segunda-feira, 18 de junho de 2012

Brighter with Wheat Fields - An Interview

                                       

Contatos imediatos no TBTCI já não são novidades há muito tempo, essa casa virou local de conversação de amigos, bandas, gravadoras, enfim um botequim virtual onde a troca de informações é primordial e altamente saudavel.

E foi assim que domingo passado abro meu inbox e me deparo com Wheat Fields, australianos etereos que ouvi de imediato e foi uma calmaria instantanea na miinha mente, é obvio que passei o email ao comparsa Cicero já intimando meu brother a escrever a resenha e logicamente já conversei com a banda e de imediato a entrevista vingou naturalmente, como as coisas mais perfeitas acontecem.

Então ok, vai a introdução do 7" deslumbrante do Wheat Fields com o Cicero e na sequência a entrevista que fiz com mais esta belissima e eterea banda.

Wheat Fields - Heaven is a Place Where Nothing Ever Happens
por Cicero J.

Quando você decide dedicar-se ao que a musica pode nos oferecer,você tem que munir-se de um certo senso critico para absolver o que esse infindável universo nos pode proporcionar.

Saber separar o joio do trigo é essencial nesse universo infestado de musicas descartáveis,creio que escolhi o caminho certo e partindo dessa conclusão estou sempre tendo gratas surpresas.

A mais nova grata surpresa atende pelo nome de WHEAT FIELDS,oriundos diretamente das terras dos cangurus(e com certeza não há joio a separar aqui).

Logo na 1° audição de seu ep ‘’Heaven is a Place Where Nothing Ever Happens’’já sentimos que os Australianos mergulharam fundo no caldeirão etéreo de Slowdive e Cocteau Twins e meus caros souberam recriar um climão totalmente onírico propricio a introspecção sonora.

‘’The Family Aflot’’chega a causar um topor de tão hipnótica e fehando esse belíssimo ep temos um remix magnífico de ‘’Heaven is a Place Where Nothing Ever Happens’’ onde chegamos a conclusão que realmente não acontece nada no céu...estão acontecendo sim nesse excelente ep.




***** Interview with Wheat Fields *****


Q. When did Wheat Fields starts, tell us about the history...
A. Wheat Fields was originally a sort of blues rock project between me and guitarist Zak in 2009 or 2010. From there it just sort of got bigger and more eclectic. There are 6 people who play with us now, only three play on the 7" though.
Q: Who are your influences?
A. My biggest influence is probably Boards Of Canada, but the 7" came from listening to a lot of Slowdive, The Telescopes, Bailter Space and Spiritualized. We were also very influenced by all that new dream pop and psych pop stuff; Beach House, Wild Nothing, LSD And The Search For God, Dead Mellotron, and especially Memoryhouse's first EP.

Q. Made a list of 5 albuns of all time…
A. In no particular order:
Miles Davis - A Tribute To Jack Johnson,

Animal Collective - Feels,

Ali Akbar Khan - Traditional Music Of India,

Boards Of Canada - Music Has The Right To Children

Neutral Milk Hotel - In The Aeroplane Over The Sea

Q. How do you fell playing live?
A. We love playing live. Our bassist is currently in India so Zak has been playing bass, we have Mitchell on guitars, Glenn on keys (organs of various types, piano, synth) and I play drums.

Q. How do you describe Wheat Fields sounds?
A. I like every song to have a unique feel. Maybe the only running theme is 'psychedelic'.
Q: Tell us about the process of recording the 7"?
A. It was ridiculous. We started recording the songs in bedrooms and loungerooms in early 2011, but because Zak and I both spent most of 2011 overseas, it wasn't possible to finish everything till this year. I finished mixing the tracks in April or May this year and Spoonty did his remix in two days. The album art took us a few months to sort out but by then we'd spent so long on the single that we wanted it to be perfect.

Q. What´s represents the shoegazer classic era to the band?
A. For me its Slowdive. All of their albums and EPs are brilliant. I'm in love with Rachel Goswell which doesn't help. I also like Spacemen 3 a lot.

Q. Which new bands do you recommended?
A. There's a very good Sydney band called The Laurels, who just released an album. I highly recommend them. Six Organs Of Admittance new album was very nice, Kurt Vile is doing all sorts of cool stuff, Ringo Deathstarr if you've run out of JAMC and MBV records. I also liked the new Brian Jonestown Massacre record alot.

Q: Which bands you love to made a cover version?
A. We cover The 13th Floor Elevators 'Reverberation' live as well as this one from Sesame Street. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-T5KOH3Y10 I like covering stuff like Dead Meadow because its fun to play on drums.

Q: What´s the plans for future....
A. We have a much longer release planned for later this year. Its got drums and keys in it and songs that weren't written by me so it sounds very different.

Q: Any parting words?
A. To quote Devendra Banhart, 'Grow your hair long and don't take life too seriously'
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http://wheat-fields.bandcamp.com/album/heaven-is-a-place-where-nothing-ever-happens-7

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