segunda-feira, 19 de janeiro de 2015

The Mercy Seat with Silent Carnival - An Interview

Uma pena eu apenas ter tomado conhecimento do Silent Carnival agora, porque simplesmente o álbum homônimo que o trio italiano soltou no final do ano passado é dolorosamente lindo.

Cruel, arrastado, lento, sombrio, com nítidas influências de Swans e Nick Cave, Silent Carnival o álbum impressiona tamanha a complexidade de timbres, além do grandioso tino para profetizar as fúnebres marchas que se transformam em peças angustiantes.

Um dos grandes e geniais álbuns que escutei nos últimos tempos.

Dolorosamente aterrorizante.

***** Interview with Silent Carnival *****

Q. When did Silent Carnival start, tell us about the history...
1 - Silent Carnival started around two years ago as my solo project. I wrote and recorded a bunch of songs and simultaneusly i played first gigs as opening act for Carla Bozulich.. On august 2013 i recorded all the new songs with Carlo Natoli and other great musicians in the silence of a country house in the middle of Sicily. On October 2014 the album was released by italian label Viceversa Records and swiss label Old Bicycle Records.

Q: Who are your influences?
2 - Everything influences my music... listen to talented musicians, to visit an exhibition or watching a movie. Whatever it is beautiful or disturbing.

Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
3 - Pink Floyd - Meddle,
Black Heart Procession -
2, Tindersticks -
1 , Swans - The great annihilator,
Nick Cave - Let the love in

Q. How do you feel playing live?
4 - I play live with Caterina Fede and Alfonso De Marco, i love the intense connection between us and the best thing is to share this feeling with the crowd. when this connection works, ok it's so stunning!

Q. How do you describe Silent Carnival´s sound?
5 - Really, i don't know how to describe my music. Maybe a collection of dark and not reasuring melodies

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs?
6 - Usually i start to play guitar or creating looping tunes with everything produces sounds, and then i try to add different layers of sound. In the end i write lyrics.

Q. Which new bands do you recommended?
7- There's a lot of interesting things in the italian underground music such as Maurizio Abate

Q: Which bands would you love to make a cover version of?
8 - Usually we play live Swans "In my garden" and it would be so nice to cover early Pink Floyd

Q: What´s the plan for the future....
9 - I'm already recording new songs but actually the main purpose is to play this album everywhere and for a long time

Q: Any parting words?
10- Go away devil!