terça-feira, 29 de novembro de 2016

Amber with in violet - An Interview

Aos desaviados o nome in violet pode soar como algo adocicado, eteréo, beirando o dreampop correto? Errado.

Absolutamente errado, in violet, projeto capitaneado pelo inglês Jake Murray é um mix de insanidades barulhentos e experimentais, podendo ir do post industrial abrasivo a viagens alucinógenas metalizadas.

Depois do debute "Opal" de 2013 os caras soltaram mês passado o caótico "Amber", condensando as referências de viagens destrutivas e sem volta embaladas por barulho, barulho que adentram a mente e fazem a alma ser completamente corrompida.

Indispensável para os dias atuais, o in violet ao lado do APTBS compõe a trilha sonora do caos.

***** Interview with in violet *****

Q. When did in violet start? Tell us about the history...
in violet began back in 2010, after I moved to London. I was living in a basement, I’d left my old band behind and needed a new regular outlet to keep making music. The project has grown and evolved through a number of different shapes and forms over the years, with no real restrictions besides what I can imagine.

Q: Who are your influences?
Friends, family, writers, artists, visionaries, lunatics, pioneers, eccentrics, geeks, freaks, losers, outcasts. Mother Nature. All humans of Terra past, present, future.

Q. Make a list of 5 album of all time…
I’d need more than 5 to give an real overview of the entire history of recorded music, but here goes:

Django Renhardt - Souvenirs de Django Reinhardt (1947)
Sun Ra - Jazz in Silhouette (1958)
Pink Floyd - The Dark Side of The Moon (1973)
Nine Inch Nails - The Downward Spiral (1994)
Four Tet - There Is Love In You (2010)

Q. How do you feel playing live?
Cathartic. Vicarious. Performing live is a hugely physical and emotional experience for me, in which I act as a channel for the characters, stories and sounds to pass through. There are some deeply personal songs in the catalogue too and they can be incredibly intense to play.

Q. How do you describe in violet sound?
in violet is a musical project marrying the worlds of the experimental with the conventional. Traversing all manner of sonic terrain, from abrasive post-industrial structures to spacial lysergic landscapes, the concept is one of momentum and exploration.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs?
It can take a very long time. This new record took almost three years to make. Typically the idea and I will find each other while I’m walking or playing around with an instrument/computer/inanimate object. I’ll usually then develop the idea mentally until we’re both ready to sit down and find the sounds with instruments… this part often happens very quickly, with song skeletons sometimes taking less than a day. Finally is the long process of collaborating with other musicians where appropriate, and the sculpting of the song overall through audio production techniques and mixing. Each piece of music to me has it’s own colour and shape, so I have to refine the details and timbre of every individual element in order to complete the whole.

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
Recently I’ve been listening to a lot of Sixth Minor [https://sixthminor.bandcamp.com/album/amygdalae], Oneirogen [https://oneirogenvoid.bandcamp.com/album/convivium] and Civil Elegies [https://civilelegies.bandcamp.com/album/combat] who are all new to me. I also highly recommend the works of friends Feral Love [https://soundcloud.com/feral_love], Rumour Cubes [https://rumourcubes.bandcamp.com/] and Teeth of The Sea [https://teethofthesea.bandcamp.com/].

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
We covered one of my favourite Moderat songs a few years ago [https://inviolet.bandcamp.com/track/rusty-nails], which was a lot of fun but a pretty standard replication of the original. My remixes [https://playmoss.com/en/echoesanddust/playlist/in-violet-the-remixes] are much more far-fetched reworks of other people’s songs, and I’d love to try reimagining a cover-song in a similar way.

Q: What are your plans for the future?
Now that ‘amber’ is out it’s time to put together a new live band, so that’s the plan for the immediate future. There’s still some more to come from the album as well, so watch this space.

Q: Any parting words?
Thank you so much for having me.