segunda-feira, 8 de agosto de 2016

Christmas Trees with Obree - An Interview

Seguindo a tradição aqui no TBTCI, onde o espaço destas páginas é dado especialmente a novas e promissoras bandas, devo lembrar que muitas vezes e quase sempre pra ser bem sincero, estas bandas não possuem registros oficiais e basicamente estão em inicio de suas jornadas, caso do duo italiano Sara Poma e Fabrizio De Felice que atendem pela alcunha de Obree.

Eles debutaram com uma joia sonora, "Christmas Trees" sua primeira canção é remanescente direta da mágica, sedutora e inconfundível "sonoridade 4AD", ou seja, música para embalar sonhos.

E o TBTCI aconselha, mantenham os ouvidos e olhos atentos no Obree, muitos sonhos certamente poderão ser embalados por futuras preciosidades deles.

***** Interview with Obree *****

Q. When did Obree start? Tell us about the history...
S: we met last Winter at a gig. Fabrizio played his solo set as Bialogard, I was playing with Emily Plays, my band at the time. For me it was like being love struck. Boom. I fell in love with his music. Basically I didn't listen to anything else for weeks. The inital idea was to welcome Fabrizio in my band as a new member. So we started to work on some songs with the idea of playing them with the band but soon we realized they worked better just like this, with just the two of us. It was probably a bit of a treason for my band mates, but they were really understanding and supportive.

Q: Who are your influences?
S: Beach House, Daughter, Washed Out and everything that comes from the 90s F: As a kid I was deeply into 90’s indie, mostly American bands. Of course I also used to to be into lots of shoegaze/brit bands, though it was already not so popular at the time. Later on I discovered electronic music, which is still my greatest influence. In the late 90s I was all into stuff like on Warp Records, IDM. Now I mostly listen to electronic based stuff. I also like obscure psychedelic bands of the late 60s and nu-psychedelic bands of the 2010s

Q. Make a list of 5 albuns of all time…
S: Wow, of all time? I am afraid I will have to mention some super classics 'Pet Sounds' Beach Boys, 'The White Album' The Beatles, 'The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust' David Bowie. As for medium classics: 'Doolittle' Pixies; 'White Chalk' PJ Harvey

F: - The Beatles: Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - Neu! - Cocteau Twins - Heaven or Las Vegas - The Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness - Autechre: LP5

Q. How do you feel playing live?
S: We don't know yet. We are in the stage of building up and producing our songs. We would love to start playing live the next Fall and we cannot wait!

Q. How do you describe Obree sounds?
S: Foggy, sad, but not hopeless.

F: Blurred melancholic synth pop

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
S: I come up with very simple structures on piano and Fabrizio adds amazing layers. On Fabrizio songs I add the lyrics.

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
S: I would love to recommend some Italian acts, it's an exciting time for new bands in Italy, specially female acts. I would recommend Giungla, Lim and Birthh

F: Some producers like Lapalux, Teebs, Sunglitters and also italian fellows I also love some more techno/ambient oriented acts like Da Dub, Donato Dozzy and Voices from the Lake.

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
S: Miley Cyrus, Rihanna, Taylor Swift or Tears For Fears. I strongly believe in pop covers. I would never do a Beach House cover.

F: Some 80’s production i love, like The Associates or The Human League.

Q: What are your plans for the future?
S: Recording an album and playing it live

Q: Any parting words?
S. Wait for us!