domingo, 31 de janeiro de 2010
Paul McNulty, guitars, vocals, Paul Griffin, space guitars, Adam Watson, synths/samples, Ben Cleverley, guitar psychosis, Dominic Sheard, bass, Andy Ramsden, drums/vocals e Kerry Ramsay, vocals/percussion, forma uma das maiores preciosidades da atualidade chamda Laboratory Noise, nome perfeito, para algo perfeito, um EP intitulado Hope is a Waking Dream, por enquanto, mas o estardalhaço que fizeram com um noise psicodelico tracejado por um tempestade de shoegaze, tudo com alto teor de modernidade, o album When Sound Generates Light esta prestes a ser lançado, para quando fevereiro chegar, e certamente tende a ser um dos melhores albuns do ano, exagero meu? Absolutamente, escute Here She is Evergreen ou a emblemática You Create a Storm e tente não ser abduzido por completo, o EP você pode baixar aqui ao lado no parceiro Amor Louco, mas veja bem, ok pegar seu ep e ter via mp3, mas na boa, compre o EP, é mais do que obrigatório e é um exercicio acido para sua alma.
***** Interview with Laboratory Noise *****
A. The band began over the course of about 3 years! We started with three people and eventually ended up at the magical number seven…
We found it difficult to find the right people, and it took a long time to get there…but eventually it all happened pretty organically, with a mixture of friends and luck leading us to the finished line-up. It worked out well in the end and there’s a really good chemistry within the band as a result.
The time it took to get to the full line-up was pretty useful anyway…for getting our ideas together and getting to grips with the sound we were aiming for.
Q. What are the band’s influences?
A. As a band, especially with seven of us, there are lots of different genres that we draw an influence from - which means we haven’t end up sounding like a particular band, and it allows us to more easily develop our own, if slightly eclectic, sound. Some of the genres that we draw from include the noise pop and shoegaze influences of Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr, The Jesus and Mary Chain, My Bloody Valentine, Ride, Galaxie 500, Cocteau Twins and also the post-rock of Explosions in the Sky, Mono, Sigur Ros and Mogwai. In some of our work you can also hear the drone and psychedelic flavours of The Velvet Underground, The Brian Jonestown Massacre and Spacemen3. The electronic side is influenced by among others by Kraftwerk, Silver Apples, Brian Eno, Leftfield, Boards of Canada and Ulrich Schnauss.
Q. Tell us about the recording process for the debut EP?
A. We recorded the debut EP at our own studio in Bradford, where we’re still recording now…Andy, our drummer, engineered it, along with Adam (synths). It was pretty haphazard really…we were just recording songs we were playing live at the time and then decided to put an ep out ourselves…we picked the 5 tracks that felt right together and went for it – luckily we had an amazing video made for ‘you created a storm’ by Jon Yeo around that time, so we had a good bit of promotion from that - it was played on mtv2 quite a bit, which was cool…
It was definitely a learning curve for us all, both technically and creatively…plenty of mistakes were made and there’s plenty we’d go back and change now, but I guess that’s always the way with anything.
Q. When is the album due?
A. We’re just putting the finishing touches to the mixes and the artwork for our debut album - and we hope to have it ready for the end of February 2010. It is a long album coming in at around 74 mins in length and for us will be a move away from some of our earlier more poppy work and explores the more post-rock and noise experimentation direction we have been aiming at for a while. It will be available from our website: www.laboratorynoise.co.uk
Q, Tell us about playing live.
A. We love playing live, but don’t get chance to all get together enough – so we haven’t done as many gigs as we’d like. Hopefully this year we’ll get out more now that the album’s finished…it’ll be great to promote it and get some new songs in the set too…we’re also working with a visual artist to try improve and expand on the projections and lighting we already use live…
Q. How did last years gigs go?
A. We didn’t do many gigs last year, as we’ve been trying to concentrate our efforts on getting the album finished. We’ve did a few here and there just to remind ourselves what it’s like to play in a band! It’s great to get out of the studio and play the songs live again…it rejuvenates everyone I think.
The highlight was playing at our favourite festival, Beat-Herder, on the main stage on a beautiful Saturday afternoon…great weekend!
Q. What do you think about the classic shoegaze era?
A. It just another fad created by the music press at the time and quickly became very unfashionable. But I think the "classic" shoegaze albums stand the test of time better than, for instance, most Madchester or Grunge records. Ride’s "Nowhere", MBV’s “Loveless” and "On Fire" by Galaxie 500 are astonishing records – they still sound fresh today…they’re just timeless records I guess, regardless of genre.
Q. Tell us about bands in the current shoegaze scene…
A. I like it when bands combine shoegaze elements with other influences to create something new & distinctive. Some bands adhere to the MBV or Slowdive blueprint a bit too closely. As a band I think we’re all big fans of many current bands who have some shoegaze influences including Ulrich Schnauss, Maps, Deerhunter, M83, Pia Fraus, Broken Social Scene etc.
Q. Which songs by other bands would you like to do cover versions of?
A. Don't Worry Baby by the Beach boys, although we couldn't do it justice! Generally, we’ve avoided doing covers as we have so much of our own music we want to get out there - and often when bands cover their musical heroes they don’t really do the music justice. I prefer it when bands cover songs from totally different genres and do it in a totally different style - more like a remix. We’ve been toying with doing a cover of Mum’s ‘Green Grass of Tunnel’ recently, which would be cool…I think.
Q. Which new bands you recommended?
A. I’m not sure how new some of these bands are, but some of the bands we’ve been enjoying recently are…a place to bury strangers, insect guide, desolation wilderness, 93 million miles from the sun, the lightshines, the pains at being pure at heart & worriedaboutsatan.
There’s some really great music out there at moment…
Q. What are the plans for the future?
A. After we launch the album in March we’ll do some gigs to promote it throughout 2010…and we’ll look at starting another EP or maybe another album - we’ve got a lot of new songs to get down. Next time round we hope to turn it round a lot quicker than the two years it took for this one!
Q. Any important news to tell us…
A. I can only give you everything…
Thanks Laboratory Noise
segunda-feira, 25 de janeiro de 2010
Desde o inicio com o Rumskib o fascinio de Keith pelo etereo mundo da 4AD mesclando-o ao shoegazer clássico, transmindo a nós, mortais, insinuantes e fascinantes pistas de como o mundo dos sonhos deveria ser, o novo album Waves é uma imersão junto a este mundo repleto de canções que fazem o deleite tanto de shoegazers como de dreampoppers, um pout pourri de alucinações em slow motion.
***** - Interview with Keith Canisius *****
Rumskib started in some way back in 2001. I had just moved to Odense (3rd biggest town in Denmark) and wanted to work with a female singer for my music, because I was into bands like, Cocteau Twins, Ivy, Stereolab, Massive Attack, Stina Nordenstam & Suguar Cubes. Tine Louise responded to a note I put up at the local music library. We recorded at the same library in a small studio, just as a hobby a couple of times a month. We sometimes had brakes on months where we did’nt work together.
Q. Why Rumskib? Explain the name …
But in 2005, we started uploading tracks on the Internet and getting good response, we created the band name from a Danish song we’d written, where the word is used. It simply means Space Craft.
Q. Who are your influences ?
A. For Rumskib in the beginning they where as mentioned above, but we where also very much into art & films, and finding new ways on working. Personally I’ve been into many types of music and so has Tine, but for that band, it was about dreamy noisy pop music I think.
Q. Tell us about the process of recording Rumskib?
A. We haven’t recorded since the beginning of 2008 and Im not sure if we will do so again. Im very busy with my solo recordings and Tine is busy with other things. We kinda parted Rumskib you see, trying to get a Live band going for some years kind of drained our passion for the band, but also as mentioned we are working on other things that interest us more than Rumskib at the moment.
Q. Tell us about your solo carreer? What´s meaning Ferris Wheel Makeout and Waves to you?
A. There’s nothing much fancy about it at the moment, Im still trying to work myself up to a comfortable position. I love working alone. It gives me a lot of freedom, which is great. I can do and work with whoever I want. I have been experimenting a lot these last years on my own writing stuff and simply learning how to produce music. I started more seriously on this in the beginning of 2008.
I guess the meaning of those records is that the listener discovers his or her own meaning. Im not trying to create meaning on those records, maybe Im trying to create beauty.
Q. Tine Lousie and Keith Canisius are a perfect combination?What´s the chemistry behind Tina Louise and Keith Canisius?
A. The chemistry was really good on a creative level, very focused. Who knows if we will do more work some day, but for now it’s not on the drawing boards.
Q.What´s represents to you the shoegazer classic era?And about the new revigoration scene….
A. I don’t know really. I was always more into 80’s dream pop music more than Shoegaze for these projects, these days I hardly listen to Shoegaze. I still Love it, but I love lots of different music as well. I don’t think I like being part of a movement J
My next album Im working on will be very different from the ones you heard so far.
Q: Tell us about your live shows....
A. We got to play some shows with Rumskib, which I Love. I miss having a band and playing concerts. Concerts are what’s it’s all about in a way. I might have to go out on my own some day.
Q. Which bands you love to made a cover version?
A. I did one time do a cover version on Lenard Cohnen song Susanne, I also started on a Panda Bear song (Bros) But I never got further with it. I don’t know. I always played my own things from very early on. Hard to answer.
Q. Which new bands you recommended?
A. Well at the moment I like Ariel Pink, Panda Bear, Animal Collective a lot. Funny enough I always seem to be into to a few bands a at time, but then Im really into them. Also like Deer hunter last year.
Q. What´s the plans for future ? New records, a tour….
A. Im working on my third solo record. It will be something very different this time. I also hope to be part of a label in the future, so I don’t have to chase one down every time I want to release a record. Concerts, I would love to do some day.
Q. Any order important thing to tell us…
A. Not really I have to get back to work J
domingo, 24 de janeiro de 2010
Se você acha que já fizeram de tudo no mundo da música, escute esse album e veja até onde o MBV chegou, ponto mais do positivo ao Pas de Printemps Pour Marnie.
Soren Well - Starry Eyes Gone Blank Tonight - http://www.mediafire.com/?1tmmmz3gj0v
Nos primeiros acordes de Alone Again, faixa de abertura do EP Demo deste combo russo intitulado Was She a Vampire já dá para sacar qual é o lance dos caras, um dark noise de doer até a medula, as guitarras gritam de forma gelida, o vocal gutural dá o tom soturno e o baixo duro e incisivo diz que veio para comandar a esbornia, a sequencia com Distorted deixa o clima mais pesado e negro ainda, bebendo na mesma fonte de APTBS e Ceremony, ou seja, tudo vem do patrimonio Skywave, acrescente forte tendencia dark a toda essa configuração e tenha ecos de Sisters of Mercy, Bauhaus, She Wants Revenge e afins, e esta definido a configuração deste petardo chamado Was She a Vampire, sem mais, escute Faces e vá direto para algum inferno sujo, empoeirado com luzes estroboscópicas e dance até o fim do mundo.
sábado, 23 de janeiro de 2010
domingo, 17 de janeiro de 2010
***** Interview with H.J. Crickmore from Black Swan Green *****
A. Black Swan Green began in winter 2007/8. The recordings actually came before the band. A loose collaboration of sorts or an airing of internal emotional grievances. The band grew around the recording and came together after the initial release of the ruin gaze...The band has always been a rotating cast of players with Loren Mash, Kevin Kahawai and myself as the constant core...many members quit after a few months, probably due to the fact I am really hard to work with.
Q. Why Black Swan Green? Explain the name of the band…
A. Black Swan Green is the title of a book by the English author David Mitchell. I saw the book in the window of the Strand book shop in New York and it looked really cool and mysterious. I thought to myself "that would be an awesome band name." I bought the book and eventually forgot about it as a band name. The book is really amazing as are his other writings.
When Loren and I were considering band names we found an old faded photograph my Grandmother gave me of her childhood. On the back was written "The King's Deer", and if you looked at the photo carefully you could just barely make out the figures of deer. Needless to say, that name didn't stick. The idea and nostalgia was a better story than a band name. Black Swan Green just worked better and obviously stuck.
Q. Who are the influences from the band?
A. Influences change from week to week and moment to moment. The music we love is not always what translates to actual influences. I love and admire so many bands, though I can never find a way to sound even remotely like them when I want to. Sometimes after a song is finished someone will say it sounds like a band we have never heard of or even like. I also often find the influences within a work far after the song is finished, things I would have never thought of but obviously did affect me on some unconscious level. If we were to answer the question in an obvious way, we might state many of the shoegaze, post punk and noise bands like Joy Division, New Order, Echo and The Bunnymen, Sonic Youth, The Swans, Jesus and Marychain, MVB, Swerve Driver and Ride, etc, etc...
Though, I would really rather mention how much other bands(not so obvious) effect our music in such a deep and unseen way because of the personal effect they have on us. Bands like Guided By Voices, Bonnie Prince Billy, Jason Molina, Kurt Vile, The XX, Lykke Li, Fever Ray, REM, Deerhunter, Red House Painters, Blonde Redhead, Dub, Stereolab, The Clash, Hip Hop, Scott Walker, Animal Collective, Cocteau Twins, Afghan Whigs, Neil Young, Dinosaur Jr, Camper Van Beethoven, Pavement, The Felt, Neu, and not to mention countless other local bands we hear every day that blow our minds that we are also completely in awe of. It changes all the time. It is often film and books that contribute to lyrics and the feeling of songs.
Q. Tell us about the process of recording The Ruin Gaze and the newest The Lake EP?
A. Recording is something I am still getting used to. You have such expectations and you are always disappointed. The practice space has been more magical to me than the recording studio. Because of money limitations, we have been recording in a "mixed bag" sort of way. Our good friend Ravi Krishnaswami of Copilot has given us so much generous time and love with his studio we couldn't even begin to thank him enough. He is the reason we were first able to record our at all. We recorded "the ruin gaze..." with him over four months. It was a really wonderful time. Ravi allowed our naivety and inexperience to run free, although we often re-recorded and wrote songs while we were recording, his patience was a beautiful thing. On "the lake ep" we went to the country to record at Marcata Studios. We were on the clock and we used our time poorly. We wanted the same feeling we had with Ravi and that was a huge mistake. It began to be exceedingly expensive and the engineer became very frustrated with us. We are still trying to finished the EP. What you have heard is the initial demo. A 6-7 song EP should be available by June.1st.
Q. Tell us more about the lyrics, I think this is one of the most important points to BSG´s sounds…
A. The lyrics to the songs are pretty stream of consciousness and it often take lots of time to edit them into some understandable state. I usually just start singing to riff and record what comes out. I am very happy to write this way. The songs of often revealed to me late in the process when I will suddenly realize it is about a film I saw or a moment in childhood. The songs are about great sacrifice on a level I myself am probably unable to give.
A. Live shows are always fun but not always great. We have yet to be on tour, maybe this fall. It seems we have finally figured out how to play a good show that we are really proud of. Every time we get to a place we feel accomplished in a live setting someone quits the band and we have to start over again. We have also had some crappy shows where everything goes wrong. We have gotten a little sick of playing the small club circuit and really want to move on, but that's up to a lot of other factors...our band is a little under the radar.
Q.Brooklyn, NY is a mecca from new noise/shoegazer and post punk bands, tell us about the scene in the city.
A. Brooklyn is a wonderful place. You see musicians and bands every day walking around town and there is always a good show to see. Though honestly, I often miss what's going on because it's right here in front of me. We practice right down the hall from Blonde Redhead, Beirut and TV on the Radio. Even Jarboe of the Swans was practicing in our building a few months ago. It's crazy who and what is going on in this town. It may be a little like the Haight Ashbury of 1969 just after Woodstock and far after the acid tests. Its kind of over but still lingering on. Soon everyone will be looking for the next place. They might already be there. Who knows, we never really felt we were part of a scene here. I'm pretty anti social, but I'd love to be friends with more bands.
Q. Which bands you love to made a cover version?
A. Good cover songs are a tough thing to pull off. Some bands we'd like to cover are Stereolab, Wedding Present, PJ Harvey or Guided by Voices because they'd be a callenge and also fun. We are planning to do one soon. We'll let you know.
Q. Which new bands you recommended?
A. You probably have already heard all of them but...New bands we love are Ladycop, The XX, The Dum Dum Girls, Surfer Blood, Real Estate, The Drums, Girls, Bear in Heaven and Small Black. Although by the time you print this there will be many others.
Q. What´s the plans for future ? New records, a tour….
A. We hope to have the Lake Ep in a finished state by June. Maybe our first vinyl single and 12" will be released this summer. Who knows what is next for Black Swan Green, but we are taking a new approach this winter with less shows and more planning. All of us are also working on other projects.
Q. Any other important thing to tell us…
A. Well, Loren and I are working on a new project called Teenage Holy Wars and should have some new demos by the late spring. It's a simpler band and the music is in a new direction for us. The music is quieter in some ways but also more dark as a result. We are very very excited by it.
quinta-feira, 14 de janeiro de 2010
A. Jellybelly was formed in the year of 2000. we came up from a good friendship among the members. In order to make some good music, the former of the band are Inai (vocal), Budi(bass), Kutil (guitar), Baron (guitar) and Onos (drum) decided to make a band based on several kinds of music they like. At 2004 they had a lot of changes. Kutil decided to leave the band, followed also by two other members, Baron and Onos. Inai and Budi, as they quoted from line: “stick with the band”, claimed the band and recruited Vian (guitar), Bayu (drum) and Aduy (guitar) to keep the band exist. In the end of 2004, they prepared their first Extended Play’s, but unexpectedly, Bayu decided to leave the band. Finally, the first EP’s, intro released in the rainy December of 2005. They had to promote the EP’s without any drummer. Surprisingly, one of Aduy’s friend in college named Oscar-who had a long time desire to the band- wanted to replace Bayu as a drummer and finally joined the band. Later on, in a same week, their additional player, Ngging, who composed the strings and synth’s on the first EP’s, literally joined the band. As the youngest, Vian, Aduy, Oscar and Ngging brought the new taste. The impact of these youthful ones re-informed the band’s atmosphere into something deep and bright. But by having a bad behavior and violence ngging has been dropped out by the band in the next year when the band prepare for the next EP’s exactly just one year after inai decided to out from the band. They’ll never releasing the EP’s until they found substituting the vocalist. Finally Devita, a local journalist from bandung join the band.
Q.Who are the influences from the band?
A. We loved the 80's and early 90's era,.. many great band are born in 80/90’s… and many historical stories happen in 80 and early 90’s,. it may says that we are into early creation records, sarah records and of course the 4AD.
Q.When did Maritime Records starts?
A. It has started about in the year of 2004, I tot it’s just more than a records, it’s a friendship, brotherhood, ….We loved maritime people. maybe you should ask joz for further info.
Q. Tell us about the process of recording Intro and A gorgeous day to Remember Eps?
A. It is always funny and always happen,… it might be god cursed us.. hahaha
We are always losing one person or more when we start recording the song. when the first EP recorded, we lost our second drummer he decided to quit from the band,.. so as you know from the 1st question in this interview we promoted the EP without drummers. It happens again we recorded the second EP,. We lost 2 members of the band, inai has decided to quit from the band, and bayu he was dropout because his lack of disciplines… godforsaken I hope this formation is stand… we are tired to start from the beginning.
A gorgeous day to remember it so meaningful for us and our former vocalist inai, so in this album inai still contributing for her voices, there’s 2 songs that she made. ironically, the song titled farewell, that it made in the year of 2005, when we work on it we never ever tot about farewell or something about it,..
Q. How was Supersonic Sound Fest 2008?
A. I tot it was a great occasion, we met many new people and scenester from many cities.. the bands its also fantastic and talented, they’re kind, we hope it would be continued…
Q. Tell us about the crescent Indonesian scene from post rock and shoegazing bands…
A. There are so many improvement from shoegazing and post-rock lately,.. 9 years ago only a few people listening to post-rock/instrumental-rock music but lately post-rock it just like a new heavy bombs and it has attacked Indonesian young music listeners, as a mayor things the scenester in here always…….. but to be honest we don’t like a band who mixed shoegaze and post-rock… it should be separated. In Indonesia , many people still confused between what is shoegaze and post-rock.
Q. Which bands you love to made a cover vesion?
A. The Carpenters. because we were grew up among the band, it still spinning in our head till today.
A. Astrolab and Stellarium, because both have a good music, there’s no reason to not recommended them.
Q. What´s the plans for future ? new records, a tour….
We’re preparing for our new album and it still on progress, we want to spread our new album to many country in the world.. I hope you (Renato) can help us for that. Hehehe. And for sure we’re always want to have a gigs in philipines, peru, brazil, Japan and England… we hope we can make it before we’re getting old…
A. “take us to your country, we’ll bring joy and happiness …………… J”
domingo, 10 de janeiro de 2010
sábado, 9 de janeiro de 2010
Logo mais venho com as demais partes dos Summer Hits....abs...
domingo, 3 de janeiro de 2010
Sem palavras...é a noticia de 2010.....e acima a foto do tal show....
Deus é Brasileiro com certeza....
Siddal – The Pedestal - http://www.mediafire.com/?mdz4zgjqn0y
sexta-feira, 1 de janeiro de 2010
A formula é a seguinte, Velvet Underground, Modern Lovers, Television e pos punk, acrescente ai, Sonic Youth, e tenha obras primas como Heaven Scent e principalmente Up o terceiro album dos caras, escute e sinta, fantamas de Tom Verlaine, Lou Reed, Jonhatan Richman estão em toda parte, fantasticas canções como Shout, 55´, B52, Hey Now e o clássico Time to Kill mostram o porque o Perfect Disaster é a história propriamente dita do que tornou-se popularmente conhecimento como underground e suas guitar bands.
O The Isolation já lançou o segundo EP que tem a mesma chance de torna-se hit instantaneo, e são uma das minhas apostas para este 2010 que já começa acelerado.
The Isolation - All Heroes Are Dead - http://www.mediafire.com/?wikmlmwjywo