***** Interview with Oracle O. *****
Q. When did Oracle O. start? Tell us about the history of the band...
A: Some years ago, when Kate and I started a proyect about a sound installation
Q: Who are your influences?
A: Well, they range from old stuff such as Pink Floyd to darkwave rock and alternative pop, Section 25, Wire, Julie Cruise, etc
Q. Made a list of 5 albums of all time…
A: "Physical Graffiti" (Led Zeppelin), "Suicide" (Suicide), "Five leaves left" (NIck Drake), "Red" (King Crimson), "Thriller" (Michael Jackson), among several others.....a modern masterpiece should be perhaps "Innerspeaker" (Tame Impala).
Q. How do you feel playing live?
A: It feels alright, the dark room, purple lights, you know...It could sometimes be a challenging moment too, specially if there’s bad sound (or just the wrong soundman), but it is mostly a gratifying experience.
Q: Tell us about the process of recording Cracking the Eyes?
A: Well, mostly i’d come with a melody and a skeleton of a structure, and we all would then start to jam and find the groove, so the sounds would develope symbiotically towards words and orchestration. That´s the studio work; at the recording sessions we are all hot and focused but we always change something or add this or play with that, we like freedom.
Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
A: Forget about it...He he...well there’s a bunch of them. I’m pretty fond of Indian Jewelry, although they’ve been around for a while. They exude the freedom and the confusion i’d rather get closer to. Back home we are close to some local bands too, among them, Ocean View, for example. The synth semi-pop of john Maus captivates me quite much too.
Q: If you should make a cover version of another band, what would it be?
A: Mmm...I guess it could be "Christine" (Siouxsie and the banshees), it really delivers pop noir and madness in one blow. I have always thought about "We Will Fall" (The Stooges) too, it is such a soundtrack of many nights coming home late.
Q: What's your plans for the future....
A: Well, touring "Cracking the Eyes" in europe and do festivals...here in Copenhagen we are preparing new music for the next Lp, and elaborating videos.
Q: Any parting words?
A: Do What Thou Wilt
Thanks Mauricio Santana