, as descobertas, o amor, o sexo, as drogas, a música, os anos 90, tudo soa nostálgico, e daí você começa a escutar os australianos do The Sunbirds e as memórias vem e vão como um filme mágico passando pela mente, tempos que jamais serão esquecidos, lembranças eternas.

Mas daí escutando mais ainda Posthumous Name Change você se liga que esta em pleno 2015, os tempos mudaram, a música mudou, crescemos, mas daí vem os caras e pegam tudo aquilo que amamos e dão uma cara atualizada, misturando Pavement, MBV, Pixies, Dinosaur Jr e outros tantos e tudo acaba por fazer sentido.

E pra quem acha que soa retro ou saudosista, é melhor rever seus conceitos, porque as grandes coisas da vida são eternas.

Viva os anos noventa e um viva maior para o The Sunbirds. ACIMA.


***** Interview with The Sunbirds *****


Q. When did The Sunbirds start, tell us about the history...
I was playing in other bands a few years ago (2010?) but over time in my mind I built up this idea of a band called the Sunbirds who would be kind of shoegaze sounding. At some point that year I realised that all my best ideas were going into this imaginary band, and eventually turned those ideas into some poorly recorded songs, and then recruited some willing and able friends to make it all a reality. Since then, things have changed a lot as new friends have joined the band and made their marks.

Q: Who are your influences?
Pixies, Pavement, REM, Replacements, Dinosaur Jr… Anyone who tries their best to make nice songs but messes it up with laziness/too much distortion.

Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
Sonic Youth - Sister
Red House Painters - Down Colourful Hill
The Replacements - Tim
Pixies - Doolittle
Bob Dylan - Street Legal

Q. How do you feel playing live?
Nervous. But it's really fun too.

Q. How do you describe The Sunbirds´ sounds?
A shoegaze band that secretly wants to be a middle-of-the-road anthemic rock band, or perhaps the other way around. We don't use too many effects pedals and things but do enjoy a dense sound. We're always searching for the soundtrack to our youths.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs?
Most of our recordings have been done in a beach house or in my back room on a 4-track cassette recorder, with some digital technology and sometimes assisted by a friend. It's a fairly simple process and I quite like the way they sound.

Early in 2014 we recorded in Matt Hills' studio, which was a very different, but enjoyable process. It made us think about what we play more carefully and the result is more polished.

I think in future we will continue to experiment with different recording styles, depending on our moods.


Q. Which new bands do you recommended
A few favourites from Adelaide…

Blush Response - beautiful shoegaze music. The Dunes - Twin Peaks pysch. Rapid Transport - the most joyous post-punk storytellers in town.

Q: Which bands would you love to make a cover version of?
 I wish we could get away with covering Neil Young well…

We've just recorded a fuzzy cover version of ?
Billie Piper's Honey To The B, so watch out for that.

Q: What´s the plan for the future....
We've got 4 new songs recorded ready to release online very soon. Keep your eyes peeled (sunbirds.bandcamp.com)! 2 of them we recorded with local Adelaide production wizard Matt Hills, and 2 we recorded at home. You will be able to tell the difference.

This year won't be too full of gigging for us, but we're planning on writing/recording/experimenting.

Q: Any parting words?
Be kind, eat kind, live kind. - J Simionato

Also I really like the name of this blog.
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https://sunbirds.bandcamp.com
https://www.facebook.com/the.sunbirds

Are 'Friends' Electric? with The Bridge - An Interview




O ritmo de produção do projeto minimal, eletrônico, new wave intitulado The Bridge é absurdo, só em 2014 por baixo uns 3 álbuns e todos com nível altamente elevado.

Uma verdadeira metralhadora de minimal sounds disparados sem dó e com o alvo sendo bem direto na mente e principalmente nas pistas escuras.

A música eletrônica minimal nunca esteve tão bem representada, e vem mais The Bridge por aí, a massificação esta apenas no início.

***** Interview with The Bridge *****



Q. When did The Bridge started? Tell us about the history...
Early 2013 I was finally inspired to start creating music again, largely due to increased exposure to the modern independent electronic music scene.

I started experimenting with software synthesizers at first, but soon got the analogue synth bug.

I was also very fortunate to meet Ivan Antunovic – the man behind Umrijeti Za Strojem, I/II and a number of other great projects, who provided me with a lot of encouragement, inspiration and advice.

The Bridge also existed in a different form 20-22 years ago as a college band. At that time, it was very guitar driven and heavily influenced by post-punk. “Switch”, a more recent track, is an adaptation of one of those early demos. There were electronic elements, but back then creating electronic music just wasn’t anywhere near as accessible (or affordable) as it is now.

Q: Who are your influences?
Many and varied.

I suppose my period as a post-punk and Goth obsessive has stayed with me to a degree, however, more than anything, I think the earlier music of my childhood had a profound and lasting impact on me.

OMD, Tubeway Army, The Human League and many others. I vividly remember first hearing their early records (and radio play) as a child in Liverpool – around the 1978-1982 period.

To me, they were magical records, melancholic, memorable, beautiful, other worldly, sometimes oppressive, sometimes emotional. The sounds were just so vivid. I was gripped, utterly gripped. I still feel an absolutely overwhelming sense of nostalgia whenever I hear OMD’s ‘Messages’ or ‘Promise’.

However, another big influence on the sounds and lyrics I create was the whole political period back then – Thatcherism. It was a very divisive and destructive period in British history. Again, I was only a child, but I was aware of the upheaval caused by that government, both nationally and in terms of my own family.

I think this is also the political and economic backdrop that had a big influence on British post-punk and new wave artists of the time, in a variety of ways. Some became more overtly political, whilst others seemed keen to escape into fantasy and pop-music.

There was also the very real threat of nuclear war. I had many a nightmare, especially during the period that the BBC first showed ‘Threads’. I can’t help but wonder to what extent that stayed with me too, indeed, I’m sure many people of my generation may feel similarly, and not just in Britain. For a good few years there was a near permanent background fear that the end of the world was imminent.

That also came through loud and clear in music of the time – ‘Bunker Soldiers’, ‘New Stone Age’, ‘The Earth Dies Screaming’ – even right into the mainstream with Frankie’s ‘Two Tribes’. We could write a long list, quite quickly.

This was a long time ago now of course, but I think both the music, and period itself, had a defining effect on me, and that in turn influences the music I create now.

I should probably just cheer the fuck up.

Come to think of it, I should probably mention the likes of Ascii Disko, Vitalic, David Carretta, Ivan Smagghe, Kiko and Tiga too – I was quite into that kind of stuff at various times during the past decade. Bit more cheery?


Q. What are your 5 favourite albums?
They change all the time. Ones I keep going back to include the first two OMD albums, the first three Human league albums, Joy Division of course, early Echo and The Bunnymen, Xmal Deutschland’s first two albums, some classic work was released under ‘This Mortal Coil’ too. I love The Banshees ‘Kaleidoscope’. Fuck it - there’s loads of records I could mention – and even more out there I’ve yet to discover.

I listen to plenty of newer material of course, but I think the concept of the ‘album’ has rather died as an art form, and now even good ones tend to feel like a great compilation of standalone tracks. It’s a sweeping generalisation though, there are plenty of exceptions.

Q. How do you feel playing live?
I finally did a couple of live shows in 2014 in Vienna and London. I really enjoyed it. I think the biggest challenge was (and is) being up there entirely on my own, with no band to play off. It’s something I hope to develop further - if the right opportunities come up in 2015, I plan to do a few more live shows. However, I think The Bridge will remain first and foremost a recording project, more than a touring one.

Q. How do you describe The Bridge´s sounds?
It all feels very personal to me - I think I create music for myself. I don’t feel comfortable defining it for others. As a few people in Vienna may testify – I’m really shit at talking about my music and promoting myself – it just doesn’t come naturally to me.

Make of it what you will.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs?
I often don’t know where I am going to end up when I start a new track. For me, it’s very much like the experience of painting, particularly abstract, expressionist work. I start with a blank canvas, and this stuff is what comes out.

In 2013, I think I would tend to start with a bassline and drums, then build up from there. However, over the second half of 2014 there has been a very definite shift towards beginning with melodic sketches and vocal lines.

I’m also quite compulsive too – I’m constantly drafting new tracks, sketching and playing with ideas.

I honestly think it’s become a bit of an addiction. It’s hard not to start creating something new every time I switch on a few synths. Endless possibilities.

I’m not one for taking my time; I like to get things down, with a sense of immediacy.

Production wise, I’m sure its DIY nature probably comes through very, very clearly. Though I have a little collection of synthesizers and other equipment, my set up is still quite limited.

Whilst I quite enjoy fighting against the constraints, production is something I continue to work on.


Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
There’s so much great music around at the moment, and so many people doing a great job of promoting it and sharing it.

So, I’d just encourage anyone who still hasn’t heard I/II and Umrijeti za Strojem to check out Ivan’s work – he’s a real artist – a great new I/II mini album has just been released on Totally Wired Records, out of Vienna. I’d also recommend some of the other electronic acts coming out of Croatia – there’s some great, varied stuff coming out of there – I admire the way they each seem to do their own thing – it’s certainly not a scene filled with genre slaves.

I recently shared a billing with Transfigure, a UK duo from Newcastle – I think they will probably go quite far. I’d certainly suggest checking them out too.

Q: Which band’s music would you love to cover?
I’ve done a few covers. I collaborated on a version of ‘Nowhere To Run’ by Martha and The Vandellas last year, with a great vocal performance by I/II. I recently did my own take on ‘Superstition’ by Stevie Wonder – very different of course, I couldn’t hope to sing it anything like the original. There have been a couple of others.

Motown is probably the first place I look. It’s both the music and the history – Detroit is a fascinating place – to me, it’s the United States in microcosm. Its past golden age represents America’s old industrial optimism. Motown typifies the enormous African-America cultural contribution and Detroit’s painful decline, decay and shocking neglect, for me, are symbols of the ultimate failure of the U.S. capitalist, corporatist economic model. There’s just no way such a city would be allowed to die like that here in Europe. That said, the Thatcher government did once contemplate leaving my home city, Liverpool, to ‘managed decline’, but unlike Detroit, the city is back on its feet.

When it comes to covering something, I’m not usually drawn to bands and artists that might seem to have an obvious influence or direct musical connection to what I do. You’ll probably never catch me doing a cover of a track from any of those classic synth artists. Though, I wouldn’t criticise others that do.

I think it’s because some (not all) of those Goth bands I saw live in the early 90s tried to sound (and look) like The Sisters Of Mercy – and in the end, it wasn’t really that different to an Abba tribute band, or an Elvis impersonator.

I did do a cover version of ‘Colony’ by Joy Division – just for my own amusement. It turned out to be a perfect fit for my voice even if I say so myself. But – nobody else will ever hear it – that’s a promise. Abba. Elvis. Fuck no.

Actually – I may yet do an Abba cover version. Do you dare me?


Q: What´s the plans for future?
I’ve just self-released two collections – “The Writing’s On The Wall” and “Quatermass and The Pit”. To me, they are very different in nature.

The former probably touches on my more melodic side – it was said to me it was almost like electronic pop in places – I’m fine with that. It was my most downloaded release so far, by a considerable margin.

The latter – the Quatermass soundtrack, is essentially a Sci-Fi horror piece. It was inspired by one of my favourite ever TV programmes – the 1958 production of Nigel Kneale’s most complete and accomplished story.

It was a ground-breaking piece of television, and very, very influential in many ways. Whilst cinema tended towards Flying Saucer invasions, ‘Quatermass’ was dealing with deep time, pre-historic intervention in human evolution, bureaucratic ineptitude and scientific explanation of the apparently supernatural. Nigel Kneale was a Science Fiction giant. I love all his work. ‘The Stone Tape’ from 1972, again a Sci-Fi horror hybrid, though more overtly horror this time, is another must-see, and just as influential.

As 2015 starts, I’ve already got a collection of new material taking shape. That should start to emerge by February and March. As I said – it’s an addiction.

I plan to continue releasing it myself, that was always the idea. Though I’m also open to further releases from any interested labels – there may soon come a point when that feels like the next step.

I suppose one ambition is to hear some of my music on vinyl.

2015 may also be the year I start looking more into video. ‘Svart1’ produced a wonderful video for my track ‘Statisch’ in 2013, and combining music and video is certainly something I’d like to do more of. Much of my early work in particular was directly influenced by cinema.

Q: Any parting words?
I’ve probably said quite enough already haven’t I?
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https://this-is-the-bridge.bandcamp.com
https://www.facebook.com/thisisthebridge

quarta-feira, 21 de janeiro de 2015

Nine MIllion Rainy Days with Daydream Machine - An Interview


Imagine numa banda com membros do The Upside Down, Warlocks, Music for Headphones e Hawkeye, pois então esta super banda do submundo dos bons sons existe e atende pela alcunha de Daydream Machine.

Desnecessário dizer que a viagem aqui é ácida, por vezes caindo para um lado mais pós punk, em outras o shoegazer sobe um patamar em outras o folk apocalíptico entra em primeiro plano mas sempre com a tendência psych permeando todo o clima criado no debute Twin Idols lançado no ano passado.

Twin Idols é uma odisseia permanente de delírios e alucinações criada por mestres em um momento único.

A estreia do Daydream Machine não é um disco é uma obra prima.


***** Interview with Daydream Machine *****



Q. When did Daydream Machine started, tell us about the history...
As this name, Jsun, Matthew, Josh and I got to together days after I moved back to Portland from my exile in Philadelphia, October of 2012. In thee last few months, Cat and Bob have joined Daydream create a new origin and simultaneously cementing a very old one; Jsun, Bob, and I were all founding members of the Upsidedown.

Q: Who are your influences?
I can only speak for myself, but what I hear in Daydream Machine is Galaxie 500, Spiritualized, New Order, Love and Rockets, The Stone Roses...as well as some darker things like Swans, and Sisters of Mercy.

Q. Made a list of 5 albums of all time…
Clearly, this one is all mine, tonight anyway:

Jesus and Marychain- Darklands
Spirtualized- Pure Phase
Sisters of Mercy- Floodland
The Cure- Bloodflowers
Mazzy Star- She Hangs Brightly

Q. How do you feel playing alive?
When its all going right, there's hardly anything as special.

Q. How do you describe Daydream Machine´s sounds?
Swirly, pulsating, dark, psychedelic, gazey, hazey, true.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
Our debut album, Twin Idols (2014, Picture in My Ear), was recorded over the course of a year in nine total spaces, from our rehearsal basement to various kitchens, living rooms and ultimately Collin Hegna's (Brian Jonestown Massacre, Federale) Revolver Studios.


Q. Which new bands do you recommended?
I'm digging Hookworms, Bonfire Beach, Burning Palms, Magic Castles, Elephant Stone, LA Witch... Jsun, Cat and Matthew are all way more caught up on new music than I. Honestly, I spent most of 2014 listening to the Pet Shop Boys first two albums and more recently I've had Fleetwood Mac's Rumors on repeat.

Q: Which bands you love to made a cover version?
Well, we still love doing our version of Frankie Vallie's "Dawn." I'd love to do something like the We Five's "You Were on My Mind".

Q: What´s the plans for future....
2015 is starting to shape up pretty quickly with some amazing shows locally, planning a west coast tour, constantly demoing and getting ready to record our follow up.

Q: Any parting words?
Rulers make bad lovers, you better put your kingdom up for sale...
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http://www.daydreammachinepdx.com/
https://daydream-machine.bandcamp.com/album/daydream-machine

Pushin' Too Hard with The Seed Coat - An Interview




Viagens ácidas, percorrendo terrenos multicoloridos, o sabor amargo do ácido, melodias pegajosas, garagens sessentistas, fuzz, peace, love and psych, da Suécia vem os freaks do The Seed Coat, Adolescence lançado ano passado é o mais recente petardo dos caras.

Disco viciante, com aquela aura dos 60´s transportada para os nossos tempos, se você gosta de Tame Impala, Temples, se faz mais do que necessário cair de cabeça, ops corpo e alma no The Seed Coat, porque é garantia de uma good trip.

Genial.
***** Interview with The Seed Coat *****


Q. When did The Seed Coat start, tell us about the history...
The Seed Coat started as a solo project right after my previous band Rói Höttur split up and I moved to Falun to study music-& sound production. This was back in 2010. I tried a couple of things solo before that as well but didn’t finish any songs and never got happy with the result. But it wasn’t until the end of 2011 when I picked a name and decided to make an album out of sketches I had laying around.

Q: Who are your influences?
Going to shows, watching performances and art is manly things that inspire me to create something. But listening to music influence the sound and direction of the music. Lately I’ve been influenced by french 60s pop.

Bands like Pink Floyd, Dungen, Múm, The Doors, The Seeds and Broadcast has influenced me a lot.

Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
Always a hard one but this is some classics and new ones that I love to listen to from start to finish.

Dungen - 4
Pink Floyd - Dark Side Of The Moon
Brightblack Morning Light - Brightblack Morning Light
Tame Impala - Innerspeaker
The Seeds - The Seeds

Q. How do you feel playing live?
We started playing as a band around a year ago and before that it was three years since I last had a band. I really enjoy playing live and realized how much I missed it. I’m really happy with the band we have now!

Q. How do you describe The Seed Coat´s sound?
Layers of colorful sounds and melodies. Fuzzy sounds covered with a warm coat.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs?
We have just finished recording our third album now and it’s been three different processes. Usually it starts with a whistle recording on my phone then I make a demo song in Ableton to sketch arrangements and where to take the song.

Mammal Days was recorded in a bunch of different places. Almost all the drum recordings was recorded in the studio where I studied at the time. But then I recorded all the other instruments in practice spaces and apartment and some in different studio rooms. It was a process of recording all the instruments myself whenever a had the time. Adolescence is mostly recorded in the same studio and some drum tracks are played by our drummer Petter and some recordings with friends I studied with. But it’s always one instrument at the time.

This new album is all recorded in our new practice space in Stockholm except bass and vocals witch is recorded in a small studio where I also mix. I did quick recordings with guitar and some other instruments just playing to metronome then we did all the drums. Petter is playing all the drum tracks for this new album so it sounds much better then before:). William plays some guitar and organ and Hannes recorded almost all the percussion parts. Lisa and Robin did some vocal takes and bass.

But all recordings is done by us and I do all the mixing. I bought a space echo and stage echo witch i’ve been processing a lot of the tracks with in the new album. I have also been fiddling around with my eurorack modular system and different keyboards/synths. With Hannes in the group now we have also recorded some clarinet, flute and trumpet.


Q. Which new bands do you recommended
The Hanged Man, Melody’s Echo Chamber, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Tross and Morgan Delt is some favorites right now.

Q: Which bands would you love to make a cover version of?
I have always felt that if you’re gonna do a cover song it need to be a song you like but in a completely different genre. Tame Impala - Remember Me is a good example.

I would love to play in a band were I can go nuts on stage. Maybe we should wait a couple of years and then be a King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard coverband.

Q: What´s the plan for the future....
We have a new album that is almost finished now. Don’t have any date set for release, but the plan is to release a couple of singels and search for a label in the meantime. We have our own show in february and the plan is to release the first single by then. Also have big plans for my side project Lejonsläktet.

Q: Any parting words?
Thanks for the chat and we can’t wait until we can let you hear our new album!
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https://theseedcoat.bandcamp.com
https://www.facebook.com/theseedcoat

Sweetness And The Light with Laundry League - An Interview



Dani é Laundry League, uma one girl band que viaja com seu synth através de melodias hipnóticas, suaves e sonhadoras.

Um mix entre Lush, Radiohead, Bjork. A garota tem uma extensa discografia, álbuns, eps, tem muita coisa mesmo, o último de seus álbuns é Fed lançado no ano passado, e caminha de forma sutilmente dançante e cintilante entre terrenos de dreampop, eletrônica e shoegazer.

Um delicia literalmente.

***** Interview with Laundry League *****


Q. When did Laundry League started, tell us about the history...
Laundry League started in 2012, when I was still in high school. I had been making music for years before but I wanted to make music with a specific sound and image. So I started making music under that name! But it's always been a one-person band.

Q: Who are your influences?
My main influences are probably Lush, Kate Bush, M.I.A., Chairlift and Bjork.

Q. Made a list of 5 albuns of all time…
Spooky by Lush
The Dreaming by Kate Bush
Homogenic by Bjork
Elastica by Elastica
Kid A by Radiohead

Q. How do you feel playing live?
It's a great feeling! It is very fun. Although I don't think I'd like to tour.

Q. How do you describe Laundry League´s sounds?
Watery, foggy and buzzy. Sometimes bell-like.


Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
Generally I plug in my synth and play around until I find a nice sounding melody. But sometimes I already have lyrics in mind and apply them.

Q. Which new bands do you recommended?
Ed Schrader's Music Beat, Gingerlys, Mitski, Nine of Swords, Nai Harvest, Palehound, Olga Bell.

Q: Which bands you love to made a cover version?
Chairlift!

Q: What´s the plans for future....
I'm working on a new EP! It should come out in the next few months, I believe.

Q: Any parting words?
A Jenny Holzer quote - "at times your unconsciousness is truer than your conscious mind". I find that to be very true!
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Thanks

https://laundryleague.bandcamp.com/
https://www.facebook.com/LaundryLeague