segunda-feira, 28 de novembro de 2016

Spectral Fog with Svelte - An Interview

Uma avalanche sônica exala do EP de estreia homônimo do quarteto de San Diego, Svelte.

Traços de noise, shoegaze e uma aura cinzenta permeiam as quatro faixas com destaque absoluto para "Improved Means To Unimproved Ends" que transcende o espectro entre calmaria, melancolia e agressividade.

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***** Interview with Svelte *****

Q. When did Svelte start? Tell us about the history…
E: The band has existed in some sort of mutation for about 3 years. We initially decided to make music together when we met at the Steinhaus, after years of not seeing each other, and expressed our interest in experimental music. We all come from very different backgrounds, myself having played in a blues, 60’s inspired rock band, Ralph coming from a more post-hardcore/math-rock project, and Jeremiah in and out of a psychedelic band. We noticed ease in crafting songs, but things weren’t fully concrete until we introduced Bradley into the project. We all met him through Jeremiah, after many conversations about Tera Melos, and felt that he was a natural addition to the project. A year of trial and error, fights, but at foremost, being constantly inspired by each other, we achieved a balanced chemistry in our friendship that in turn translated into music. The music itself has been an exploration of how we feel and in a way is a conversation between all that is wrong in us, and everything that is right.

Q: Who are your influences?
E: Chet Baker, Leo Brauwer, Rimbaud, Vincent Gallo, Nick Cave.

B: Michael Gira, Tim Hecker, Soren Kierkegaard, John Balance, William Basinski, and Qabalah.

R: Gigi Masin, Tosin Abasi, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Tim Hecker, Rachmaninoff, Brian Eno, Bhagavad Gita, Jonny Greenwood

J: D.A. Levy , Duster , Lou Reed, Swirlies , Eric rohmer , Brian Wilson

Q. Make a list of 5 albuns of all time
E: The Stooges - Fun House, The Radio Dept. - Pet Grief, Nature and Organization - Beauty Reaps the Blood of Solitude, Coil - Musick to Play in the Dark Pt. II, Buena Vista Social Club- Buena Vista Social Club

B: Tim Hecker - Harmony in Ultraviolet, Swans - White Light from the Mouth of Infinity, Bark Psychosis – Hex, This Heat – Deceit, Coil - Ape of Naples

R: Pretend - Bones in the Soil, Rust in the Oil, Gigi Masin – Winds, Brian Eno - Music for Airports, Duster – Stratosphere, Tim Hecker - Harmony in Ultraviolet

J: krzysztof komeda - ballet etudes,sonic youth - Simon Werner a disparu, Terry Riley - reed streams, Swirlies - blonder tongue audio baton, Sun ra - aurora borealis Q. How do you feel playing live? E: Catharsis.

Q. How do you describe Svelte sound?
B: Ethereal walls of sound and visceral noise with discreet complexity. Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs?

B:3 days of sweat and sleep deprivation.

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
E: HTRK, Marching Church, Pretend B: Mankinda, Street Sects, Laje

R: Marcus Balter/ Saunier, Two Moons Merging, Dent, Laje, Pretend,

J: Haruka , Vaginals

Q: What are your plans for the future?
E: We are aiming to begin touring around Spring next year, release a split tape with our friends Vaginals, and begin to work on a full LP.

Q: Any parting words?
R:Thank you.