segunda-feira, 8 de abril de 2013

Halleluhwah with Electric Eye - An Interview

É com imenso orgulho que o TBTCI vem à apresentar os noruegueses do Electric Eye.

Motivos não faltam, a comecar pelo ep Tangerine que recém saiu pelo Fuzz Club, que dispensa maiores comentários, segundo pela parceira entre Fuzz e TBTCI e a premiere do album Pick-up, Lift-off, Space, Time, que desde já é fortissímo candidato a um dos melhores deste grandioso 2013.

Doses altíssimas de psych rock e kraut rock, dão a tona da alucinacão da música do Electric Eye, Tangerine, Morning Light a poderosa 6a.m. são algumas das piracões desta obra.

E vamos a entrevista com Øystein Braut, para que o teor alucinógeno do Electric Eye seja melhor explicado.

***** Interview with Electric Eye *****

Q. When did Electric Eye start? Tell us about the history...
We grew up together in a small town on the west coast of Norway, called Haugesund. We've been playing togheter and making music together for a long time in Bergen, Norway. We started Electric Eye about a year ago.

Q: Who are your influences?
Really a lot of different bands and genres. Blues, Indian classical music, kraut, space etc. Pink Floyd in Pompeii, Bo Diddley, BRMC, Wooden Shjips. The list goes on forever...

Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
Pink Floyd - The Piper at The Gates of Dawn
Can - Tago Mago
Beatles - Revolver
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - B.R.M.C
Captain Beefheart - Safe as Milk

Q. How do you feel playing live?
Awesome! Live is where our songs get their true shape. Most of our songs were written to be played live. We always try to incorporate some improvisation in our set to keep it exciting for us too..

Q. How do you describe Electric Eye's sounds?
True Norwegian space-psych-drone-rock!

Q: Tell us about the process of recording your debut album, Pick-up, Lift-off, Space, Time.
We recorded it on our own during the summer and fall of 2012 in our rehearsal space in Bergen, Norway. Our organ-player, Anders, works in a studio, so he mixed it in a small studio called Tinnitus recordings.
Doing it by ourselves gave us time to really experiment with a lot of cool intruments and weird sounds. We're really happy with how it turned out, and can't wait to share it with the world!

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
Really liked the latest UFO-Club record. Goat from Sweden are pretty awesome. You spaceheads out there should also check out some pretty cool Norwegian bands: The Low Frequency in Stereo, Serena Maneesh and The Megaphonic Thrift. Loads of great bands over here!

Q: Which bands you love to make a cover version?
Something by JJ. Cale could be cool.

Q: What´s the plans for future....
Our album is out April 5th worldwide through Klangkollektivet (Norway) / Fuzz Club Records (Worldwide). After that we're going on tour in Scandinavia and Europe the rest of 2013. Plus we're going to make another album soon..

Q: Any parting words?
Keep up the good work and keep spreading great music around the globe!
Thanks Øystein Braut