Segunda passagem do Depression nas páginas do TBTCI, desta vez em forma de entrevista.
O Depression é Jason Elliss responsável pelos beats e loops gélidos e desesperancosos do Depression que esta em vias de soltar o debute Prozac Party em junho, via Patetico Records do grande Tom Lugo.
Certamente vem doses pesadas de cold wave e dance macabra, para fazer a festa dos depressivos de plantão, logicamente que o TBTCI agradece.
Q. When did Depression starts, tell us about the history...
Depression started on january 30th 2013, about a month after Tom Lugo(stellarscope,panophonic,shi shi) and I started
Under The Wire. Depression started out a little rocky because at first i didnt really know what direction i wanted to go with my music and i didnt know if it was going to just be another project i was in that was going to fall off and just fade away. Depression
Basically started because i wanted to do something solo and put all my emotion (good or bad) into it. i have released 3 eps and 1 full length and i am currently working on another full length. each ep titles/ song titles has to do with a phase or emotion ive dealt with or ive been surrounded by. this is my way of people seeing the real me and feeling the darkened past that ive had.
Q: Who are your influences?
My biggest influence has always been Horror show/Nothing. Domenic Palermo writes some of the best lyrics i have ever read.i got into his first band horror show when i was like 12 or 13 and they have been my favorite hardcore band ever since. when he Started Nothing and i downloaded the first demo "poshlost" i was in awe. i thought it was great. very dark,alot of emotion just an all around great demo. another influence of mine is Wesley Eisold of cold cave/american nightmare/some girls. He is also a really great poet and musician..i basically love anything these bands put out. i can relate to it and apply alot of the stuff they write to my own life.
Q. Made a list of 5 albums of all time…
1. Horror show - our design
2. Nothing - downward years to come
3. American Nightmare - background music
4. Cold Cave - love comes close
5. My Bloody Valentine - loveless ( its a classic)
Q. How do you feel playing live?
I´ve actually not performed live yet. i am working on booking shows now so I can get my music out there to the public. I should be out and about playing shows in the next month or so.
Q. How do you describe Depression sounds?
Dark,emotional not your normal electronic project i guess. Depression is the story of my life.
Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs?
I try to do everything as simple as possible for me. I am not really a great musician so i use alot of samples and i chop and mix them. i use an akai apc 40 ableton controller with an M-Audio Axiom 25 key synth that is hooked directly into my dell pc.
I use fruity loops and ableton software as well. i try to spend atleast 2 to 3 hours writing and making music, Unfortunately i cant do it everyday but when i do i try to bang out atleast 2 or 3 songs when i do have time.
Q. Which new bands do you recommended?
Nothing, shi shi, cold cave, ummagma, Bruce Leitch, Suzy Blu Fan Club, The Veldt, Cave Days, Foreign Resort, A*STAR,The Cult Of Dom Keller....(this is my current playlist)
Q: Which bands you love to made a cover version?
I would like to remix " Just like heaven" by the cure... i might acutally work on this soon.
Q: What´s the plans for future...
To play out as much as possible, record another full length,possible tour...we'll see.
Q: Any parting words?
Ii just want to thank Tom Lugo for everything...without him none of this would be ossible...he opened a lot of doors for me and gave me the shove i needed. He became a great friend and hes a great mentor... thank you.