sábado, 11 de fevereiro de 2017

Lerina with SeiSui - An Interview

Duas música apenas, sim duas, nada mais, nada menos, mas é o necessário para que o novíssimo duo inglês, SeiSui já entrasse de cara fazendo as honras em formato noisemathgazer aqui nas página do TBTCI.

"Lerina" o segundo single somado a "A Toast To All Out Ships AT Sea" o primeiro explicitam qual é a do SeiSui, pense no Elevate sendo aditivado por Joey Santiago e Kevins Shields ao mesmo tempo.
Caos em forma nonsense onde o perigo esta sempre prestes a explodir. 

Resumindo a brindandeira, o SeiSui é barulheira de primeira grandeza, olhos e ouvidos atentos.

***** Inerview with SeiSui *****

Q. When did SeiSui start? Tell us about the history…
We’ve been working on tracks since summer last year and 'A Toast To All Our Ships At Sea' came together in a couple of weeks before Christmas. One of us has made music before in several bands for many years, one of us hasn’t made any music at all but has always wanted to. SeiSui started as a studio experiment to see how someone who has never made music could work with someone who has and experiment and have fun with sound.

Q: Who are your influences?
18th Dye, Elevate, My Bloody Valentine, Slint, Tortoise, Stereolab, Sonic Youth. We also like all types of literature and film - anything that inspires us that is different and engaging - and often reference these in our lyrics. And we influence each other quite a lot, perhaps that sounds insular but we do introduce each other to music as well as share quite a lot of bands, albums and sounds that we like.

Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
I’m not sure we’d always be able to agree on five, or that we’d pick exactly the same five tomorrow, and ‘of all time’ feels like a big commitment, but right now we say...

Elevate - The Architect
My Bloody Valentine - Isn’t Anything
Martha - Blister’s In The Pit Of My Heart
Camera Obscura - My Maudlin Career
Pixies - Surfer Rosa

Q. How do you feel playing live?
We haven’t played live yet! We don’t even know if we could because it's just the two of us making all the music. Marlowe has played live in lots of bands so he could figure out a way, and we know plenty of musicians who could help us, but at the moment we are really enjoying just creating things in the studio. We’d like to finish the EP - then we will decide if we want to or actually could play live.

Q. How do you describe SeiSui sounds?
We like to create soundscapes rather than songs. The music tries to evoke the sentiment of the subject and the lyrics - for instance, with ‘A Toast To All Our Ships’ we wanted the guitars to sound tidal, swelling and sometimes dangerous like the ocean. The lyrics are spoken word in this track because we were imagining the broken broadcasts that pass between ships at sea, the voices in the radio waves. With other songs we want to tell the lesser-known stories, but ones with which we have a shared fascination. We love layering guitars and more experimental vocals. But how does SeiSui sound? It sounds like the insides of our heads, shared.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs?
We set out to record in a totally different way to how you’d normally create songs. Marlowe just likes to capture sounds and textures and slowly music seems to form songs from layering these sounds together. Sometimes the music is actual chords, sometimes just noises manipulated. Decca keeps collections of words and when she hears the music will know which ones are meant for that songs. A lot of her lyrics are inspired by real but less-well-known stories, or about ideas and stories we've told each other. We both like to record ambient sounds, industrial sounds etc and then see how they can be incorporated into the music.

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
There is a very strong DIY scene with lots of good new bands putting records out in the UK right now. Pet Crow, Mouses, Dystopian Future Movies, Goddesses, The Winter Passing, Dream Wife, Cherry Hex and the Dream Church. We love finding new music, but introducing each other to our old favourites too. We’ve revisited Surfer Rosa together recently as well as Graham Coxon’s 'Love Travels At Illegal Speeds'.

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
We would love to cover Strawberry Switchblade’s song ‘Since Yesterday'

Q: What are your plans for the future?
We want to finish recording an EP but we haven’t thought of where SeiSui is going after that. We’ll follow our curiosity and see where we end up!

Q: Any parting words?
It’s completely possible to make something from nothing and as creativity is so important, in so many ways, you should just do it. Even if you think you can't, do it anyway.