segunda-feira, 29 de abril de 2013

Public Image Ltd. with Black Sugar Transmission - An Interview

The Glamour Pantomine é nada mais nada menos do que o quinto album do Black Sugar Transmission, banda que chegou mandando material ao TBTCI e a ligacão e identificacão foi imediata, o pos punk com uma cara de John Lydon e seu PIL gerou um tempo nos psych´s e shoegazer´s que perambulam estas páginas.

Os caras não fazem nada de novo muito pelo contrário o lance aqui é anos 80 pesadamente, The Cure fase dancante, PIL como foi exposto, e um Q de NIN fazem o som do Black Sugar Transmission resgatar aquela coisa perdida neste que vos escreve, ainda é possível fazer sim pos punk sintético sem ser piegas.

É a prova que o BST acertou em cheio em seu The Glamour Pantomine, conheca mais dos caras e cai na pista sem medo de se sentir piegas, viva os 80´s!!!!

***** Interview with Black Sugar Transmission *****

Q. When did BST start, tell us about the history...
At the tail end of 2006, just after my band pOp*stAr*kiDs dissolved, I bought a new computer and some recording gear, wrote some new songs and started Black Sugar Transmission. I recorded a few early tracks with some drummer friends of mine (Matt Farley of BULLY and Jerry Gaskill of KING'S X), a couple of which ended up on the first album (which came out in September 2007). One of the other very early tracks I recorded as BST was a cover of "The Ghost at Number One", which ended up on the first-ever Jellyfish tribute album, Sensory Lullabies (on Burning Sky Records)

Q: Who are your influences?

The post-punk era, electronic music of all types, heavy rock and pure pop. Some faves include: The Cure, Prince, Motorhead, Basement Jaxx, Queen

Q. Made a list of 5 albums of all time…
The Cure's Head on the Door, Madonna's Immaculate Collection, Motorhead's Overkill, Daft Punk's Homework, King's X's Gretchen Goes to Nebraska

Q. How do you feel playing live?
It depends on the gig, but for the most part I feel like a fish in water when playing live.

Q. How do you describe BST sounds?
"Fist-pumping, melodic and highly destructive dance-rock" (which is actually not my description, but it works better than anything I could come up with! Thanks David Adler...)

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs?
I've explored a lot of different songwriting processes but for The Glamour Pantomime album, I tried something new; basically I started working on a bunch of instrumental tracks, which I tweaked and developed simultaneously for a few weeks last October, really developing the details of each track until it was pretty full-sounding and sonically evocative. Some of these ideas started as beats, some started as synth riffs, some I wrote on the guitar...

After I'd compiled about 20 or 25 of these instrumentals, I picked the ones that were going on the album, and put them into a running order (this was before I'd written a single lyric or melody). Then I went through the songs, in sequence, and wrote the lyrics/vocal melodies. I completed the lyrics for the first six songs in one day, and penned the others the same week.

I tracked the lion's share of The Glamour Pantomime's vocals on Thanksgiving Day, in the order that the songs appear on the album. It was a fun day. The whole album, between writing, recording and mixing, took two months.

Q. Which new bands do you recommended?
Hank & Cupcakes, The Netherlands, Niki & the Dove, Shinobi Ninja, Duchess Says

Q: Which bands you love to made a cover version?
There's a ton of covers I've done, from The Damned to Fleetwood Mac, at this Soundcloud page:

Q: What´s the plans for future....
Playing live with the new lineup of Black Sugar Transmission (which includes Ava Farber, Percy Trayanov, Shane Smith and me), and maybe a year-end compilation of non-album tracks called Diamond Shavings.

Q: Any parting words?
Support authenticity, boycott mediocrity!
Thanks guys