quarta-feira, 23 de julho de 2014

Perfect Prescription with The Dandelion - An Interview

(".......Primeiro veio o silêncio, em seguida, veio a confusão, com as palavras o nascimento de ilusão,
Este mundo agora espera, que as horas passem, embora alguns possam dizer que o final será eterno....

The Dandelion tecem um antigo tipo de magia, sua combinação de feitiços musicais não é diferente das criados na década de 1960.

Com um som que como sementes que se transformam em flores, eles trazem presentes para a Deusa de poderes mágicos........")

Então, acima é a biografia do The Dandelion, tipo assim, quando ouvi a banda, a questão de sei lá uma ou duas semanas atrás, eu pensei, minha nossa, preciso dividir isso com todos, e deu no deu, tipo assim, alguns comentários de gente que entende das coisas:

"......puta banda foda, viciei......que maravilha....." Eliane Parnagua
"....uma das melhores coisas que ouvi na atualidade.....foda...." Marcelo Magoo

Tá bom pra vocês!?!?!?? Então é o seguinte, vamos ao Dandelion e .........

***** Interview with The Dandelion *****

Q. When did Dandelion start ? Tell us about the history
The Dandelion was originally an alias I used when recording with my old band The Dolly Rocker Movement. I went under that name years ago when I occasionally performed and recorded solo. It wasn't until 2013 when recording "strange case" that I decided to resurface that name. Now all my musical output is under that name.

Q: Who are your influences?
I've since a young age been influenced heavily by music art and culture from the 1960's. Though i feel as i've grown older my music is influenced by a much more personnal, spiritual and religious force than simple aesthetics.

Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time.
* The Doors first album from 1967. It's so dark yet so sexy and it's testament of how good band they were.

* The Beatles White Album. - For me it's the most interesting Beatles album. There are so many different flavours and i love the weirdness and sweet sadness they throw into the mix.

* Nancy & Lee by Lee Hazlewood & Nancy Sinatra - I fell in love with this record instantly. It's the perfect blend of dark and light, love and lust, masculinity and femininity.

* Something Else by The Kinks - it's hard to pick a favourite Kinks album but this one really crept up on me. Ray Davies is a genius songwriter.

* Shocking Blue "Poor Boy" from 1969 - This is an amazing debut album. There isn't a dull moment on it. Mariska Verez is a witch goddess who sings like an angel. Please listen to this record!

Q. How do you feel playing live?
It can be the most incredible and euphoric experience and it can also be horrible and exhausting at times. If the audience is responding then that usually means what we're doing is working. I like those moments.

Q. How do you describe The Dandelion sound?
its the sound of black weeds turning into flowers while bringing gifts to the goddess of magical powers.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
I recorded all the songs in a home studio using my 4 track cassette machine and an ADAT recorder. I played all the instruments by tracking everything separately. Sometimes I start with the drums and other times with guitar then add the other instruments around it. Some of the songs I wrote as I recorded them. The mixing process is the most difficult and challenging for me as I can sometimes get trapped into thinking too much about it and my ears stop working. Although i'm pretty happy with the mixes this time around.

Q. Which new bands do you recommended?
Throw these names into google and check em out! Doc Goddard, The Grease Arrestor, Wild Cat Falling, The Laurels, Destiny 3000, The Mumps, The Frowning Clouds, Burn Antares.

Q: Which bands would you love to cover?
We've covered them! We do lots of covers in our live set. We cover "dream on my mind" by Rupert's People, "girl of the 13th hour" by Chaz & The Classics, drivin sideways by Merrell Fankhauser & The HMS Bounty. Just to name a few.

Q: What´s the plans for future?
Keep playing shows, keep recording and keep searching!

Q: Any parting words?
The magic of the universe is always there and is available to anyone in many different forms. Look for your key because everyone has one. From Earth to Alcyone come and dial in the station and feel the love vibration