sexta-feira, 15 de julho de 2011

Anticipating Nowhere with Lorelle Meets The Obsolete - An Interview

Leia atentamente, o negócio é serissimo, sugiro prestar extrema atenção no que escreverei daqui por diante simplesmente pelo fato de que o que vem a seguir é algo que não se encontra em qualquer esquina, fui claro?!? Bom, não me lembro como e porque cheguei até o Lorelle Meets The Obsolete, estou sendo sincero não me lembro e olha que isso faz menos de dois meses, também isso pouco importa para o tamanho do estrago que aconteceu no dia que acessei o bandcamp deles e me deparei com o debut intitulado On Welfare, preste atenção, tudo ao acaso, apenas cheguei até o site não sei bem o porque entretanto quando fiquei curioso e comecei a ouvir a primeira faixa do álbum, chamada Traveler o baque foi instantâneo, o que me veio a mente naquele momento durante um mero dia de trabalho foi a mesmíssima sensação de quando ouvi o absurdamente essencial Taste dos Telescopes ou quando ouvi o Playing With Fire do Spacemen 3, um parênteses aqui, para quem me conhece sabe muito bem que o Taste e o Playing With Fire para mim são obras primas irretocáveis, fecha parênteses, retomando então, eu poderia muito bem escrever mais algumas máximas para o estupendo debut do Lorelle Meets The Obsolete mas realmente não dá, o resultado obtido após a audição do álbum é devastadora, veja bem, devastadora no sentido de insanidade, inconformismo e isso meus caros é algo que foi criado e concebido em 2011, é sabido que estamos em um estagio do qual temos a internet, por conseqüência as redes sociais e tudo fica mais simples logicamente concordam?!?Porém o Lorelle Meets The Obsolete não é inglês, americano, dinamarquês, sueco, canadense, etc, etc...a banda vem diretamente de Guadalajara isso mesmo Guadalajara Mexico, e digo a vocês impressiona mais ainda, afinal qual o histórico de bandas de Guadalajara??? Sinceramente sou leigo nesse quesito todavia isso também pouco importa porque On Welfare grita e grita altíssimo e atinge o objetivo a cada acorde, psicodelismo noise selvagem, inconformismo social em letras dolorosas e diretas This Plain City, Waiting for The Orange Sunshine, Traveler são peculiares exemplos de que ainda existe questionamento e inconformismo, desculpem a repetição da palavra, mas é a mais pura realidade, não há como ficar indiferente as canções deste espetacular On Welfare, ainda mais quando no seu intimo, digo na sua essência ainda há uma chama de contestação da situação na qual nos subtemo-nos neste capitalismo fodido das grandes metrópoles que vivemos, e digo mais, nos amamos as ditas metropoles, amigos, francamente uma obra prima como esta certamente passara despercebida pela grande maioria mesmo porque as possibilidades das bandas divulgarem seus trabalhos são inúmeras e claramente vivemos em uma época extremamente exuberante de grandes e desconhecidos trabalhos, ficando quase que inviável tomarmos conhecimento de 100% do que esta sendo lançado no mercado, veja, o álbum On Welfare tem o selo da Captcha Records de Chicago, ou seja, resumidamente a globalização colabora neste sentido entretanto de que forma, você tomaria conhecimento do que estou apresentando neste momento?!? Admiro pessoas como os comparsas Miguel e Tadeu da BARSA ALTERNATIVA Amor Louco, cito ainda o grande Pedro e seu incansável Shoegazer Alive já na versão 5, tem mais, Al Schenkel com o barulhento Sussurros e Escarros, isto somente citando uma pequena parcela das revistas alternativas que hoje intitulam-se BLOGS, mas que ofertam conhecimento, fora os gringos When The Sun Hits e tantos outros, o fato é que, a musica alternativa atual esta recheada de grandes, mais muito grandes bandas e a divulgação é online, quase que simultânea, o que precisa ser considerado é, deixar o amadorismo de lado e todos os meios se falarem e unirem-se para criar algo realmente perturbador, ponto final. Bom, finalizando, On Welfare debut do Lorelle Meets The Obselete certamente, será, a não ser que algo aconteça de forma inusitada, o álbum do ano para o TBTCI, sem mais, Renato Malizia.

Ah, finalizando a historia, logicamente que este que vos escreve não contente em comprar o debut, leia-se VINIL, detalhe somente disponível em Vinil ou MP3, no mesmo dia em que conheci a banda, realizei um contato imediato com Lorelle e The Obsolete, onde para minha surpresa eles conheciam e freqüentavam o TBTCI, e o resultado não poderia ser melhor, esta devidamente estampado nas entrelinhas da entrevista abaixo.

PS – mais um detalhe absurdamente relevante, quando recebi o vinil ai que fudeu mais ainda, vejam pelo capricho do vinil branco em detalhes esverdeados, um verdadeiro item de colecionador, fácil fácil o vinil mais bonito que já vi em toda minha vida!!!!!Simplesmente essencial!!!!

***** An Interview with Lorelle and The Obsolete *****


Q. When did Lorelle Meets The Obsolete starts tell us about the history...
A. The Obsolete: It started last year in Guadalajara when Lorena had a batch of songs that didn't fit much into our former band Soho Riots. She wanted to record them so she invited me to do the tweaking. And that's pretty much it. It all started as a recording project not as a band.

Lorelle: Those songs didn't fit with the Riots because they all came up as a unity. I couldn't separate them from each other. It was almost as if each song was part of a story. If you cut one song out the whole story won't make sense anymore. It also was the best opportunity to start something we were meaning a long time to do: a duo between Alberto and me. Even though we love the idea of having a band, we needed a space in which we didn't depend on other people whether to rehearse, record or play.

Q: Who are your influences?
A. The Obsolete: There's a certain comfort zone of which you can't get out easily but during the recording of On Welfare I was heavily listening to Kurt Vile, Christian Bland's solo stuff, Thee Oh Sees and The War on Drugs.

Lorelle: The Cramps, Spectrum, Black Mountain, Dead Meadow, Spacemen 3... I keep returning to those bands, again and again.

Q. Made a list of 5 albuns of all time…
A. Lorelle: The Cure - Disintegration, The Cramps - Bad Music For Bad People, Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton - Knives Don't Have Your Back, Spacemen 3 - Playing With Fire, Deerhunter - Cryptograms.

The Obsolete: That's a tough one. I'd say The Velvet Underground - White Light / White Heat, Spacemen 3 - The Sound of Confusion, Galaxie 500 - On Fire, 13th Floor Elevators - The Psychedelic Sounds of the 13th Floor Elevators, The War on Drugs - Wagonwheel Blues (this is a new addition and it is truly a great record).

Q. How do you fell playing alive?
A. Lorelle: Playing live is a vital part of all the process. For me is like being in a complete honest state of mind. It is a way of projecting yourself as real as possible without obstacles. At a gig you can be certain about the realm of any connection achieved with the audience. There can't be any masks up there. I guess you could say that the live act is purely emotional for us.


Q. How do you describe Lorelle Meets The Obsolete sounds?
A. Lorelle: It definitely sounds as the social malaise.

The Obsolete: I do think there's a lot of intimacy in our sound. I mean, when you listen to the record you can imagine there's a band in your room you know. Like a bedroom-psych rock sort of thing.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the debut album?
A. The Obsolete: It all happened quite quickly. As I said, Lorena had these songs she wanted to record. Most of them were all stripped down, vocals and guitar only. So we started by adding some drums and bass, then some extra guitars, organs, etc. The fun part started when we mixed it 'cause we messed a lot with all the tracks. This particular song, "The Means of Production", got really interesting during the mixing because it ended up as a really twisted version of the original song. "Perverted by its Time" it's also a good example of all the mess we did. That song was intended to be some kind of division between the two major parts of "Taken". We couldn't figure out how to fit it in so then we realized it actually worked as an interlude for the whole album.

Soon after the record was almost done we invited a friend of ours (who happens to be in a mind-blowing band called Robota) to add some Omnichord and other layers to certain songs.

Q. What´s represents the shoegazer classic era to the band?
A. For us it's really all about My Bloody Valentine. They've been a HUGE influence to us. Especially in the "live experience" approach on music. They've showed us how music can become extremely physical to the point of making people's skin literary vibrate. The "holocaust" moment during "You Made Me Realize" is a perfect example of how they took music into a physical state as a means to an end.

Q. Which new bands do you recommended?
A. Lorelle: The Soft Province, you've probably heard of them. It's a project by, former Besnard Lake member, Michael Gardiner. Its first record is really sweet. It has become a regular listen on my day-to-day activities. I'd also recommend Mentira Mentira. It's a one-man band actually and everything is arranged by our spoiled friend Gaby. He's like a human dynamo and he's about to put three records out at the same time. He's definitely one of the most prolific, charismatic and honest musicians we've met. Now beware 'cause he's 22 and he has threaten us with ending his music career at 26 so if I were you I would listen to his stuff right away.

The Obsolete: I've been into some of the great music that Woodsist has been putting out. The Spectre Folk and Purling Hiss stuff especially. There's also this awesome band of our friends Bruno and Giovanni called Tony Danza. They're finishing the recording of their first album and it's going to be really big! I'm really stoked about the anger in their songs. Plus, they have a bit of Velvet Underground going on there.

Q: Which bands you love to made a cover version?
A. Lorelle: I would love to do “So Hot” by Spacemen 3. The Obsolete: I would cover any Galaxie 500 song hehe.

Q: What´s the plans for future....
A. Lorelle: We're going to start the recording of our second album, which we hope to have ready by the autumn. There are also plans of putting out a 7" before the second album comes out. And there are rumors that say we will be playing outside of Mexico for the first time, so stay tuned :)

The Obsolete: We're planning to do a big collaboration with Tony Danza and our friends Richie and Leila (the sweetest couple). The thing is to setup lots of instruments in a room so everybody can play something, improvise and finally tape it. This one might take a while but when it happens it will sure be amazing.

Q: Any parting words?
The Obsolete: Let us know if you enjoyed our record and do share it. And thanks for having us in your place Renato.
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Thanks!!!!

http://obsoletelorelle.bandcamp.com/album/on-welfare

Um comentário:

Miguel disse...

Que legal Renato!!! É isso que venho teimando: há muita coisa boa fora do eixo E.U.A./Inglaterra!!! Olha aí q grande descoberta!!!