terça-feira, 11 de agosto de 2015

Euphorianism with Jigsaw Puzzle Glue - An Interview

De Seattle vem a beleza cristalina e sonhadora de Leah Rosen, a criadora do belíssimo Jigsaw Puzzle Glue.

Gutspills seu debute lançado no final de 2014 é de uma beleza extrema, construído e elabora sob uma aura oitentista tendo suas matrizes calcadas na sonoridade da 4AD com ecos de Cocteau Twins e Julee Cruise, o Jigsaw Puzzle Glue simplesmente é o que podemos exemplificar em um único adjetivo, sedutor.

Boa viagem no mundo dos sonhos de Leah e seu apaixonante Jigsaw Puzzle Glue.

***** Interview with Jigsaw Puzzle Glue *****

Q: When did Jigsaw Puzzle Glue started, tell us about the history...
I started Jigsaw Puzzle Glue in 2013 as solo instrumental electronic project. I wanted to create an album that sounded like the soundtrack to an 80’s sci-fi / fantasy movie. I was originally going to write vocals for only one song on the album, which would have been like the equivalent of a theme song from a movie. I got such a good response from that song though, that I decided to record vocals on all the songs, and later I started adding in guitar. The project then naturally morphed into something that also had shoegaze and David Lynch inspired sounds.

Q: Who are your influences?
My biggest influences for JPG (outside of 80’s movie soundtracks) are probably Julee Cruise, Slowdive, Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark, The Cocteau Twins and Depeche Mode. .

Q: Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
1. Mew - And The Glass Handed Kites
2. Mew - Frengers
3. Orchestral Manoeuvres In the Dark - Architecture And Morality
4. Dinosaur Jr - You’re Living All Over Me
I can’t really think of a 5th. There’s probably about 30 albums tied for 5th place.

Q: How do you feel playing live?
I loved it for a while. My talented little brother helped me out by playing keys for the live show so that I could just focus on guitar and vocals. It was a lot of fun performing as a sibling duo. After a while though, I started taking the live performances too seriously which in the end made me miserable and stressed. Because of that, I decided to take a break from playing live. I realized I need to be writing and performing music because I love it, not because I want to “make it”. As soon as I let go of my expectations, I started truly enjoying being a musician again, and I also started writing and recording for the first time in almost a year.

Q: How do you describe Jigsaw Puzzle Blue sounds?
If there was ever a movie called “The Melancholic Adventures of Falcor And Audrey Horne”, it would probably have been the soundtrack to that.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the album?
I don’t really have a set process. I usually just write and record songs one at a time and once I’m finished with one I’ll move onto the next. I look at each song as an individual piece of art as supposed to a series of songs that I’m trying to fit together to form an album.

Q: Which new bands do you recommended
The Bilinda Butchers! I nerded out pretty hard when I first heard them.

Q: Which bands would you love to make a cover version of?
I’m not sure. I’ve already recorded a handful of covers and I haven’t been able to think of who I would want to cover next. I can tell you who I’ll never try to cover - The Cocteau Twins. Elizabeth Fraser’s voice is too perfect.

Q: What´s the plan for the future....
I’m currently working on a full length album. That’s pretty much my only plan right now. I have no idea when I’ll start playing live again, or if anything will ever become of the album. All that really matters to me is that I continue to create music because it’s one of the few things in life that makes me truly happy.

Q: Any parting words?
Go see Turbo Kid. I saw it at the Seattle International Film Festival this year and it’s easily one of the best 80’s sci-fi / horror throwbacks I’ve ever seen. I might be a little bit obsessed.

Also thanks for having me on your blog! You rock!