domingo, 4 de janeiro de 2015

Freak Out! with The Legendary Flower Punk - An Interview

Qual seria sua primeira impressão quando desse de cara com o nome The Legendary Flower Punk?

Um nome genial, mas que não diz muito a respeito do que se trata, ou até diz de forma obtusa. Kamille Sharapodinov, russo de nascença, músico experimental, freak que toca no The grand Astoria e no Organic is Organic, decidiu em 2013 fazer seu alter ego, criando freaknices como não se viam desde os primórdios de Zappa, e mais um monte de esquizofrênicos geniais por ai.

Experimente ouvir o genial The Great Acid Folk Swindle, o nome é uma paródia com o disco dos Sex Pistols, e ao contrário dos punks, o Legendary Flower Punk, vai fundo no folk mântrico, psicodelico e minimal.

Um disco indigesto para os puristas mas aos desbravadores é um banquete freak, ah sim como toda a discografia do Legendary Flower Punk.

***** Interview with The Legendary Flower Punk *****

Q. When did The Legendary Flower Punk started, tell us about the history...
A: I started The Legendary Flower Punk in 2012 as the the project where I can release my most crazy avant-garde ideas. The band doesn't have any particular lineup or style, it's just me and some random friends playing their instruments. That's why all the albums sound so different, from folk and ambient to noise and psychedelia

Q: Who are your influences?
A: Russian composer Sergey Kuryokhin and American composer Frank Zappa are my biggest influences

Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
A: It's impossible to make it, there are so many styles and genres that I love, I need to make 500 albums to be sure to include everyone

Q. How do you feel playing live?
A: It's always a risk that we can end up playing some harsh noise cos we are not preparing our shows, it 100 per cent free jam. But if lineup includes many musicians (at the last show we were five-piece) it's usually very comfortable and nice

Q. How do you describe Legendary Flower Punk sounds?
A: Intriguing! As I said it all depends on what people I am playing at the moment

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
A: At home I usually prepare few riffs or patterns and then in the studio we follow that direction. For example that's how "The Great Acid Folk Swindle" was recorded. I started the loop and then me and Danila put the million layers over it, that's how it all happened

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
A: If you are interested in some cool and freaky stuff check Disen Gage, Vespero, Supersilent, Møster! and Tar Halos

Q: Which bands you love to made a cover version?
A: With The Legendary Flower Punk there will be no cover versions I think. There is no need in this. Though we made the small reference to King Crimson's "Frame by Frame" in our track "One More Fripp Nightmare"

Q: What´s the plans for future....
A: Few new albums in 2015, touring

Q: Any parting words?
A:Be yourself!