sexta-feira, 29 de janeiro de 2016

Glue with Elections In The Deaftown - An Interview

Pós punk, indie rock, chame como quiser, na realidade o rótulo aqui cabe apenas como um norte para situar os eslovacos do Elections In The Deaftown, mesmo porque durante a audição do belíssimo Glue, álbum de estreia deles lançado no final do ano passado, fará deste exercício de rotulação ao meramente ilustrativo.

Obviamente que as referências e conexões sonoras estão espalhadas pelas doze canções de Glue, porém o que se conclui é que o Elections In The Deaftown muito poderia estar tocando facilmente em qualquer FM voltada para música de qualidade. Se for melhor a ilustração sonora, coloquemos como uma eloquente simbiose entre The Cure e The Horrors.

O ponto é que o coquetel sonoro do Elections In The Deaftown vai bem além de simples categorização.

Para trabalhos como Glue existe uma palavra que resume tudo, magia.

***** Interview with Elections In The Deaftown *****

Q:When did Elections In The Deaftown start? Tell us about the history...
We all were good friends who grew up in a small town in Slovakia and who wanted to start a band. It was around 8 years ago. The thing was that we didn't know to play any instruments. So in the beginning we played mostly cover versions of songs from our favorite bands. Maybe 3 or 4 year ago we’ve decided to focus on making of our own music.

Q:Who are your influences?
I’d say the biggest influences are bands like Deerhunter, Slowdive, The Cure, My Bloody Valentine, DIIV, Beach Fossils, Merchandise, Dinosaur Jr., The Horrors or Grizzly Bear. We also listen a lot of post-rock, dream-pop, krautrock, psychedelic and of course electronic music.

Q:Make a list of 5 albums of all time
If I have to choose it would be most likely these:
The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds,
Radiohead - OK Computer,
Duster - Stratosphere,
The Cure - Disintegration,
Grizzly Bear - Yellow House

Q:How do you feel playing live?
We really love playing live. Even if we most of the time look probably shy and without any self confidence, the truth is that we are totally concentrated on our performance or sometimes we are just drunk. It depends on the situation.

Q:How do you describe Elections in the Deaftown sounds?
“They create melancholic and dreamy melodies based on atmospheric sounds that consist of layered guitars, shimmering synths and echoing vocals.” This is how our booking agency describes our sound. And we trust our booking agency, there’s no doubt about it.

Q:Tell us about the process of recording the songs?
We recorded every song in our rehearsal room, because we need privacy and freedom. You can spend hours finding the right sound of guitar, keys or whatever and nobody’s watching you.

Q:Which new bands do you recommended?
This may not be very new for you but my latest discovers are Car Seat Headrest, Vaadat Charigim, Yumi Zouma or Clarence Clarity.

Q:Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
The first band which came to mind is Tame Impala.

Q:What are your plans for the future?
We would like to spend more time making music and also play as many shows as possible.

Q:Any parting words?
Thank you very much for the interview!