Space afro psych, tribalismo ritualístico transcendental, saca? Não? Putz vai direto no link do bandcamp e dai volta aqui e continua lendo.
Lay Llamas é o nome da viagem, italianos/nigerianos a serviço da propagação das experimentação de gente como Can, Popol Vuh, Ash Ra Tempel, Hawkwind e por ai vai. É kraut, é experimentalismo psicodelico, é profundamente espacial.
We are you uma das músicas tem uma característica interessante, em looping durante a música toda ouve-se o baixo hipnótico de Psycho Killer do Talking Heads envolto ao clima psych.
Ostro é o nome do debute que saiu este ano e para este que vos escreve é um dos discos do ano, acha pouco? Desafio você a adentrar a viagem do Lay Llamas e sair ileso.
***** Interview with Lay Llamas *****
Q. When did lay Llamas starts tell us about the history...
Nicola Giunta: officially two years and half ago. In that period I put around the web two rought-mix of recordings which became the tracks featured on the first self titled Lay Llamas tape, released a couple of months later by finnish label Jozik Records. But I’m working on Lay Llamas’ music in my home recordings studio from five years or something like.
Q: Who are your influences?
Nicola: Quite a lot! I mean, I’m a big music fan for the first. Obviously you can recognize all that stuff - or a big part of it - listening Lay Llamas music: Master Musicians of Bukkake, Terry Riley, Oneida, Peaking Lights, The Doors, Animal Collective, Fela Kuti, Six Organs of Admittance, Tortoise, Sun Araw, Spacemen 3, The Beatles, Pierre Schaeffer, Ennio Morricone, Laurie Spiegel, Goat, Can, Panda Bear, Gruppo d’Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza, Pink Floyd, Dead Skeletons, Talking Heads, Black Dice, Steve Reich, Arthur Russell, Os Mutantes, Miles Davis, etc. etc. As well as a fistful of new italian bands involved in the so-called Italian Occult Psychedelia movement. Amazing people and musicians like Mamuthones, Father Murphy, Mai Mai Mai, Cannibal Movie, Futeisha, Squadra Omega, Heroin in Tahiti, La Piramide di Sangue, In Zaire, Al Doum and The Faryds, etc. etc.
Q. Made a list of 5 albuns of all time…
Nicola Giunta: So fucking diffcult!
1) The Beatles – Magical Mistery Tour
2) Six Organs of Admittance – The Sun Awakens
3) Terry Riley – A Rainbow in a Curved Air
4) Master Musicians of Bukkake – Far East
5) Pink Floyd – The Piper at the Gates of Dawn
Q. How do you fell playing live?
Nicola Giunta: well, that’s a good question. I like to play live, for me is something similar to a pagan ritual, a celebration! Of course, it’s something really different than recording studio. To be honest the intimate mood of my home studio is the one I prefer. You consider Lay Llamas is a solo project, so I play and record all instruments, and then send the tracks to external contributors so they can add sound or voices.
Q. How do you describe Lay Llamas sounds?
Nicola Giunta: something really dusty, hazy! Just in a weird middle zone, between ancient and futuristic.
Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
Nicola Giunta: every track starts from simple elements: a rhythm pattern, a single sound, a few notes melody. The repetition of those elements represents the mean to build a Lay Llamas song.
Q. Which new bands do you recommended?
Nicola Giunta: There’re a lot of amazing bands out there! During the last few months I have heard so much people like Follakzoid, Jibòia, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Nisennenmondai, The Growlers and many more. As well as amazing italian bands like Sonic Jesus, La Piramide di Sangue, Trans Upper Egypt, Mamuthones, oAxAcA, Futeisha, Wildmen, Plutonium Baby, Heroin in Tahiti. Take a look to them!
Q: Which bands you love to made a cover version?
Nicola Giunta: something from Detroit Techno.
Q: What´s the plans for future...
Nicola Giunta: a couple of compilation featuring, a very limited edition of ‘Ostro’ released on tape by argentinian label Volante Discos, to continue to record new stuff and spread the word about the album ‘Ostro’.
Q: Any parting words?
Nicola Giunta: Thanks so much!