quinta-feira, 9 de janeiro de 2014

Seventeen Seconds with People of Nothing - An Interview

Cold wave, post punk, shoegazer, CºLD pra ser mais específico.

Florian Chombart é o responsável pela devastacão francesa chamada People of Nothing. Ep matador de novembro do ano passado que atende pela alcunha de A Break to Cry, demonstra o poderio sonoro de Florian algo como um choque em extrema alta velocidade entre Cure e Alcian Blue, se isso é possível, não sei, mas que é, é!!!

Um pé no experimentalismo também permeia todo o ep do People of Nothing.

Ah certamente se alguém for me perguntar, eu já deixei rodando até não poder mais, e lógico, vai entrar no set do CºLD brevemente.
Por hora vejam quem é People of Nothing aka Florian.

***** Interview with People of Nothing *****

Q. When did People of Nothing starts, tell us about the history...
It was at a moment of my life when everything went bad… I was playing in a band, but had a fight with some of them and left. Had a fight with my best friend, a break up with my girlfriend, and worse of all my grandfather died, which was a big shock for me… I didn't have any other shelter, nothing else than music to express as much as I could what I felt at that time. I locked myself in my apartment, and did something like 40 tracks in two months. Then I showed pieces of this and that to friends of mine at work, musicians, who were interested to be part of it, and then we decided to make gigs.

Q: Who are your influences?
My grandfather (that I lost), was a big source of inspiration to me… I don't know, my influences have drifted, changed and evolved with time… I've been a kind of geek with the cinema, big fan of directors like Kubrick, Cronenberg, Hitchcock, Lynch, Carpenter, there're so many movies who changed me or just opened my eyes radically, I guess because of the soundtracks that I found in there maybe, must have had a big place in my influences… And just 80's underground movies in general. The series of our actual generation interested me a lot too, like "Enlightened", "The Wire" that kind of stuff. Writers like Nabokov, Edgar A. Poe, Dostoyevsky, Flaubert, Michaux. On another side, I've been influenced by musicians like Trent Reznor, Thurston Moore, Marvin Gaye, Robert Smith, Leonard Cohen, David Bowie. But today my biggest influences come from my family, and my circle of friends.

Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
The first one will be "The Downward Spiral" of Nine Inch Nails. Then after the order doesn't really matter… "The For Carnation" by the For Carnation. Definitely of one these albums of The Cure, it depends of the day and the mood (Faith, Seventeen seconds, Desintegration, Pornography). "Evol" from Sonic Youth. And the last one is a secret.

Q. How do you feel playing live?
Scared and thrilled. Not a very original answer I know, but the songs that I sing come from very secret and dark places sometimes, so I need to give them all the credibility, I have to respect these feelings, and face these monsters by switching between innocence and madness I suppose. I feel ashamed sometimes… and sometimes I feel free.

Q. How do you describe People of Nothing sounds?
Something like a midnight swim in an ocean. It's dark and a bit scary, but the more you swim in it, the more familiar it becomes.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
I'm pro active, so I can make two or three songs in the same time. Some people need to wait for a sparkle, an inspiration, some people can start anything anytime… I find my self very lucky, very grateful, because I'm in those two categories. I just need to have these conversations with myself, trying to keep control of my emotions, and at a moment letting something unexpected happen.

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
True Widow. Mute Franco. AVGVST. Erwin Flynn. Exploding Eyes.

Q: Which bands you love to made a cover version?
I already made a cover, "Small town boy" from Bronski Beat, with a very slow tempo, like a heartbeat. Now I don't know, I have to think about it, it needs to be something not too obvious.

Q: What´s the plans for future....
We're gonna release the first album in March/April, with Anywave record ; we looking forward to play live and give great shows for people who want us, anywhere.

Q: Any parting words?
If anyone's interested in news about when the album will be released, they can check us out on Soundcloud, Twitter, and Facebook. And to you Renato, Happy new year, good luck with your blog!
Thanks Florian