sábado, 4 de fevereiro de 2017

Electric Fields with Ghost Hunt - An Interview

Photo by Carolina Sepúlveda

Ao escutar o primeiro EP do duo português Ghost Hunt tem-se a impressão que não se trata apenas de música eletrônica, ou kraut, ou trance psych, Pedro Chau e Pedro Oliveira transcendem esses rótulos, agregando em suas trips muitas outras referências e conexões do que o mero ouvinte possa tentar decifrar.

Coloque nesse caldeirão as experiências de gente como Sonic Boom, Suicide, Chemical Brothers, Kraftwerk e claro Silver Apples, mas, enfim a lista é extensa, e é exatamente a partir das matrizes que o Ghost Hunt propaga sua psicodelia eletrônica.

Muito além de gêneros o Ghost Hunt indica novos caminhos e possibilidades.

Altamente necessário.

***** Interview with Ghost Hunt *****

1 - When did Ghost Hunt Start?
We did start playing together in the summer of 2014. Soon after that we came up with the name and kept playing. Our first concert was only in 2015, 14th of February.

2 - Who are your influences?
Our electronic influences can be Krafwerk, Klaus Schulze, Cluster, Cabaret Voltaire, The Human League, Juan Atkins, Drexciya, 808 State, but we also like music with guitars. We like psychedelic rock, Shoegaze, soul, etc. Those bands are references to us, but we don´t want to sound like them in the same way, we want to have our own sound.

3 - Make a list of 5 albuns of all time.
- Love - Forever Changes
- Krafwerk - Trans Europe Express
- My Bloody Valentine - Loveless
- Primal Scream - Screamadelica
- The Chemical Brothers - Dig our own hole

4 - How do you feel playing live?
Feels like you doing something right.

5 - How do you describe Ghost Hunt sound?
I think it´s a bit difficult to describe your own sound. Maybe we are not the right people to do that.

6 - Tell us about the process of recording the songs?
Apart from the bass, our songs were pretty much recorded live. We did it in one day after setting up our gear.

7 - Which new bands do you recommend?
There´s a few, but I only remember now Survive, Toy, Marie Davidson, Jacco Gardner. In Portugal there´s 10.000 Russos, Cave Story, Alek Rein, Sensible Soccers, Twist Connection ...

8 - Which band would you love to make a cover version of?
The one we just did. TVOD by The Normal (Daniel Miller)

9 - What are your plans for the future?
To Keep playing live music and recording.

May be trying to play and release our music in other countries.

10 - Any parting words?
Thanks a lot for the interest and all the best to The Blog That Celebrates Itself.