segunda-feira, 12 de janeiro de 2015

Dreams Burn Down with The Starlight Run - An Interview

Para fazer jus ao lema do TBTCI, "Uma viagem ao submundo dos bons sons", nada mais apropriado do que se submeter a audição do duo estadunidense The Starlight Run.

A produção dos caras se intensivou em 2014 de forma monstruosa, eps devastadores impregnados de shoegazer clássico com altas doses de alucinações lisérgicas a´la Bardo Pond.

Ao todo foram três eps/singles que resumidamente penetram intensamente devastando corpo, mente e alma.

Adjetivos soam desnecessários, sugiro a audição imediata.

***** Interview with The Starlight Run *****

Q. When did Starlight Run started, tell us about the history...
warren- we were in a band together a few years back. and once it came to a halt we decided to do something just by ourselves

neil-we played a little bit together on the side of our other band just messing around, but when it came to and end, we decided to make it a real thing.

Q: Who are your influences?
w- there are tons. velvet underground, hammock, eno, & swervedriver to name a few

n- Appleseed Cast, Sonic Youth, My Bloody Valentine

Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
w- i don't really have a favorites list. it changes a lot. i really like here come the warm jets, velvet underground & nico, ejector seat reservation, crooked rain, big star 3RD, hit to death in the future head, bug, boombox supernova

n- same as Warren, I don't have a set list, but a few are Low Level Owl Vol 1 & 2 by The Appleseed Cast, Fugazi - In on the Kill Taker, The Cure - The Top / Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me, U2 - The Unforgettable Fire, Dinosaur Jr - You're Living All Over Me

Q. How do you feel playing live?
w- we haven't played any show yet as the starlight run, but hopefully some are in the works

n- yeah, I can't wait to get out and play these songs live

Q. How do you describe Starlight Run sounds?
w- pretty wall of soundy. noisy, layered guitars and synths with plenty effects and some fuzzy vocals sometimes

n- layered wall of sound with obscene amounts of delay, reverb and distortion

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
w- one of us comes up with a riff or some chords or some noises and we start putting stuff over it until it sounds done

n- exactly what Warren said. It starts pretty simple and we just build on that until we think it's done

Q. Which new bands do you recommended?
w- kigo, the virgance, wand, bloodhounds on my trail, rayning, vhs dream, qualia

n- I'm terrible with keeping up with new bands, but I've been listening to Benoit Pioulard, Elluvium, Inventions, and Gravenhurst lately

Q: Which bands would you love to make a cover version of?
w- we were just talking about some covers we could do. one of them was budge by dinosaur jr

n- another was Summertime Rolls by Jane's Addiction

Q: What´s the plans for future....
w- try to get some live stuff together. record some more songs

n- play live and record some more. maybe a full length

Q: Any parting words
w- many thanks to Renato for everything and to everyone who digs our stuff

n- Yes, thank you very much to all those who have shown us so much love and to Renato for this opportunity