quarta-feira, 3 de junho de 2015

Age of Consent with Princess Dye - An Interview

Sonny Frisco é a metade do Machine Lovers e a aparece aqui nas páginas do TBTCI com seu projeto solo, Princess Dye.

Um synth pop gélido guiado por linha sintéticas dançantes feito sob encomenda para pistas escuras e esfumaçadas, sempre com loops hipnóticos e melancólicos.

O Princess Dye é perfeito para os sobreviventes dos 80´s.

***** Interview with Princess Dye *****

Q. When did Princess Dye started, tell us about the history…
A. Princess Dye started during a bout of writer’s block. A traumatic event had just occurred in my life while on vacation in Los Angeles and I was looking to vent through some music. I was having trouble coming up with any new Machine Lovers (my other project) material so I decided to try something new. I decided to make a dance record. Having grown up on a lot of 80s dance albums it was a natural approach for me to take.

Q: Who are your influences?
A. My influences are pretty vast, but the ones that have had the most impact on me are the ones that sound nothing like me. I love Broadcast. I think if I were ever in a band it would be something similar to them. A Silver Mount Zion and Radiohead are also big influences. I’m also huge on film scores. Ennio Morricone, Trent Reznor and John Carpenter are favorites.

Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
A. In no particular order:
New Order - Power Corruption, & Lies
Radiohead - OK Computer
Broadcast - HaHa Sound
Medusas - Niños de la Tierra
Godspeed You! Black Emperor - F♯ A♯ ∞

Q. How do you feel playing live?
A. I enjoy it but I haven’t had much opportunity to play anywhere aside from my hometown. I’d like to travel a bit more in the future and play for strangers.

Q. How do you describe Princess Dye sounds?
A room full of old people in a retirement home having the time of their lives.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs?
A. I just sit down and go for it. I'll render demos out and play them while I bike ride. I usually get good ideas listening to scraps outdoors. I use a lot of soft synths. I’m a pretty broke dude. I work a shit job and can’t afford any cool synthesizers. It’s a pipe dream right now. I have some controllers I use with Ableton and FL Studio Rewired together. I grew up using FL Studio so I use it for a lot of programming. I love the flexibility and depth of Ableton so I use that as well. It’s all bedroom stuff really.

Q. Which new bands do you recommended?
A. I recommend my best friends Tuxedo Gleam. They’re a great Darkwave duo that live about five minutes from me. I’m over there a lot toying with their synths and getting inspired. I’d also recommend Medusas, who I listed in my top 5 albums. They’re also a great local act. I’m not sure if they’re still making tunes, but what they have out is brilliant. They’re both on bandcamp.

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
A. I’ve wanted to cover Radio Dept’s It’s Personal for a really long time now. Also Piggy by Nine Inch Nails.

Q: What´s the plans for future....
A. I’m trying to focus all of my efforts on film making to be honest. My heart is in film. That does not mean I won’t continue to make music though. Music is what keeps me sane. It’s therapeutic for me. I’m working on a new Machine Lovers record with my partner Wes Cash, and I just started writing a new Princess Dye album today. I squeeze those sessions in when I’m not screenwriting or I’m stuck. They should be out sometime this year.

Q: Any parting words?
Wise men say, forgiveness is divine, but never pay full price for late pizza!