quinta-feira, 17 de novembro de 2016

True Bypass with Rubur - An Interview

Existe uma obsessão acerca da obra prima Loveless que por vezes me pergunto se ela irá realmente acabar algum dia. A resposta é que, provavelmente não, 

Esta colocação se aplica aos chineses do Rubur que debutaram recentemente com "True Bypass", onde muita de sua inspiração vem obviamente da pedra fundamental do shoegaze, mas nem somente de conexões com a banda de Mr Shields vivem os chineses, existe uma aura de desconstruções sonhadoras que remetem ao Medicine além de um toque indie inegável.

O Rubur se destaca totalmente a cena asiática por deixar o etéreo de lado e experimentar nas paredes ruidosas, o que torna sua sonoridade muito mais atraente.

Ah sim, uma belíssima estreia.

***** Interview with Rubur *****

Q1. When did RUBUR start? Tell us about the history...
X:In the summer of 2014. Started from the fan group of Yuck, then we have seen a gig of The yours together.

M:My friend introduced XUE to me. Before that I knew Guagua and our first drummer on Internet. Then, September 2014, we met in real life for the first time. We thought we could have a band. Nothing serious, nothing intentional. After a year, Salajane became our new drummer.

Q2: Who are your influences?
M:Yuck.They look like not too outgoing, a little weird.I really like their first album before Daniel left.


S:Jamc, deerhunter, tame impala, lush, I am waiting for you last summer, supercar, yura yura teikoku, toe, saisa, novaheart.

X:Yuck 、Radiohead 、the smiths、the cribs、Jamc、etc

Q3. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
S:Pink floyd - The wall
My Bloody Valentine - Loveless
Yura Yura Teikoku - 空洞です
Supercar - Answer
あんり - Summer Farewells

X:The Smiths -This Charming Man
The Great Escape - Blur
Yuck - Yuck
Modal soul - Nujabes
Fractured life - Air traffic

M: The Beatles - Revolver
My Bloody Valentine - Loveless
Sonic Youth - Goo
Mogwai - Hardcore Will Never Die,But You Will
Yuck - Yuck

G: Alcest - Les Voyages De L'Âme
Alcest - Écailles De Lune
Michael Nyman - The piano
Glenn Branca - Ascension
Claude Debussy - The Complete Works For Piano

Q4. How do you feel playing live?
G:I like playing live.

X:First time is so exciting,then felt a little bit nervous.

S:Feel curious and excited as rewriting songs.

M:Nervous.Where are my picks?Why my pedals didn’t work at all? And so on.

Q5. How do you describe RUBUR sounds?
G: Even when I'm playing it,it gets me goose bumps.

S: amorous and moist.

X:Happy melody with sad lyric.

M:I don't know who I am and I don’t know who you are.

Q6: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
G: When these songs were ready, the first step is using BFD to complete the drum parts, then basses then guitars and vocals.

M:Passserwoo helps us a lot.He is amazing.He was a band, Fading Horizon’s Guitarist.He knows a lot.His Passtore sold his handmade Pedals and Music gear.He is a little older than all of us.He likes our uncle,sometimes. :D Passerwoo recorded,Mixed and Mastered our EP’s songs.We recorded in our underground basement band room.

Q7. Which new bands do you recommend?

M:Don’t know… I strongly recommend a 90s band,Stella Luna.I only know they had a EP, four songs.

Q8: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
X: The smiths

S:Yura Yura Teikoku


Q9: What are your plans for the future?
G: Make more songs, and stick around as long as we can:D

S: Better stage performance and a new album.

M:Settle down.Save some money for life.

X: Start to do the recording of other new songs I guess.

Q10: Any parting words?
G: Thanks for liking our music, see you next time maybe?

S:Wish a higher degree of tacit understanding in a short time.

X:Eh…something like “take care”?

M:Eat good.Sleep good.Listen good.