terça-feira, 25 de abril de 2017

Records de Kyoto with Ùltim Cavall - An Interview

Novamente a Espanha, sim, este ano, aliás desde o ano passado os espanhóis tem tido destaque cada vez mais intenso aqui no TBTCI, também pudera, a quantidade de belíssimos trabalhos e bandas vindas de lá tem mostrado que no país acontece uma avalanche de bons sons.

Agora é chegada a vez do quinteto Ùltim Cavall, que segue a linhagem do que tem acontecido no país, um mix melancólico de shoegaze, dreampop e toque sofisticados de pós punk dão o norte na sonoridade deles, e logicamente tudo isso pode ser devidamente desfrutado no imenso debute lançado mês passado, "Records de Kyoto" é o nome de preciosidade.

Ao lado de Linda Guilala, Apartamentos Acapulco, The Royal Landscaping Society, Galaxina e outros o Ùltimo Cavall é a linha de frente da força da música espanhola da atualidade.

Beleza resume.

***** Interview with Ùltim Cavall *****

Q. When did Últim Cavall start? Tell us about the history...
Últim Cavall started in Barcelona at 2015. Francesc and me (Rafa) start doing music without any aim. Only we wanted to enjoy. We record an EP this year and start having nice critiques and reviews of different countries. We needed more musicians to be coherent to our discs.

Now we are five, Jacob (lead guitar and voices), Valle (synth and voices) and Toni (bass).

Q: Who are your influences?
We have listened to so much music in our lives that us it is impossible to remain with some concrete bands All the music to that we have listened is our conscious and unconscious background.

Q. Make a list of 5 albuns of all time…
Is a very difficult job :-)
- My Bloody Valentine (Loveless)
- Slint (Spiderland)
- The Beatles (Revolver)
- Joy Division (Closer)
- Johnny Cash (American Recordings)

Q. How do you feel playing live?
Our idea has been to conceive our music and concerts as a mental journey, as a way of understanding music, as a path to escape from reality.

Q. How do you describe Últim Cavall sounds?
Halfway between the most ambient noise pop, shoegaze and dreampop but we prefer that the listener decides in what style it includes us.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
It has been a very artisan process; we have been working on it without haste and we have tried to fit every piece of our sonic puzzle. We have carried on experiencing with synthesizer textures, some of them especially created by us. We also have had the will to originate an own and personal environment with the guitars. We bought several reverbs, distortion, a drum kit and multiple effects in order to use them during the recording process. We also retouched and doubled a lot of guitar lines, voices and synthesizer. We enjoy a lot in the studio, bearing in mind that we take all of our decisions benefiting the song itself and its own sonority.

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
We would like to recommend some Barcelona's bands that we loved: Súper Gegant, Retirada!, Olivemoon, Dulce Pájara de Juventud, The Zephyr Bones, Maria Arnal i Marcel Bagés, and we could follow...

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
We would like to make a cover version of some Joy Division songs but we admire them too much to do Joy Division covers.

 We have never done a cover, we prefer always the original song!

Q: What are your plans for the future?
We would like to continue presenting our music and overcoat to continue creating and recording new songs.

Q: Any parting words?
Yes, we us would like to dismiss with a live recent recording of a project that is called The Camera Album. We admire his sound and his assembly and it was an honor to form a part of the recording.