terça-feira, 26 de maio de 2015

Earthbound with Stiv-One - An Interview

Se para você soa desconhecido Stiv-One talvez o nome All Natural Lemon & Lime Flavors  soe mais familiar, certo?

Stiv-One é o alter ego de Steven Doherty do grande e saudoso All Natual Lemon & Line Flavors que infelizmente ruiu a si próprio. Mas Steven adotou seu codinome Stiv-One e tem composto uma seleta e maravilhosa coleção de pérolas do dreampop sempre sonhador ao melhor estilo dos Flavors, só que com sua própria identidade.

Uma verdadeira delicia e o TBTCI torce por demais que Stiv-One não pare, porque seu trabalho é essencial.

***** Interview with Stiv-One *****

Q. When did Stiv-One started, tell us about the history...
Q1. I started Stiv-One after All Natural Lemon & Lime Flavors broke up. I had made music with most of the flavors since childhood and the break up was totally devastating. I just kept writing and recording songs alone and didn't really release anything. Once YouTube came around I started slowly making videos for my songs and that's when I truly became Stiv-One. Stiv was a nickname given to me by my friends and I used to refer to songs I was working on as Stiv1 Stiv 2 etc.

Q: Who are your influences?
Q2. I remember where I was when I first heard MBV loveless. Can't say that for any other band! I totally identify with the sound and it changed the course of my life from that moment in my brothers car in 91' I also love the Beatles and some hip hop. I'm weird!

Q. Make a list of 5 albuns of all time…
Q3. Loveless. /White Album. /Oasis-definitly maybe. /Stereolab-switched on / Slowdive pigmalian

Q. How do you feel playing live?
Q4. Sadly I haven't played live in a long time. I don't even have a band. Stiv-One is just me in my studio. I'd love to do a reunion show with the flavors but sadly don't think it's gonna happen.

Q. How do you describe Stiv-One sounds?
Q5. I would definitely say my sound is in the shoegaze genre. I love layered guitars and melodic vocals. I really try to make my music sound BIG!

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
Q6. I record all my music on my Mac computer. I usually start with my acoustic guitar and an idea. I'll make a loop of something and then try to add a beat and a bass line and some keys. Sometimes it works out and sometimes I get frustrated and junk the project. I have a lot of unfinished parts that I've been working on for way too long.

Q. Which new bands do you recommended?
Q7. As far as new bands, I definitely like the "nugaze" sound. Love Ringo Deathstarr and Red House Painters.

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
Q8. I'm actually working on a cover of "porpoise song" by the Monkees.

Q: What´s the plans for future....
Q9. I'm putting together all my songs onto an album called "thousand mile parade". I'm also going to upload some parts of songs that I'm working on to YouTube. I have so much unfinished stuff it's disgusting!

Q: Any parting words?
Q10. Hope this wasn't too boring. I really appreciate you listening to my music. You've motivated me to get of my ass and finish some projects!! Thanks!!!