quinta-feira, 7 de janeiro de 2016

Chamber Dreams with Ocean Hope - An Interview

Em novembro do ano passado veio ao mundo Chamber Dreams, primeiro ep do duo Ocean Hope.

Já nos primeiros momentos da abertura The Boy fica nítida a influência primordial deles, Cocteau Twins. É inevitável a comparação, a vocalização e a ambientação tem conexão direta com a mítica banda da 4AD e vai se tornando mais e mais forte durante todo o ep principalmente na angelical Forever.

Deixando as referências de lado, Chamber Dreams é sim uma bela estreia do Ocean Hope e nos guia através de devaneios sonhadores.

***** Interview with Ocean Hope *****

Q. When did Ocean Hope start?
This project begun in 2014 by a brother -sister duo .

We’ve started creating music without having any particular plans. What we know for sure is that this whole thing was a form of escapism for us. the whole set up- our studio by the sea in a small village.

We would meet every week trying out things and losing ourselves for hours.

Q: Who are your influences?
Since we were kids, we both used to listen to records of Aphex Twin, Prince, The Carpenters, The Cure and many more. Their music was a gift to us.

Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
Efterklang- Piramida
Air- Moon Safari
Beach boys- Pet Sounds
Radiohead- Kid A
Jeff Buckley - Grace

Q. How do you describe Ocean Hope sounds
Nu-chamber pop

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
We mostly record in our home studios both digital and analogue.

We use a guitar, a guitar bass and some analogue synths.

We start from tiny ideas that pop-up instantly and we have to like them from the very beginning, when we do, we continue by developing them.

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
Keep Shelly in Athens
Oneohtrix Point Never.
George Clanton
Yumi Zouma

Q: Which band would you love to make a cover version of?
Bod Lind "Cool Summer"

Q: What are your plans for the future?
We'll definitely gonna give ya some new sounds soon.

Q: Any parting words?
Without love nothing's possible