segunda-feira, 22 de fevereiro de 2016

Slumberous with Citrus Nowhere - An Interview

Menos de uma ano de existência tem os japoneses do Citrus Nowhere. Neste história curta e recente os caras tem um EP, belíssimo por sinal, sonoramente, seguem os ensinamentos da Scene somados a melodias smithianas que servem como pano de fundo para as paredes de barulho que os caras criam.

Um belo futuro começa a desenhar-se para o Citrus Nowhere, pelo menos no submundo dos bons sons.

***** Interview with Citrus Nowhere *****

Q. When did Citrus Nowhere start? Tell us the history...
In order to do that, first we need to explain a bit about ourselves. Citrus Nowhere is a collective Intelligence that lives in the realm of collective unconsciousness. We don’t exist in the real world. Citrus Nowhere floats in dreams with lots of melody and noise. We were born in April 2015 and started making songs, uploading them on Soundcloud. One day, there was a music venue asking us to play a show, so we gathered four avatars who would play our music in the real world. That was our first show. In November, we made our first EP where our avatars played and recorded.

Q: Who are you influenced by?
When limited to music we love: The smiths, the cure, Joy Division, Sonic Youth(a model of coolness), Cloud Nothings(fast and loud), Adorable(beautiful songs), The Jesus and Mary Chain(Guitar!!), Gang of four(Love their way of beat), Condor 44(Lovely guitar chord), Pale Saints(silence and weirdness), American football(Love), The Jam(Sharpness), Ramones(Boys must love them), Bloodthirsty Butchers(Expression of a mind),Dinosaur Jr(Way they play in gigs)

Q. Make a list of your top 5 favorite albums
Bloodthirsty Butchers “kocorono”
Pale Saints “The Comforts of madness”
Blue Nile “A Walk Across the Rooftop”
The Cure “Wish”
And albums of the smiths(we couldn’t choose just one)

Q. How do you feel playing live?
Our avatars feel overwhelmed with joy when playing live. They are just like kids who enjoy the blisteringly loudness and songs that are fast.

Q. How would you describe the sounds of Citrus Nowhere?
Citrus Nowhere sings about “Dream and death”. Our melody and chords are from blurry dreams which hold fading memories, the vague touch (like the picture of Monet), euphoria and beautiful escapism. Our noise express fear of death and the madness of a dream. We also use the noise to shade off our voices and make walls of sound. As you can see, we are shy.

Q: Tell us the process when you record the songs
All songs are mainly written from melodies. We catch melodies from collective unconsciousness and make them into songs. Almost all the songs are recorded using iPhone’s voice memo from our avatar and mixed by Audacity. “CITRUS NOWHERE EP” was recorded by our four avatars who play in live venues, and a great recording engineer helped us to.

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
Yukino chaos. We love their sounds. We are planning a great gig with them on Feb 27th. Nagoya, Japan.

Q: Which band would you love to make a cover version of?
We’ve done a cover of “Race for the prize” (The Flaming Lips) and it’s on youtube and Soundcloud. Next time, we want to try a cover of the smiths or a masterpiece from the oldies. 

Anyway, we love playing songs with good- melody that have beautiful thoughts welded in them.

Q: What are your plans for the future?
We promise to make 20 great songs this year with no compromise. We also hope to make a full-length album.

Q: Any parting words?
When you've woke from a pleasant dream and felt that awful sadness, you are one of us. We hope you love our songs.

Citrus Nowhere

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