quinta-feira, 18 de agosto de 2016

Summer Storm with Vox Celeste - An Interview

Novamente ares mexicanos aportam nas páginas do TBTCI, desta vez em tons ruidosos e densos, mesclando influências dispares como Mogwai, Black Box Rebellion e Placebo, sem pender para nenhuma das direções de suas influências mas sim condensando-as e criando uma atmosfera melancolicamente sonhadora.

Este é o Vox Celeste e eu digo o seguinte, você deve e precisa saborear sem pressa "Summer Storm", fabuloso EP dos caras que exprime basicamente em música o que estas palavras tentam explicar.

"Summer Storm" e o Vox Celeste é certamente uma experiência intensa.

***** Interview with Vox Celeste *****

Q. When did Vox Celeste start? Tell us about the history...
A: We talked about starting this project in the last month of 2010, but we consider the project officially started in 2011, when we composed our first songs. It took some time to reach the sound we were aiming for. Anyways, we always knew we wanted to make something noisy and incorporate some ethereal textures. We played some shows here and there and finally decided it was time to record some songs. With the help of nowadays technology we were able to record all by ourselves our ep Summer Storm. We have continued writing new songs preparing the next material; and that's voxceleste's story so far.

Q: Who are your influences?
A:All four members listen to a wide variety of music but we could name The Boxer Rebellion, Mogwai, and Deerhunter as influences since we all agree on those.

Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
The hardest question, absolutely subjective. In no particular order here are some albums we praise high:
The Boxer Rebellion - Union,
 Mogwai - Happy Songs for Happy People,
Interpol - Turn on the Bright Lights,
Placebo - Black Market Music,
Deerhunter - Halcyon digest.

Q. How do you feel playing live?
We feel so alive, thrilled. It's like a dream. We simply love it.

Q. How do you describe Vox Celeste sounds?
Warm, noisy, dreamy, human; we like to think they are the everyday sounds, the soundtrack for your days.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
As aforementioned, we recorded "Summer Storm" by our own. We had been playing those songs live and we knew them quiet well. So we laid drums by using a software and with a simple interface and using cubase and some plug-ins we recorded bass, guitars and voice. It was a nice experience to be able to listen to our songs, let's say, from the outside. Thus we were able to listen carefully and work on some details. And that's how we recorded our EP, It didn't take a lot of time, and we must add, it was a rewarding experience.

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
Wild Nothing, DIIV. Camilo Septimo and Vaya Futuro from our country.

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
The first time we played live we covered The Beatles and Placebo. Definitely we'd like to do The Boxer Rebellion. Mogwai and Tame Impala would be very interesting to do.

Q: What are your plans for the future?
To continue working on songs and sounds, release more material, tour our country. Going abroad would be rad.

Q: Any parting words?
Thanks for getting in touch and for this nice interview. And whomever may read this, we wish you peace and love, and tons of music. - vxc