quinta-feira, 22 de maio de 2014

Dedicated to Magnus R.I.P - Interview with Edweena

Com certo tom de tristeza visto que esta estrevista é póstuma pela precoce morte de Magnus um dos membros fundadores desse pérola do submundo do shoegazing, diretamente de Stockholm, Suécia,, esse trio simplesmente lançou um album irretocável em setembro do ano passado, um supersônico shoegazer que remete diretamente ao Nowhere do Ride e por consequência tem um enorme, gigantesco carregamento sombrio dos grande tempos do Cure.

Uma banda que certamente faria história no novo resgate shoegazing, mas os deuses da música não assim o que quiseram, uma pena, mas faça um favor a você Solar Days and Lunar Nights deve ser ouvido a exaustão.

Aqui a entrevista em memória de grande Magnus, R.I.P. man.

***** Interview with Edweena *****

Q. When did Edweena starts, tell us about the history...
A: Me and Magnus started Edweena early 2011, having drunkenly discussed the possibility of starting a band for ages. Magnus played me an instrumental track he had recorded and said "record some vocals for this and send it to me tomorrow" - We liked the result so much that we instantly decided to go on with the band. We needed a drummer, and one night we met Henning at a club and asked him to join. After that we rehearsed for about 6 months, recorded our CDR demo and then played our first gig in April 2012.

Q: Who are your influences?
A: While we bonded around the obvious shoegaze influences, such as My Bloody Valentine, Cocteau Twins, Slowdive and MBV, we also incorporated black metal, hardcore and post punk into our sound. I guess that's what happens when you have three people with quite different music tastes in one band.

Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
A: Hm, that's an almost impossible thing to do! And I can't really speak for the whole band here. I'll just mention 5 great records that I think we all like: Xiu Xiu - Fabulous Muscles, Slowdive - Souvlaki, The Residents - Not Avaliable (we took our name from this record), The Wake - Here Comes Everybody and Deerhoof - Apple O'.

Q. How do you feel playing live?
A: Even though we only got very small gigs during our time as Edweena (only a lucky few ever got to see us play), it always felt great playing together. It's a great feeling being surrounded by sound.

Q. How do you describe the Edweena sound?
I think our sound is pretty honest, simple and still at the same time quite big and epic. Worth mentioning is that you can expect lots of guitar distortion and vocal harmonies, that's our thing.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs?
A: We recorded everything at Henning's basement, both the demo and our LP, "Solar Days and Lunar Nights". Basically recording everything in one weekend, as live as possible. Then me and Magnus would record the vocals afterwards as it was a bit more complex.

Q. Which new bands do you recommended?
A: To be honest, I haven't been listening to that many new bands lately, but I can mention some new-ish bands altough they've been around for a while: Whirr, Munnen and Saigon. Also, keep an eye out for the first Death Masses album coming this year, it's going to be great.

Q: Which bands you love to made a cover version?
Generally I don't think covers is our thing, but Magnus once played me an idea for a cover of All Cats Are Grey by the Cure that I think could have sounded really good with all three of us playing it.

Q: What's the plans for future after Magnus passed away...
A: As far as music goes, we won't continue playing as Edweena, since it was the three of us and could never be anything else. I think people understand that. However, me and Henning will of course always be making new music, Henning plays with his bands Suis La Lune, Sore Eyelids and his solo project Years Passing, and I play with my solo project Darkly (where Henning plays the drums live), as well as some recently started projects.

Q: Any parting words?
A: Thanks for listening to our music! It means a lot to us.
Thanks Johannes