quinta-feira, 9 de fevereiro de 2017

The Surface with Munic! - An Interview

Quem acompanha as páginas do TBTCI já percebeu que na Espanha vem acontecendo algo especial, semana sim, semana não, aparecem novas e poderosas bandas vindas de lá, talvez a água de Austin tenha atravessado o oceano e os espanhóis estejam aproveitando.

O mais novo objeto de adoração do TBTCI atende pelo nome de Munic!. Quarteto madrilenho que vai fundo no noise sem deixar o lado cinzento e denso de lado. Barulho e sombras caminham lado a lado na música dos caras, vide o último EP deles, "The Surface", que começa barulhento com a vibrante "Farewell" mas, a partir de "Sub", as coisas se alteram e a confusão entre eletrônica, guitarras e a escuridão fica explícita.

Grande banda, grande EP,!!Viva a Espanha!!

***** Interview with Munic! *****

Q. When did munic! start? Tell us about the history...
We began in 2011. In previous years José (the guitarist) & i (Leandro) we were doing electronic body music. We abandoned that project and we stopped seeing each other for years. Suddenly one day we met again, by that time i worked selling guitars & keyboards and soon after he proposed to do a band with guitars and that. I accepted and that's how it all started.

Q: Who are your influences?.
Our influences are many. We love the post punk & new wave era. Also we like a lot electronics so we decided to mix guitars with electronic landscapes and all that...

Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
Well, is quite unfair to choose only 5. The styles we like are full of great albums. (In not particular order)

-Depeche Mode - Black Celebration
-The Cure - Seventeen Seconds
-Front 242 - Geography
-Nine Inch Nails - The downward spiral
-The Smiths - The queen is dead
-Kraftwerk - Man machine
-The Jesus & Mary chain - Psychocandy

Q. How do you feel playing live?
To play live is the best thing of being in a band.

Q. How do you describe Munic! sounds?.
Munic! is a mixture between dark guitar sounds, electronic landscapes and lyrics speaking about sex & emotional imbalances. Nothing new, but we put our personal touch in our compositions.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs?.
We create the songs individually. José makes his own songs and i do the same. Sometimes i do lyrics for his songs, that's the only moment in which we create something together. He records his songs in his house and i do the same but i take care of the final mix and mastering in my apartment. So far, we have not gone to any professional studio yet.

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
Hmmm, Eagulls, Savages, Girls Names, Novella, The KVB, Toy...

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?.
Actually we play live a cover of "Happy when it rains" of The Jesus & Mary Chain. I would love to do a cover from David Bowie or Placebo.

Q: What are your plans for the future?.
We're currently composing new themes. We hope to have a new EP ready for fall/winter.

Q: Any parting words?
Music is the answer. Thanks for the interview.