sexta-feira, 25 de novembro de 2016

Break In The Skin with Silence in the Snow - An Interview

Vem acontecendo no submundo dos bons sons uma verdadeira avalanche de bandas, diga-se de passagem, de altíssima qualidade e altamente inspiradas, que se norteiam pelos anos cinzentos do pós punk/darkwave e coldwave, e creia em mim amigo, a California é a meca desse resgate, não somente Los Angeles mas o estado como um todo.

Um categórico exemplo é o debute do duo Silence in the Snow, que atende pelo nome de "Break in the Skin". Cyn M, guitarras e vocais e Andy Z, sintetizadores, se alimentam e muito do que a diva máxima do gênero criou, sim ela, claro, Siouxsie Sioux, mas é possível sentir um clima berlinense na atmosfera do disco, muito por conta das referências da trilogia de Mr Bowie e o The Idiot do Iggy Pop.

Um disco absolutamente denso e altamente recomendado para seres da noite.

***** Interview with Silence in the Snow *****

Q. When did Silence in the Snow start? Tell us about the history...
Andy Z and I have both played in other bands together in the past and I wanted to start playing guitar again so I started this band and wanted organ sounds, so he was a natural choice to collaborate with. We played out first show in June 2014 and continued to play shows and work on the recording and record that just got released (“Break In The Skin”) which is our debut.

Q: Who are your influences?
We are influenced by a wide variety of things: music, art, film, books, life experiences…it’s an on-going process, not one that I could boil down to a list.

Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
This is too difficult because I love so much music (new and old). Some of my top artists I love include Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, David Bowie, Kate Bush, Nico, Leonard Cohen, 1960s music (Serge Gainsbourg), Patti Smith, a lot of post-punk artists like The Fall, Cocteau Twins, Siouxsie and the Banshees, and so many more….) and new bands too…Sorry I can’t limit it to 5!

Q. How do you feel playing live?
When the sound system is good and the audience is connecting with us it’s an amazing experience!

I like to get lost in the feeling.

Q. How do you describe Silence in the Snow sounds?
Dark, moody, reverb-laden, echoing, passionate.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
We work out the songs live first, then go and record them as “live” as possible with our friend, Skot Brown, who has his own recording studio and records many local bands.

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
Some current bands I love include: Them Are Us Too, Chasms, Blackmare, Drab Majesty, Emily Jane White, Boy Harsher, Rakta, Worm Ouroboros, Hide, Chelsea Wolfe….

Q: Which band would you love to make a cover version of?
David Bowie

Q: What are your plans for the future?
Play shows in support of our new record and continue working on new songs for the next record. Touring in Europe and South America would be great too if the opportunity presents itself!

Q: Any parting words?
Thank you!