terça-feira, 28 de março de 2017

kNOWing Eva with Undone - An Interview

Poesia em formas psicodélicas, caos, dores, perversões, delírios, morte, família, sonhos, guerras, , apocalipse, tudo é alimento para o caótico combo macedônio, Undone.

O recém lançado "kNOWing Eva" é um exercício de desintegração plena e total da sanidade, sendo conduzido pelas guitarras delirantes de Viktor Gajtanoski e Ronit Bergman exorciza tudo com a vocalização mais tensa e sexy dos últimos tempos.

"kNOWing Eva" é certamente um dos trabalhos mais intensos lançados este ano, e precisa, veja bem, precisa ser apreciado imediatamente e sem moderação.

Nestes tempos de incerteza o Undone é a trilha perfeita para seus temores.

***** Interview with Undone *****

Q. When did Undone start? Q. Tell us about the history...
Undone started in the summer of 2010 and its still undoing J

We were invited to create an experimental poetry- and sounds show for an international poetry festival in Macedonia. We were given rooms in the amazing mountain village Velestovo overlooking Lake Ohrid – a place which if you don’t get inspired there you might have a problem with inspiration… we had a week to create something and we pretty much wrote the essence to what became the first album of Undone – If We Are Here (2011). Later came Indeed (2012) which was a result of a three day jam session and it was followed by Steering Will, Family - last year, and our new Ep kNOWing Eva. Our last 2 releases appear also in vinyl which I am really happy about. Different people play in each album, but it looks like Edi - Andrej Anastasov-Daskalovski the drummer, Muso - Mustafa Jonuzovski who plays bass, and the guitarist Noga Shatz will defiantly continue to work together. Darko Tasevski and Filip Mitrov also appear in the different albums and we will continue to collaborate when possible. In kNOWing Eva we collaborated with Viktor Gajtanoski whom we also closely collaborated with in If We Are Here. My husband Darko Janevski always takes part as well, he records and mixes the albums and sometimes contributes his Voice, effects and field recordings.

Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
that’s as 5 as I can get now ~
The Velvet Underground – The Velvet Underground &Nico
Sonic Youth – Daydream Nation
The Jesus and Mary Chain - Psychocandy
Spacemen 3 – Sound of Confusion
Butthole Surfers – (can’t decide) Hairway to Steven or Locust Abortion Technician
Syd Barrett – The Madcap Laughs
Coil – Love’s Secret Domain
Gong – The Flying Teapot
Brian Jones Presents The Pipes of Pan at Jajouka
Lustmord – Arecibo – Trans plutonian transmissions
Television – Marquee Moon
Can – Soundtracks
Cocteau Twins - Garlands
Brian Eno and David Byrne – My Life in the Bush of Ghosts
Joy Division - Unknow Pleasures

There are so many others It was a difficult question.

Q. How do you describe Undone sounds?
You can probably genre it shoegaze/dreampop but I call it Sandalgaze, because the roots of the main core of Undone are in the Middle East and the Balkan, and I think we have that about us. we didn’t grow up on shoegaze.. Dreampop from the middle east has war and sand in it, is bloody, and could even get nightmarish..if classic shoegaze is like butter, we bring oil.. I think we best fit in the psychedelic genre since it is so divers and colorful. For me psychedelia is spiritual music, it is worship, and that is something which has been around in one form or another since the beginning of time. I also sometimes tag Undone ‘Quest’, first because psychedelic music is a Journey, a search and travel with mind, with heart, by music, and also, Undone is never really planning, we work and create in a journey, following the path the music and words pull us to, discovering it.. Also, since different people join in each new album, their musicality takes the music accordingly which affects the style.. at the same time the core are friends who know each and Undone well..

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs?
The first releases we were all working in Macedonia, in later albums we were joined by musicians from different countries. In Macedonia we record at ours and at Edi’s great new studio he built. We start simple, send over and the friends from other countries add themselves - record in their home studios and transfer the recording to us here - where we add it and send it again so everyone hears where the song is going, we communicate musically like this, talk-experiment-think-try until everyone is happy with the song and themselves in the song. Everyone takes any part they wish to take. It is challenging.. and always a very nice interesting collective creative process.

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
I will answer with music I pay attention to - older and newer from - Anton Newcombe is perhaps not so new, but he is newcoming with something pretty beautiful on nearly daily basis, and so are the rest on my list are not all new but I am always interested in their older and newer stuff, always find it extra exciting.. Vibravoid, The Pancakes, The Oscillation, The Orange Drop, Dead Skeletons, Magic Castles, The Lucid Dream, Miranda Lee Richards, The Warlocks, The Invisible Opera Company of Tibet, Flavor Crystals, Chicos de Nazca, Tales of Murder and Dust, Chatham Rise, Nameless (UA, Teropil), Sun Mahshene, The Asteroid #4, The Chemistry Set, The Sun Blindness, Dead Horse One, Helicon Glasgow, Floorian, Joe Chapman and his different projects, The Limiñanas, Kingdom of the Holy Sun, Desert Mountain Tribe, HIGH&DRYs, The Hanging Stars, Baby Woodrose, The Sun’s Evil Twin, Dead Meadow, The Third Sound, Frankie Teardrop Dead, Luca Zotti and his different projects, Temples, Mellow Lizard, Perija, Elephant Stone and all the rest…

Q: Which band would you love to make a cover version of?
I would like to make a slow heavy but dreamy cover for Mamma Mia of ABBA

Q: What are your plans for the future?
Now I am preparing ‘Harbor’ which is an exclusive compilation of Undone songs for everyone attending Fruits de Mer Records Festival of Psychedelia in August!

I will music in two new projects soon to emerge, one with Yoram Gur who is the amazing musician-guitarist from my first band Plastic Venus, and the other with Luca Zotti! I will continue to collaborate with Edi, Muso and Noga into the next Undone album ‘NewClear Reactions’, and!

A bunch of us friends-bands are about to launch a collective record label Very soon.. ! excited about that!

Q: Any parting words?
Thank you so much for having us! Keep up the good work!