quarta-feira, 5 de agosto de 2015

Nothing is Real with Snoww Crystal - An Interview

Uma das grandes revelações de 2015 certamente são os austríacos do Snoww Crystal.

O single de estreia One Sided/Nothing is Real é simplesmente magistral, duas preciosidades nesse universo shoegazer recente.

Muito longe de algumas enganações que descambam para o lado etéreo e insosso, o Snoww Crystal vai e atinge profundamente o resultado através de claras conexões com MBV e Slowdive mas muito longe de mera cópia, o Snoww Crystal é daquela seleta estirpe de novas bandas que pega suas influências e as transforma em pérolas de ruído branco sem nunca soar cansativo.

Esperamos mais material urgentemente.

***** Interview with Snoww Crystal *****

Q. When did Snoww Crystal started, tell us about the history...
I had the idea to form a band like Snoww Crystal for a very long time,  but only in the spring of 2012 I found the right moment to make it happen for real. And all the musicians I asked to be part in the band found it interesting and joined. We started with some very basic ideas and jam sessions, and throughout the time of rehearsing the band developed its own style. We had our debut show in March 2013, with a slightly different band line-up.

Q: Who are your influences?
It might come as no surprise, and it might not seem very exotic at all in this context, but I've been listenning to MBV's 'Loveless' intensively throughout the past years. Also Ride's 'Going Blank Again'
was some sort of revelation to me some time ago. And apart from just music, I drew much inspiriation from the sky and the stars, wind and weather, hopes and disappointments. And love.

Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time?
My Bloody Valentine - Loveless
Ride - Going Blank Again
The Jesus And Mary Chain - Psychocandy
Fennesz - Endless Summer
Sun Glitters - Everything Could Be Fine

Q. How do you feel playing live?

Q. How do you describe Snoww Crystal sounds?
Hmmm... maybe I would describe it as fuzzy, dreamy, shimmering,  blurry, hypnotic, floating, ethereal, eerie, wintry. Something like that.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs?
We haven't recorded an album yet... we released a 7" shortly before  Christmas 2013. We did the recordings ourselves at the rehearsal space, and the started replacing the instrumental parts that weren't really satisfactory with the best possible takes. At the end we recorded the vocals. So basically the recordings we have are a kind of patchwork. And since we're six people in the band, all busy at different times of the day and the week and also busy with other bands, and 2 people even have kids now, we just never found the time to record a whole album. Let's hope for the future!

Q. Which new bands do you recommended
There are so many... personally I would recommend the 'Revolution - The Shoegaze Revival' compilation out on Ear To Ear Records and their bandcamp site. And check out Mile Me Deaf, an Austrian psychedelic Dreampop band.

Q: Which bands would you love to make a cover version of?
I could think of a few, but I'll keep that as a secret :)

Q: What´s the plan for the future....
Rehearsing, recording, gigging... nothing really fixed yet. We'll see!

Q: Any parting words?
I want all capitalist corporate companies, intelligence agencies, corrupt bankers and dishonest politicians to be sent off to Mars to save our little planet from dying.