Uma das mais cultuadas bandas do underground italiano certamente é o Klimt1918 que depois de um hiato de 8 anos soltou seu quinto álbum "Sentimentale Jugend", foi lançado em Dezembro do ano passado.
Conceitual é o que pode-se atribuir ao disco, que pode ser degustado nas versões "Sentimentale" ou, em sua outra face, "Jugend" mas a junção de ambos é o que o torna uma peça épica, obrigatória aos adoradores não somente de shoegaze, mas todas as variáveis sonoras do submundo dos bons sons. Há conexões óbvias, seja com The Cure, ou com Slowdive, ou ainda com Mogwai, mas o Klimt1918 consegue imprimir sua identidade mesmo depois dos longos oito anos entre "Just in case we'll never meet again" de 2008 e "Sentimentale Jugend".
Shoegaze em tonalidades épicas.
***** Interview with Klimt1918 *****
A. Klimt1918 started in 1999 with Marco and Paolo Soellner. After a few years the band recorded a demo called "Secession makes post modern music" and in 2003, after getting a deal with the italian label "My Kingdom Music" the full album "Undressed Momento" came out. With that album, the band got the attention of the "Prophecy Production", starting the recording of "Dopoguerra" that came out in 2005 and then "Just in case we'll never meet again" in 2008. Now, after 8 years , finally "Sentimentale Jugend" is out.
Q: Who are your influences?
A. Our influences, if we talk about music, can be related to shoegaze, post rock, new wave, ambient and soundtrack music. There are so many bands and artists that I could mention but we also get inspired by movies, books and lives.
Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
A. It is really hard to answer this question because all of us would answer differently, but for me, I'll try to say:
1. The Cure- disintegration
2. Black Sabbath - sabbath bloody sabbath
3. Michael Jackson - bad
4. Tears for fears- songs from The big chair
5. Bruce Springsteen - Born in the USA
Q. How do you feel playing live?
A. We like to play live, especially if it's about festivals where we share the stage with other artists that we admire.
Q. How do you describe Klimt1918 sounds?
A. I think our sound is a mix of our influences and experiences, that once again I want to say that are very different because we all have different tastes. Our sound wants to be something particular, let's call it a drone reverberated guitar wall of sound.
Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
A. The idea of a song usually starts with a Marco's vocal and guitar composition. Then, we built up the song together in the Rehearsal room , trying to find the perfect dress for the mood of the composition.
Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
A. Ah the moment I would say "Daughter" and "A winged victory for the sullen". They are not super new but kind of.
Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
A. Brian Eno, for sure!
Q: What are your plans for the future?
A. We are trying to play live more for this album than we did for the previous one and maybe to visit some new places to meet friends we did not have the chance to meet before.
Q: Any parting words?
A. I just would like to thank all the old and new friends who keep on supporting us after all this years!