Muitas vezes é desnecessário soar deveras alternativo, quando se tem principalmente a fórmula da música pop perfeita ai fica mais simples ainda.
Este é o caso dos canadenses do Monomyth. Psicodelia sessentista, perfect pop se espelhando na grande e subestimada gravadora Flying Nun, os caras do Monomyth criam pérolas pegajosas sem se preocupar com o teor do efeito posterior.
Saturnalia Regalia! lançado no ano passado é o melhor exemplo do poderio do caras, oito artefatos do melhor poderio neo psicodélico atual sem cair para o lado doentio do negócio.
Para ouvir alto e em qualquer lugar.
***** Interview with Monomyth *****
Q. When did Monomyth started, tell us about the history...
The two of us who have been in the band in every incarnation lived together and decided to start showing each other songs. We played our first show in an empty lot across from a library.
Q: Who are your influences?
Television, Television Personalities, Big Star/LX Chilton, Velvet Underground, My Bloody Valentine, most Flying Nun releases, the Swirlies, Caetano Veloso, Tomita, The Replacements, The Byrds, Eric's Trip, Syd Barrett, Pavement, Crime, Teenage Fanclub, Cocteau Twins, Guided By Voices, Robyn Hitchcock/Soft Boys, BJM etc
Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
The Beatles - Revolver
Nas - Illmatic
My Bloody Valentine - Loveless
Joni Mitchell - Blue
Sly and the Family Stone - There's a Riot Goin' On
Q. How do you feel playing live?
Sometimes I feel like I have just done the craziest drug ever and other times I feel like I am composed entirely of heat and turning into a pile of slime. Once in awhile I feel deep self-hatred. Other times I feel elated. Often I feel completely separate from everything going on, the people, my band, my body.
Q. How do you describe Monomyth sounds?
We sound like a happy pop family (plus a little bit of emotional abuse)
Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs?
We usually try to record most of the tracks simultaneously and then overdub vocals. We like to record more solo, overdub heavy stuff on 4-tracks to cassette but have also done straight to computer. The next record we are putting out was all done on tape on a good console.
Q. Which new bands do you recommended?
Homeshake, Sheer Agony, Old and Weird, Juan Wauters, TOPS, Moon, Faith Healer, Sean Nicholas Savage, Heaven For Real, Mega Bog, Freelove Fenner
Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
We cover the dBs "Black and White" and "All of the Time" by Alex Chilton pretty often. I think it would be great to cover Tom Ze's "Ma".
Q: What´s the plans for future....
Gonna put out another record we just recorded, the one we did all to tape. Plus we have a bunch of other recordings floating around.
Q: Any parting words?
A joke about Moses and the Red Sea.