sexta-feira, 16 de janeiro de 2015

Treasure with Bialogard - An Interview

Bialogard nasceu em Milão como um projeto feito totalmente dentro do quarto do seu criador Fabrizio de Felice e cresceu gerando um quarteto que gravou em 2010 pelo ótimo selo Northern Star e foi além, os caras já tocaram com muita gente boa incluindo o Telescopes, precisa melhor cartão de visitas do que esse? Não, é desnecessário.

Dreampop em sua essência,com beats eletrônicos e composições feitas sob medida para transcender e viajar sem destino certo.

Partings o último registro dos caras envolve e literalmente frita o ouvinte, como deve ser.

2015 é o ano do Bialogard, podem acreditar.

***** Interview with Bialogard *****

Q. When did Bialogard starts tell us about the history...
A. Bialogard started back in 2010 in Milan as a bedroom project. Later on it developed into a full 4-members band. We recorded the first EP (Bialogard-2010), which was published through Northern Star Records as a band and also part of the second (Studies on Distance-2013). We also performed a good amount of shows, also supporting such bands as The Telescopes in Milan. Then the band had been on hold for a while and I started doing tracks again by myself, which resulted in the “Partings” EP. The new deal of course has a more electronic twist to the sound, still retaining the dream-pop vibe in some ways.

Q: Who are your influences?
A. Influences are really wide. In my teens I was deeply into 90’s indie, mostly American bands. Of course I also used to to be into lots of shoegaze bands, though it was already not so popular at the time. Later on I discovered electronic music, which is still my greatest influence. In the late 90s I was all into stuff like on Warp Records. Now I mostly listen to electronic based stuff. I also like re-discovering obscure psychedelic bands of the late 60s and nu-psychedelic bands of the 2010s

Q. Made a list of 5 albuns of all time…
Now that’s a tough one… I’ll try to figure out, even if it would be a different top 5 each time I’d make it. With no particular order:
- Neu!
- David Bowie - Low
- Cocteau Twins -Treasure
- The Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness
- VV.AA. Artificial Intelligence (Warp Records)

Q. How do you feel playing live?
A. I really like playing live. Being Bialogard mostly a studio based project, I really enjoy re-arranging tracks when preparing a live set. It really gives’em a new life and lets me see a different side of those songs. As for the live-set in itself, I not always enjoy performing as now I mostly perform as a solo set or in duo with a drummer and having to deal with too much gear at the same time pushes me a little to much.

Q. How do you describe Bialogard's sounds?
A. Bialogard sounds evolved from a guitar-based dream-pop band to an electronic project. So you’ll mostly hear synths and synthetic drum and sample, but drenched in a shimmering wall of reverb. I like manipulating simple sounds, such as a bare guitar phrase or very basic analog synth patches and then working on them, resampling and layering effects on the top of it.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
A. The process is quite different depending on the track. Sometimes I start fiddling around with some gear and get a good sounding clip or synth patch, which gives me the idea for a new songs. Other times I just build the entire song in my head when I’m at work or when riding my bicycle, then when I’m home I’d struggle to remember it.

Whatever it comes, I never write songs in a traditional way, but I’m more into writing while producing, as most of home-studio guys do nowadays.

Q. Which new bands do you recommended?
I really like producers/bands like Sunglitters, Blackbird Blackbird, Mmoths, Stumbleine, Shlohmo and Blue Hawaii. I’d also recommend to check out some italian producers like Populous and Clap! Clap!, and also

Q: Which bands you love to made a cover version?
A. I always loved to make a cover version of @ Lazarus´ “Goodbye Horses”. If you don’t know this song, it is featured in the “Silence of the Lambs” OST. Well and of course also in “Clerks 2”

Q: What´s the plans for future....
A. At the moment I’m collaborating with a project by my mate Manfredi Lamartina called “Novanta”. I co-prodiced two tracks of his new album and am currently supporting him live playing bass and synths. I’m also working with a very interesting artist called Melke ( on a new track that will be featured in his new album. Meanwhile I’m starting recording new stuff for a forthcoming release.

Q: Any parting words?
A. I’d like to thank The blog that celebrates itself for the interview and all the readers. Cheers!