quinta-feira, 1 de setembro de 2016

Salvaged with Sunset Wrecks - An Interview

Sunset Wrecks é um duo formado por dois multi instrumentistas altamente cultuados Jarek Leskiewicz (Naked On My Own, Blurred City Lights) e Martin Anderson (Dopedrone, Yeti Island).

Só pela apresentação já se imagina o que esta dupla criou quando se uniu, não? "Salvaged" é a pérola concebida pelo duo, um verdadeiro exercício de fusão entre ambient, shoegaze, dreampop, progressivo, art noise, etc, etc, etc.

"Salvaged" é intenso, tortuoso e repleto de variações esquizofrênicas, expondo toda demência sonora de seus criadores.

O Sunset Wrecks criou uma verdadeira odisseia multifacetada e que definitivamente deve ser degustada pausadamente e em doses homeopáticas.

***** Interview with Sunset Wrecks *****

Q. When did Sunset Wrecks start? Tell us about the history...
Jarek: Sunset Wrecks is me, Jarek Leskiewicz and Martin Anderson.

It all started a while back in 2011 (i think). After hearing some of Dopedrone's (Martin's solo project) excellent music, I've asked him for a remix of one of my Naked On My Own (my project) songs. He chose 2 and the results were great. In return, I've worked on few of Martin's tunes. After agreeing that our sounds & ideas work well together we decided to make it into full-blown collaboration. The ideas that we worked on finally winded up on our first release (called Sunset Wrecks) and on a stand alone, more pop-gaze oriented maxi-single Changeless. Over the next few years we focused more on our solo music and various side-projects while still remaining in close contact, still writing and collaborating together from time to time. For instance, Martin contributed to my ambient-drone
project, called Opollo. Last year we found time and inspiration to write some new Sunset Wrecks material. We decided to make it all instrumental. This way Salvaged was born. A sort of come back for us.

Q: Who are your influences?
Martin: Making a list of artists/bands would simply be too many to mention, so in short, I'm influenced by everything from minimalistic electronic music to crushing doom. Sunset Wrecks is a melting pot of many genres.

Jarek: Self-serving bastards & majestic, hopeful sunsets.

Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
Slowdive - Souvlaki
Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream
Porcupine Tree - Lightbulb Sun
The Cure - Disintegration
King Crimson - Red

This is actually a pretty impossible list to make.

Genesis "The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway"
Ministry "Filth Pig"
Glifted "Under and In"
Boards Of Canada - e v e r y t h i n g
Dennis Wilson "Pacific Ocean Blue"

Q. How do you feel playing live?
Martin: Thrilled! Altho SW don't play live.

Jarek: We should try it sometime.

Q. How do you describe Sunset Wrecks sounds?
Jarek: Heavy but tender. Trippy but sober.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
Jarek: We work separately. I do my stuff in a bedroom studio in Opole (Poland) and Martin creates his magic sounds in Oslo (Norway). We share ideas and song sketches over the internet and deciding together what has a promise. Then we slowly flesh it out sending back and forth. Usually, songs fall into place pretty quick. If something troubles us too much or sounds "not right", we throw it away or leave it for a different project. It's quite a friendly and understanding collaboration. No ego trips
and fights.

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
Martin: The most recent group I enjoyed are the Stargazer Lilies - "Doorway to the Sun"

Jarek: Dopedrone - the new record(s) will be awesome. Helms Alee. Floor (new line up). Vast Robot Armies.

Q: Which band would you love to make a cover version of?
Jarek: "Dear Heart" By Cocteau Twins. The outro part to Mike Rutherford's b-side "Compression".

Q: What are your plans for the future?
No big plans except hopes for inspiration and motivation in creating good music together.

Q: Any parting words?
Thanks for having us and listening to our record. We adore you.